Crestwood aldermen said they've heard the gamut of resident responses to their recent rejection of Centrum Properties as the developer of a new concept on the Crestwood Court property, from approval to irritation.
Ward IV Alderman Daniel Tennessen, who voted against the resolution earlier this month, said he wanted to invite the company to continue their conversations with aldermen. Tennessen proposed to hold a work session to let aldermen discuss changes they'd like to see to the proposal, and for Centrum representatives to explain they are and aren't willing to compromise.
Aldermen unanimously voted to reconsider Centrum's proposal at a later date, and to coordinate a work session in the meantime. The public will be able to attend any work sessions that are scheduled. (A date was not announced at Tuesday's meeting.)
Jim Mello, an attorney who's represented Centrum Properties at previous meetings, said the developers 'fully expected to negotiate' on the vision they presented.
Ward IV Alderman John Foote said he'd like to see the Lindbergh School District incorporated into the conversation this time around. Ward I Alderman Mimi Duncan agreed she'd like to see any information the school district has compiled regarding the possible financial impacts of a new development. She voted in favor of work sessions with Centrum.
"You gotta strike when stuff is going on," Duncan said.
Aldermen could take a new vote at their next meeting on Nov. 13, or choose to table a vote pending additional discussions.