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To Annex Or Not: That's The Creve Coeur Question

Cities must identify any potential areas by a summer 2012 deadline.

Under a plan to be submitted to St. Louis county officials later this summer, the city of Creve Coeur will indicate an interest in being open to the idea of expansion that would place properties like the , and other areas within city boundaries.

Municipalities across St. Louis County are required to submit maps every five years to the St. Louis County Boundary Commission. The maps are considered something of a "wish list". Inclusion on the list only means the land could be considered within the next five years.

The map also includes subdivisions immediately north of Olive Boulevard,

The most notable area NOT on the map which was in the previous one done in 2007 was the Old Farm Estates subdivision near Fern Ridge High School. A report submitted with the map to city officials said trustees previously opposed the idea then, and an evaluation of the area found it did not meet criteria necessary for annexation.

 

The only land on the map that is likely to be annexed in the forseeable future is property near the Highway 141 project, which is scheduled to be completed later this year. While not a three-way swap, various parcels would be transferred between Creve Coeur, Chesterfield and Town and Country once the highway project and the realignment of Olive Boulevard are complete.

Another parcel coming all the way into Creve Coeur is an area just recently zoned within the last year for commercial development along Olive Boulevard across from the Taco Bell and Royal Banks of Missouri location just outside city limits.

But that's it.

"There are no plans. There are no discussions," Langdon told commissioners Monday. "Can't say it won't happen, things won't change; this is simply putting a stake in the ground and saying if those changes occur, we thought about it, we'd be interested in annexing that," he said. Without inclusion on the map, along with 100 percent approval by property owners, he added, annexation would not happen.

The city must submit the map to the County Boundary Commission by July 1. 

Click here to look at the map, which is at the end of Monday's City of Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission meeting agenda.

Is there an area just outside city limits that you would like to see become part of Creve Coeur? Tell us in the comment section below.

Robin Tidwell May 23, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Yes, absolutely! North of Olive along Schulte. We're just across the CC line, Schulte is a main road into the city based on the traffic here, and it seems silly NOT to annex more residential property. Right now we have none of the benefits of CC and no vote - but we work there and own businesses there.
Scott Simon May 29, 2012 at 10:06 AM
You sure you want Creve Coeur's bureaucratic headaches?
Robin Tidwell May 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM
As opposed to STL County's?

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