Friday, May 25, 2012
Creve Coeur residents can get in at a discount!
Are you ready for splish-splashing summer fun? The Aquaport in Maryland Heights opens for business Saturday. Creve Coeur residents can get in at Maryland Heights' residential rates. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Once the facility is open, weekday hours will be 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Hours on Sunday will be from noon – 7 p.m. Visit the city of Maryland Heights website for information on how to buy Aquaport daily and season passes. You'll need a valid resident ID card to get the discount.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The company has not returned numerous calls from Patch seeking comment in recent weeks.
If one of the expected form questions around St. Louis as a region is the old reliable, "where did you go to high school?", then Creve Coeur could easily trot out, "Wouldn't it be great to have a hardware store?" or "Do we really need another bank?" Quickly rising through the ranks is anything that hovers around when we'll learn something about Delmar Gardens and the company's plans for the 28 acres of land it owns on Ladue Road near Interstate 270. The discussion was largely dormant for a year after it re-emerged in April 2011, then popped up again prior to the April 2012 elections, thanks to St. Louis Business Journal reports indicating a site development plan was in the offing. Then came word at a recent Ward 3 Town Hall that …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A hearing on allowing bakeries on less than four acres in Creve Coeur will have to wait until next month.
A number of items related to specific restaurant and commercial development projects will come up for hearing and discussion at Monday night's Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Creve Coeur Government Center.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A roundup of news impacting new and existing businesses in Creve Coeur, including a proposed text amendment to allow for more restaurant space in parts of the city.
Another sandwich shop has its eyes set on locating in Creve Coeur, or in this case, coming back. Brian Gambino, a local franchisee for Mr. Goodcents, has petitioned the city for a conditional use permit to open at 623 New Ballas Rd. A former Mr. Goodcents franchise was located in the 11900 block of Olive Boulevard. Gambino said the city's daytime workplace population is what attracted him, with opportunities to use catering and delivery to re-introduce the sandwich chain's brand, which has added wraps and toasted subs since it was last in Creve Coeur. The restaurant will appear before Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission officials May 21 to discuss the conditional use permit. TEXT AMENDMENT REQUEST That same night, the commission …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Elementary schools students recognized for Arbor Day essays.
More than 100 elementary school students entered the City of Creve Coeur's annual essay contest to recognize Arbor Day, and on Saturday, the third, second and first place winners from three categories in kindgergarten through fifth grade were honored in City Council chambers. Here's a sample of their thoughts on "A World Without Trees": Jared Morton, Bellerive Elementary School "No paper airplanes, origami, books, toilet paper, kleenex and many more things;" "What would a woodpecker peck on?" Ben Cummings, Our Lady of the Pillar "What would I do without my cousin's trees, all the trips I took to the apple orchard during the fall and what would my family decorate with lights during Christmas. I have so many connections to trees, that …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Barry Glantz took the reins as the city's top elected official Monday.
Football players often talk about adjusting to the speed of the game when they move from high school to the college ranks, or from college to the pro level. It takes a little time for things to slow down around them. Despite having been past member of the Creve Coeur City Council and more recently the Planning and Zoning Commission, the city's new Mayor told onlookers after his first council meeting Monday that he'll need a few reps before hitting his stride. Barry Glantz was sworn in Monday night, succeeding Harold Dielmann as the city's top elected official. City Council incumbents David Kreuter, A.J. Wang, Bob Hoffman and Jeanne Rhoades, who all ran unopposed for re-election, were also sworn in Monday. The "inauguration" came after a …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Creve Coeur's Mayor chaired his final City Council meeting Monday night.
Monday night's Creve Coeur City Council meeting saw the city formally accept recognition for the police department's work to achieve accreditation. (See Video) The body also held a public hearing and approved the city's Capital Improvement Plan through the 2017 fiscal year, but that's not why Pat Dielmann was in attendance. She told those who asked that in her husband Harold's 28-year tenure over two stints as Mayor, she'd been to just two meetings of the Creve Coeur City Council, each time being for swearing-in ceremonies for her husband. Monday, she broke with tradition and attended the last session Harold Dielmann will chair after a total of 28 years in office. It was the Mayor's first meeting back on city business after an absence due…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Little is know about the company's plans for an $80 million project on 28 acres in Creve Coeur.
Almost a year after a report surfaced that Delmar Gardens was ready to move forward with an $80 million "dream project", a multi-use development proposal for land near Interstate 270 and Ladue Road in Creve Coeur, the St. Louis Business Journal is reporting that the company "expects to seek zoning approval in early April." The project was brought up for discussion at Monday's Creve Coeur City Council meeting. City Administrator Mark Perkins said the city staff has "not heard from them (Delmar Gardens) in some time." A Business Journal report in March 2011 indicated hopes of submitting a master plan to the city before May to complete the failed Levinson residential project. Delmar Gardens' interest in expanding in Creve Coeur has rankled …
The invocation became a source of controversy.
Monday night's Creve Coeur City Council meeting was one of the shortest in recent memory, but it was not short on drama in what was the last meeting before next Tuesday's municipal election. And it started with the opening invocation. Ward 1 Councilman David Kreuter, leading the meeting on an interim basis due to the absence of Mayor Harold Dielmann and Council President Tara Nealey, gave the opening prayer, calling for a spirit of working together despite divisions of opinion. Kreuter is one of several city council members who signed a letter of endorsement on behalf of Barry Glantz's campaign for Creve Coeur Mayor. That letter in part claims that Glantz's opponent, Laura Bryant, is polarizing and not a consensus builder Kreuter's …
A.J. Wang in a bit of a tight spot after his name showed up on a mailer taking sides in the Mayor's race.
According to his original plan, Creve Coeur Ward 2 Councilman A.J. Wang said he was going to remain neutral in the race between Barry Glantz and Laura Bryant for Mayor of Creve Coeur. But with less than a month left before the April 3 election, Wang found himself in what he called Monday a "somewhat akward" position recently, when his name appeared on a mailer with more than two dozen other current and former city elected officials, backing Glantz. Wang said if he had been asked to sign off on it, "I would have said no." Glantz contended Monday night that he did speak to Wang about signing off on the letter, and that if Wang wanted to change his mind, that was his prerogative. Wang meanwhile has posted campaign signs for both candidates in…