Last week, the Maryland Heights City Council voted unanimously to approve a contract with Ultimate Soccer Arenas of Missouri to lease Sportport, the facility located at Sportport Drive and Maryland Heights Expressway in the Howard Bend floodplain.  We applaud this vote because:
  • Using land in Howard Bend for recreational purposes makes perfect sense.  Land used for recreation is less expensive -- and easier -- to restore than other commercial properties after the inevitable flooding that occurs in a floodplain.  We believe more opportunities should be sought to use the land in this area for recreation.
  • This kind of sports facility requires a lot of land, which is not available elsewhere in Maryland Heights.  In fact, it's not readily available anywhere else in St. Louis County.  Thus, this is a wise use of land resources for our city and region.
  • This type of development has a low impact on the character of the area.  Soccer fields do not loom many stories high, sprout smoke stacks, or generate the traffic of large-scale commercial developments.
Read more about the city's agreement here.  If you like this move by the city, you can let your City Council representatives know with just two clicks!
 
 
Join us this Saturday morning between 9:30 and 11:00 at the St. Louis Bread Company in Westport Plaza for the next in our continuing series of community meetings.  

We'll be discussing the city's planning scenarios for the McKelvey Dorsett area and what it means to be a "sustainable" city.  Or -- whatever else is on your mind!  Maryland Heights just celebrated its 25th anniversary; what would you like to see in the next 25 years?

Join us the Second Saturday of every month to discuss the latest development news affecting life in Maryland Heights. 
 
 
Maryland Heights is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a fair at Creve Coeur Park's Sailboat Cove.  Come join the fun!
  • Children's activities
  • Beer and wine garden
  • Music
  • Carnival rides and games
  • Kayaking
  • And more!
Find out more here.  Stop by our booth between noon and 7 p.m. Saturday and see what's new!