A handful of residents addressed the Crestwood Board of Aldermen on Tuesday concerning progress on the redevelopment of Crestwood Court.
Each resident spoke for slightly different reasons—to request another town hall session, to ask how the recent loss of the Post Office will be addressed, or to see a quicker resolution to the city’s sales tax revenue woes. One resident even told the board she was disappointed to hear an hour of conversation on the public pool, but none on mall redevelopment.
Mall discussion has not been a regular agenda item since December, when the board rejected PGAV Planners as the proposed project's planner.
Mayor Jeff Schlink said he and Centrum’s Vic Pildes have discussed organizing a meeting, possibly in March.
When the topic was resurrected by a resident later in the meeting, Schlink provided some more insight into his most recent conversations with Pildes.
“I told [Pildes] it was my intention to not pass along this information, because it has been shared with Mr. Roby, but Centrum as of right now, they are not interested in moving forward with the project. They’re not going to come to St. Louis. We’re not sitting on our hands,” Schlink said. “They told us they’re not going to do anything; they’re going to wait until a new board is elected in April, and they’re going to see if there’s people supportive of the TIF they’ve requested.”
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