Thursday, October 4, 2012
The majority of commission members voted against resident Al Moore's proposal for a library on the former Paraclete property after hearing from several dissatisfied Tapawingo residents.
After listening to dozens of residents' concerns over the past few months, the Sunset Hills planning and zoning commission decided not to grant their recommendation for a community library near the Tapawingo National Golf Course. Several neighbors in the surrounding subdivisions said they believed Al Moore's proposal, The Moore Library at Tapawingo, would compromise neighborhood safety, in addition to lacking a detailed business plan. Moore first presented his concept to the commission in August, when the project included elements of a cultural center. Moore said he scaled down the project based on neighborhood feedback, but pushed for the project in order to preserve the 10-acre property's historical buildings. The project does not …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Last month a Sunset Hills resident discussed his revised intentions to turn the former Griesedieck property into a community library. Residents had several questions on traffic impact, parking, and operating hours.
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Friday, September 28, 2012
Sunset Hills resident Al Moore announced last month that he was pitching the former Griesedieck property, also known as the Paraclete property, as a community library instead of a cultural center. Residents who were hesitant about the cultural center concept still had several of the same questions on a library's potential impact to neighborhood traffic and safety, usage on streets, and its business plan. Patch spoke with one of Moore's associates, Jim Johnston, to get more information on how the library would function within the Tapawingo and Sunset Hills communities. The library’s major collections (history, children’s books, art) will be split in different buidings, with plenty of outdoor and indoor seating areas. The non-profit first …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Crestwood and Sunset Hills boards of aldermen, and Lindbergh School District board meet Tuesday, Sept. 11. Other items slated for discussion include a new tenant for the Sappington Barn Center and a Sunset Hills dog park.
Public hearing: 2012 property tax rates Old business: The alderman will choose a firm to oversee planning services for Crestwood Court redevelopment. The city received two formal proposals, according to the city administrator’s executive summary. The board will also discuss whether they will consider TIF funding (tax increment financing) as a viable option for the mall's redevelopment. If TIF funding is approved, portions of revenue from nearby taxing districts would fund the project. Portions of new taxes generated by the finished development would repay the project costs. The city’s parks board narrowed a list of eight proposals for the new Sappington Barn Center tenant down to three. Aldermen will discuss a possible second location for…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Sunset Hills resident Al Moore's revised plan for the Paraclete includes a library and exhibit space. Neighbors still want more specific information on its impact to Tapawingo residents.
Nearly 20 individuals spoke during open comment after hearing a re-tooled plan for the Moore Cultural Center during Wednesday night's planning and zoning commission meeting, which is now being pitched as a community library. While several neighbors to the former Paraclete property said they found the new proposal encouraging, they asked planning commission members to table a decision until next month so all residents can discuss the revised project. “We don’t believe there’s enough information that’s been shared. It’s an eleventh-hour compromise,” said Manors of Tapawingo resident Don Hagen. “Additional details should be filed with the city in writing so the concerned citizens have time to properly consider what these details are.” In …