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Plaza Motors Plan For Reuther Property Advances With Questions From Council

The proposal for a Jaguar/Land Rover dealership on Olive Boulevard received first reading by city lawmakers this week.

Ham and cars.

A plan to relocate Plaza Motors' Jaguar and Land Rover operations in a standalone dealership on the site of the current received a first reading before Ceve Coeur City Council members Monday.

, despite concerns from a neighboring property owner who believed that the reliance on Ham Avenue nearby violated the neighbor's property rights.

Monday, both Plaza's representatives and the neighboring property owner, David Lange, confirmed that Ham Avenue is a private driveway, but that a summary court judgment gives Milbrandt Lawn Equipment, and whoever owns the Reuther property, access to Ham Avenue.

Plaza backers said they could also potentially load cars to the site without using Ham Avenue.

Does It Fit The Vision?

The Reuther property has been seen for decades as a key component of what could end up as part of a downtown Creve Coeur redevelopment.

While city planners have determined that the Plaza proposal is in keeping with enough of what the city's comprehensive plan has in mind, there may be a few hurdles left when council is expected to give the project a second reading later this month.

Ward 1 Councilwoman Beth Kistner described the placement of vehicles near the Olive Boulevard sidewalk "troubling" and "obviously not in keeping" with downtown plans.

Scott Simon September 13, 2012 at 05:12 PM
What's troubling is that Beth Kistner is anti-business. A Creve Coeur downtown? Why?
flyoverland September 13, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Downtown? We can't even get a hardware store.

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