Although Walmart awaits a decision on its proposed community improvement district (CID), its representatives presented its revamped plans to the Florissant Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night.
THF Realty’s Jeff Otto presented the new plans, which included an increase in the store from 150,000 square feet to 166,000 square feet, an increase in parking spots and green space as well as the deletion of the outlot building.
Otto also pointed out that instead of split-face block on one of the building’s sides, it had been revamped to be 100 percent brick.
After limited questions from the commissioners, the commission unanimously approved the motion for recommendation to the City Council.
The City Council will weigh the CID proposal for the first reading at its next meeting. The new designs would be proposed at a council meeting next month.
Dairy Queen looks for new digital sign
After receiving approval to revamp its interior, Dairy Queen received a recommendation for an electronic message board.
The sign would not have rolling messages and would present still images every 10 seconds on display.
Commissioners questioned store owner David Greer about the control and access the board’s messages, and he assured the commission that only he and the management team would have access to the computer.
Building Commissioner Phil Lum informed the commission and petitioner that his staff has been doing an inventory of electronic signs in town to create an ordinance recommendation for the commission and city council. He informed Greer that they would possibly have to make changes according to the ordinance.
The proposal will go to City Council to review next month.