Monday, May 6, 2013
THF Florissant is working to secure the proper permitting before the deal closes on the site.
Although the proposed Walmart development got another approval from Florissant City Council recently, it will still be a bit of time before the store is fully up and running. THF Florissant has begun the next phase of making the popular retailer a reality in town, but it doesn’t involve tractors and excavators just yet. Jeff Otto, a representative of THF Florissant, said that with the city’s approval, the realty company is working on getting the proper permitting for the site. Otto said that THF is working on permits from Metropolitan Sewer District, the Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Florissant Engineer Tim Barrett. For the site, each organization holds an important role in the development of the site at 3350 and 3400 North …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
We're listing the most popular stories from the month of April.
We’re giving you the top seven stories that were the most popular reads on Florissant Patch during the month of April. 7. With six local eateries featured in this month’s Sauce magazine, readers wanted to know who was featured and what were the highlights. 6. Florissant residents celebrated and sighed at the City Council’s second approval of a Walmart development coming to town. 5. Fox 2 News got a report of a postal worker hospitalized and treated for a dog attack in Florissant, and we brought you the video interview from the report. 4. Readers kept up with the several stories regarding the April 10 storm, from the tornado that touched down in Hazelwood to how residents were handling things to the recovery efforts, Patch had it covered …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The council unanimously backed the development's new plan but not without giving the petitioners a piece of their mind.
Walmart looks to be back on track to develop a store at 3350 and 3400 N. Highway 67 and 3605 Seville after Florissant City Council approved an amendment to its proposed development plans Monday night. The council unanimously approved Substitute Bill 8911 to allow the department store to continue its plans to build a store in Florissant, but it didn’t come without councilors and the public expressing their views of the bill. The amendment would allow changes to the site's original development plan, including: A Transportation Development District (TDD) will finance the development, petitioner Jeff Otto said in a previous meeting the site. According to the Missouri Business and Community Services Division, a TDD can be created and be …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Council could take the final vote on the proposed amendment to the development Monday night.
Along with swearing in a new councilman Monday night, the Florissant City Council could take on the final vote of the Walmart proposed amendment. Jeff Caputa who captured the Ward 4 council seat will be sworn in during the council meeting. Caputa fills the vacated seat of Keith English, who won the District 68 state representative seat in November. The Council will also look at the proposed amendment to Walmart, which would alter the site’s rotation as well as change other site aspects. Councilors approved the Walmart development originally last year. (RELATED: Florissant Walmart Shows New Plans, Financing Option) The Walmart development would be placed at 3350 and 3400 N. Highway 67 and 3605 Seville. For the full agenda, check out the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Most of the citizens' public hearing section focused around concerns and support for a Walmart development.
Although the Florissant City Council only took the first reading on the proposed Walmart amendment bill, that didn’t stop a number of residents and business owners from coming out to voice their support or opposition. During the hearing from citizens’ section, a number of residents gave their support to the development coming to town, while others suggested for the development to be moved into a vacant space in Jamestown Mall. The City Council is considering an amendment to its previously approved ordinance, Ordinance 7876, for Walmart, which would allow for the development site to be rotated and change a few other parts of the development. One resident, who has lived in Florissant for 44 years and has her home behind the proposed …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The council will have first readings on the two bills tonight.
The Florissant City Council will have its first reading on a proposed amendment for the Walmart development Monday night. During its March 25 meeting, the council held a public hearing with petitioner and THF Realty representative Jeff Otto about the amendment. Otto said they were proposing to change the rotation of the store, which includes the following changes: Otto also said a Transportation Development District (TDD) would finance the site. The Walmart is proposed for 3350 and 3400 N. Highway 67 and 3605 Seville. The council will also have a first reading on a proposed pay plan change for a part-time park police officer. For the full agenda, check out the City of Florissant website. The Florissant City Council will meet at City Hall …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The petitioner laid out a number of updates during its public hearing at City Council.
Walmart petitioner Jeff Otto showed new plans for the Florissant Walmart site and discussed its new public assistance venture during its public hearing Monday night. The public hearing had been postponed and rescheduled since late January. (To get more coverage of Walmart and other Florissant issues, subscribe to our daily newsletter for free!) Otto showed the Walmart store will now be rotated in response to some geotechnical issues found with the property. With the rotation of the store, this changes a few things, including: Otto also said the site will be financed by a Transportation Development District (TDD). According to the Missouri Business and Community Services Division, a TDD can be created and be responsible for developing, …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
We're rounding up the seven top stories from the past month on our site.
We’re giving you the lucky seven stories that were some of the most popular reads on Florissant Patch during the month of February. 7. Many Florissant residents were sad to learn that the three-year-old Alps grocery store had shut its doors Feb. 12. The property owner said that he had hopes of bringing in a new store to the property soon. 6. A man was found shot near the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley campus, and the police arrested two men they suspected were involved in the shooting. 5. Readers who were planning for a trip to the movie theater wanted to know about the latest movies of "Identity Thief," "Side Effects" and "Stand Up Guys." 4. The Walmart petitioners were no-shows for January’s last meeting, and they …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The petitioners requested that the council postpone the hearing until its March 25 meeting.
The ruling on the amendment to Walmart’s proposal will have to wait a little bit longer. The public hearing scheduled for Monday’s City Council was postponed until the March 25 meeting at the petitioner’s request, and the council approved the postponement. This is the third postponement for the public hearing. Previously, Walmart received approval of its development plans last year from the council and has requested an amendment to its plans, which have a cause of concern for City Engineer Tim Barrett. Barrett told the council at its Jan. 28 meeting that he’s worried about the truck traffic for the development as well as “soil in the flood plane fringe,” which violates city ordinance, according to an article from the Independent News. …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Florissant Councilors could hear from Walmart about its amendment needs and other business at City Council.
Walmart will have another opportunity to speak on its proposed amendment to its development with a public hearing scheduled Monday at Florissant City Council. The petitioners for the development were no-shows to the previous meeting, and the hearing was postponed to Feb. 11. Also, on the agenda for Monday night, is a bill to lower the resident's rate for rental of the nature lodge. For the full agenda, check out the City of Florissant website. The City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.