Friday, May 24, 2013
Aldermen and residents talked about the overall picture for mall redevelopment during the last Board of Aldermen meeting.
Next week the Crestwood Board of Aldermen will consider a second reading of a contract with PGAV Planners to perform consulting services related to the mall’s redevelopment. While Centrum attorney Jim Mello reminded the audience that the issue at hand was whether to approve the project planner, the conversation inevitably evolved into concerns about the overall project, and the city’s role in helping it go forward. Last summer Centrum Partners presented their entertainment-focused redevelopment plan, but the developers had not been in front of the Board of Aldermen since a first attempt to approve the project's planner in December. The May 14 meeting was the first time the city’s four new aldermen had the opportunity to vote on a mall-…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Mayor Jeff Schlink was once again asked to break a tie regarding the planning consultant for mall redevelopment. Find out what choice he made on Tuesday.
Crestwood's four new aldermen were asked to take a new look at a previously defeated Crestwood Court measure Tuesday night--though the vote ended up in a familiar place. Aldermen reviewed a contract with PGAV Planners to perform consulting services related to the mall's entertainment-focused redevelopment plan. PGAV's anaysis is a preliminary step on the road to determining whether to grant the mall's developer, Centrum Partners, around $34 million in tax assistance to fund the project. Join Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. City attorney Rob Goltermann said the new agreement was "modified slightly to reflect a reduced scope of work," and thereby a reduced contract amount. PGAV has …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
See what the Crestwood and Sunset Hills boards will be discussing at their May 14 meetings.
Tuesday night the Crestwood Board of Aldermen will have their first discussion on mall redevelopment with its four newly elected members. Board members will review an agreement with PGAV Planners for planning services. The previous board appointed Centrum Partners as the site's developer last year, but declined to move forward with PGAV for planning services. If the agreement is approved, the city will be able to move forward in deciding whether to grant Centrum Partners tax assistance to fund the project. The total redevelopment cost is estimated at $121 million, with a proposed $34 million tax increment financing (TIF), a transportation development district (TDD), and community improvement district (CID) Browse Patch's coverage of the …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A tentative date has been set for the public to ask Centrum Properties how they plan to revive the Watson Road space.
Residents eager to see the ball rolling again on Crestwood Court progress can attend a town hall meeting with Centrum Properties representatives next month. The town hall is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 20 at the Whitecliff gymnasium, Mayor Jeff Schlink said during Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. The date is tentative. "We're still working through some scheduling conflicts," Schlink said. Centrum Properties’ Vic Pildes and Sol Barkett will give a short presentation which Schlink said would address "specific issues Pildes and I think are higher on the list of concerns." The rest of the meeting time will be allotted for open comments and questions. It will be the first scheduled discussion on mall redevelopment since the board rejected…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Review the ups and downs for the Crestwood mall space in 2012--which tenants left, the plan proposed by developers, and how city aldermen responded to the new project.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
City aldermen did not approve a planner for the project, which is required to move forward in opening a new development at Crestwood Court, according to a report from the Post-Dispatch.
Discussions on a revitalized Crestwood Court were hampered this week after the city's Board of Aldermen declined to approve a planner for the redevelopment project, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The board voted last month to appoint Centrum Partners as the site's developer. While aldermen previously expressed interest in moving forward with PGAV Planners for planning services, they tied 4-4 Tuesday night to approve an agreement. Mayor Jeff Schlink did not push the vote through. Read the full story on St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Browse Patch's coverage of the Crestwood mall redevelopment, or view these related articles:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
It's not just about assembling the right mix of tenants--aldermen discussed whether the new development would detract from existing customer bases, or draw additional patrons (and businesses) to Watson Road.
Had the Crestwood Board of Aldermen not taken steps Tuesday to keep conversations with Centrum Properties going to redevelop Crestwood Court, partner Sol Barket said the developers would have likely ceased their efforts--at least for a couple years. Alderman Daniel Tennessen pushed the board last month to reconsider their former 'no' vote to Centrum as the site's developer. But he's also concerned with the state of other vacancies in Crestwood, particularly along Watson Road. “I believe that Crestwood has three futures,” Tennessen said. “One is that we do nothing, and we become a bedroom community probably serviced by the county. Two is that we do a better job attracting light manufacturing and small business for our main street. Three is …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Mayor Jeff Schlink pushed the divided aldermen to continue conversations with the developer to revive Crestwood Court.
At least one potential tenant for a revitalized Crestwood mall stepped back from discussions after hearing the Crestwood Board of Aldermen rejected Centrum Properties as its developer in early October. Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill would not occupy the proposed District at Crestwood, Centrum partner Sol Barket said Tuesday night. Other possible occupants, like AMC movie theaters, are looking for projects with firm opening dates before they sign on, he said. Alderman were split 4-4 Tuesday whether to continue conversations with Centrum as the project's developer. Mayor Jeff Schlink provided the deciding vote. The board has not approved a redevelopment proposal, but their vote Tuesday allows the city to determine whether tax increment…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Aldermen voted to reconsider the Crestwood Court owner's proposal, which was turned down earlier this month. They hope to initiate a 'work session' with Centrum and other interested parties.
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 …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The majority of aldermen voted against the entertainment-focused proposal by Centrum Properties to revive the mall space along Watson Road.
The majority of Crestwood aldermen voted Tuesday night against the latest submission by Crestwood Court's owners, putting a temporary halt to action on the mall's redevelopment. Last week residents had the chance to hear a more detailed presentation for the proposed District at Crestwood, an entertainment-focused vision for the 48-acre space on Watson Road. Centrum was the only firm to submit a redevelopment proposal to the city. The two-phase project would cost approximately $102 million, Centrum officials said, with almost $27 million in economic assistance. A motion to continue the redevelopment process with Centrum's pitch was supported by aldermen Mimi Duncan, John Foote, and Darryl Wallach, but knocked down by the majority. However…