The city has been trying for years to get developers to come and build large scale commercial development in the floodplain along Maryland Heights Expressway by Creve Coeur Park. Currently, McBride and Sons is trying to build a mixed use residential and retail development on River Valley Drive building over active farmland, the old abandoned airfield and right up to the levee. They want to build nearly 1000 homes right next to the Water Plant along the levee.
The next couple meetings are the only chance the public will have to tell the planning commission, the Mayor and the City Council that we don't want to destroy the best part of our city by becoming another Chesterfield Valley. Well, worse than that.... even Chesterfield hasn't allowed houses in THEIR floodplain!
Why should we repeat the same mistakes that other communities have spent billions of dollars and decades trying to fix? Just because other cities have gone ahead with poor planning decisions, doesn't mean we should follow suit. We have the benefit of hindsight here. We can look at their mistakes and say "Not us, not here!" Why can't we set the standard for smart and creative planning? Why can't WE BE BETTER?!
Please help us pack the house on Tuesday night. Sign up to speak; we need to show the City Officials that we are serious about protecting the best part of our community. Bring your friends and neighbors to the Maryland Heights Government Center Tuesday, 1/13/15 at 7pm!