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Posted on 11.09.07
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  • Posted on 11.09.07

At its meeting earlier this week, the City of St. Louis Planning Commission recommended approval of several zoning matters to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. As the City continues to attract more development, zoning is an important tool in allowing appropriate new development to occur — and in controlling the types of development that are permitted on particular sites

  • Lemp Brewery: Industrial to Commercial. The historic Lemp Brewery complex is no longer suitable for modern industrial development, but it is one of the City’s most important resources and should be preserved for adaptive reuse. The proposed zoning classification will set the stage for the property to be rehabilitated as a mixed-use residential and commercial complex. The current zoning does not allow residential uses.

  • Chouteau/Taylor: Industrial to Local Business. This property, in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood, was formerly owned by Laclede Gas Company and is memorable for a large gas storage tank that was visible from I-64. Laclede owned the entire northern frontage of Chouteau between Newstead and Taylor. The eastern half of the property is being purchased by Saaman Development for the construction of new townhomes; the western half is being purchased for apartments and retail by the same Texas company currently redeveloping the Salad Bowl property on Lindell. The rezoning will permit residential development on this site, but will also allow neighborhood-based commercial uses.

  • West Pine/Euclid, northeast corner: Planned Unit Development. The Mills Group is developing this prominent property as a mixed-use residential/retail. Mills has worked with the surrounding neighborhood and business associations to design the development for compatibility with the existing commercial streetscape on Euclid as well as the residential streetscape on West Pine. The development will include 188 luxury apartments and approximately 13,000 sq. ft. of retail space.