On Tuesday November 25th at 6pm, there is a City Council Workshop open to the public, that everyone needs to attend. Directly after this workshop is the Planning Commission meeting at 7pm.
The 6pm meeting is open to the public, but public comments will not be taken until the 7pm Planning Commission meeting. This is a watershed moment for our city (pun intended). Do not let it pass by without YOUR input. We have thousands of intelligent, creative, thoughtful citizens in Maryland Heights. Come put that talent to use in making our city a better place to live. We have to protect what we love about Maryland Heights from greed, recklessness and apathy. This is OUR time, this is our OPPORTUNITY.
Please do everything you can to attend one or both meetings on Tuesday. It is important that our City Officials see that Maryland Heights Residents DO NOT support building houses in the floodplain. Right now, the council seems to think that residents do support this development, simply because they haven't heard otherwise. Tell them this is a bad idea!
Please tell your friends and neighbors, and anyone else you know that lives in Maryland Heights to go to this meeting and/or to call their council-reps. It is important that the Residents of Maryland Heights are represented during this process; any decisions made here will open the floodgates for development here.
This housing/mixed use development is being used solely to drive the large scale retail developments that developers want along the Maryland Heights Expressway. We don't need that old bad idea and we definitely don't need this new bad idea! Tell the planning commission and the city council
Right now Residential Uses are mostly prohibited in Howard Bend (the area including Creve Coeur Park from the bluffs to the Missouri River and from I-70 to south of Page). We need to keep it that way. Agriculture and Recreation are strong economic growth engines. Many other cities and states realized this long ago and are protecting these uses. Why are we eliminating these in Maryland Heights?
You can see the documents prepared by the city planner's office here. These documents will be used by the council and planning commission as a basis for their decisions. They are pretty short reads, but contain a lot of good information.
See You Tuesday!