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 …
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 …
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.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The large development requests an amendment to its previous plans but did not attend the previously scheduled public hearings on the matter.
The plans for a Walmart at 3350 and 3400 N. Highway 67 remain up in the air as the representatives for the plan were no-shows to the latest public hearing. According to the Independent News, petitioner Jeff Otto did not attend the public hearing at the previous City Council meeting on Jan. 28. It was postponed from an earlier meeting in January. 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 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 the article. The council …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Florissant residents and officials will have a chance to hear the presentation and voice their support or opposition to the traffic development district.
After receiving approval from the Florissant City Council earlier this year for a Walmart development, THF Realty will ask for even more public assistance. Tuesday, THF Realty will host a public hearing at the St. Louis County Library, Florissant Valley branch pertaining to its request for a Traffic Development District (TDD) for the Walmart project. This would be the third request for the realty company regarding the project. Previously, the company has asked for tax-increment financing and a community improvement district. A TDD is a bit different from the other requests, though. According to the Missouri Business and Community Services Division, a TDD can be created and be responsible for developing, maintaining or operating …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
We speak to the realty development company in charge of making Walmart a reality in Florissant.
For those Florissant residents looking to see a new Walmart store in the area by the end of this year or early next year, they’ll have to wait a little longer. While the Florissant City Council approved the Walmart development project and its rezoning, the development is still months away from breaking ground. THF Florissant representative Jeff Otto said that there’s a number of steps to be done before the company reaches the construction phase. Otto said in an interview with Patch that the next phase is to deal with site plan approval for engineering with the Army Corps of Engineers, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He said each agency plays a role in looking at the site, such as …