1st Amended P.U.D. Request – Final Plan for the existing Pinecrest Apartments Development Project

A 1st Amended P.U.D. Request – Final Plan for the existing Pinecrest Apartments development project from Property Owner Tim Ruesch and Mark Heisel and Applicant Pinecrest Rental Properties, LLC.  

This item is planned to be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission at their meeting scheduled for May 11, 2016.

An P.U.D. Request – Final Plan was received by the City on April 8, 2016.  This ongoing project includes the development of an apartment complex consisting of six (6) 12-unit apartment buildings at a 6-acre property located near the intersection of Stump Road and Highway N.

Upon review, the attached comment letter was sent to the applicant’s engineer on April 15, 2016.  On April 21, 2016, a revised 1st Amended P.U.D. Final Plan and building and playground details along with a response letter from the applicant’s engineer were received by the City.  Upon review, the attached second comment letter was sent to the applicant’s engineer on April 29, 2016.   A copy of the P.U.D. Request – Final Plan, both of our comment letters, the response letter and the revised 1st Amended P.U.D. Final Plan are attached.  Development Note 22 on Sheet 1 of the plan details the proposed amendments to the currently approved plan.

Downloads 

5.981 Acres LAND DESCRIPTION 4-8-16 MEC

Final Amended PUD 4-8-16

PUD Final Plan App. 4-8-16

1st amended pud final plan

Comments Response 4-21-16

Photometrics Pinecrest Apartments 3-24-16

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, will conduct a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as same may be heard, and before the Board of Aldermen on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as same may be heard concerning: amendments, supplements and changes to Section 405.430 of the Municipal Code of the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, pertaining to the regulation of temporary uses and fireworks stands and tents.

All hearings shall be conducted in the Board Chamber at the City of Dardenne Prairie City Hall located at 2032 Hanley Road in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri.

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Vote on the Walmart market appearance

Friends & Neighbors,

If you want to see the artist’s drawings of various styles of Walmart neighborhood markets, they are still on display at City Hall.

There are 3 that are gathering the most interest:  Elevation #1-a Spanish style, like one would see in Southern California; # 7 which is an actual design approved for Bluffton, SC; #2 which is a boxy store front that borrowed some colors and some features from the Bluffton store.

We will count the votes this afternoon and let you know what interested citizens had to say.

“Shine a Light on City Government”

DAVID C. ZUCKER

Mayor,

City of Dardenne Prairie, MO

636-755-5306

 

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Shine a Light on City Government – 4/20/2016

Friends & Neighbors,

The Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen met in Workshop and Regular Meetings tonight.  We heard from representatives of the Bopp Family Limited Partnership and from Walmart concerning the proposed development of 16 acres at the NW corner of Bryan and Feise Roads, including two parcels for a Walmart Neighborhood Market and gas station.

We reviewed the reports concerning traffic at the Bryan & Feise intersection and the additional lanes, entrances, exits and roads in and out of the development.  We all know that traffic on Bryan Rd. is already heavy at morning and afternoon peak hours.  Additional lanes will help but eventually (sooner rather than later, I hope) the County will need to retime the traffic lights between I-70 and Rt. N to reduce the backup at Bryan & Feise.

The other issue reviewed tonight was the question of architectural style or appearance of the Walmart store.  We have had several discussions with Walmart representatives on the subject of appearance.  The original concept drawings were very “industrial” and were not well received.  Tonight the Walmart Architect and Project Manager came from Bentonville to present their newest drawings.

I invite the Citizens of Dardenne Prairie to come to City Hall and view the artists renderings and tell us which one you like best.  The Board will have to make some decisions about what they are willing to accept and we would like your input.

We need to let Walmart know early next week so it is important for you to come in Thursday or Friday, this week.  We will have the drawings in the Conference Room on the first floor of City Hall.  Come on down and take a look!!

We had other business tonight but I will save the report on those items for the next Sine a Light report.  GO CARDINALS!

“Shine a Light on City Government”

DAVID C. ZUCKER

Mayor,

City of Dardenne Prairie, MO

636-755-5306

 

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Gateway Green Light – Survey

ggl_logo_finalGateway Green Light St. Charles County launches survey to gather resident feedback

For Immediate Release- April 19, 2016

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The Gateway Green Light (GGL) program is a cooperative effort between the cities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake Saint Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, Weldon Spring, Wentzville, as well as the Missouri Department of Transportation and St. Charles County, to improve traffic signal operations throughout the county.

GGL actively manages and monitors traffic signal operations in real time, especially those that cross municipal boundaries, reducing unnecessary delays and improving traffic flow while reducing emissions that contribute to ozone pollution.

Residents of St. Charles County can help GGL further shape the future of the program by taking a few minutes to complete a quick survey.

 

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Proposition B

DARDENNE PRAIRIE RESIDENTS

PLEASE VOTE “YES” ON PROPOSITION B

 

Proposition B is on the April 5th Ballot.  We are asking the Citizens of Dardenne Prairie to approve the continued assessment of local sales tax (1.5%) on the purchase of cars, boats, trailers and outboard motors made out of state.  If Prop B is defeated we will not collect the tax beginning in 2017.  Cars, etc. bought in Illinois, for example, would not be assessed the City tax when registered by a Dardenne Prairie resident.  On a $30,000 car that would save $450 in tax.  The sales tax on cars, etc. is the largest source of sales tax revenue for Dardenne Prairie, amounting to about $250,000 a year.  We don’t know how many people will go to Illinois to buy a car.  If it is 20% we could see a decrease in tax revenue of about $50,000 per year.  We would need to tighten our budget belts or raise property taxes to continue services at the present level.

 

 

PROPOSITION B

Shall the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, continue applying and collecting the local sales tax on the titling of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors that were purchased from a source other than a licensed Missouri dealer?  Rejection of this measure will result in a reduction of local revenue to provide for vital services for the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, and it will place Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats, and trailers at a competitive disadvantage to non-Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats, and trailers?

                                    ¨  Yes                                    ¨  No

 

 If you are in favor of the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “Yes”.  If you are opposed to the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “No”.

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Arbor Day – Tree City USA

Dardenne Prairie, MO was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Dardenne Prairie is one of more than 3,400 Tree City USAs, with a combined population of 140 million.

For more information on the program visit www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.org

Arbor Day Proclamation

 

Arbor Day Foundation Letter

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, will conduct a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as same may be heard, at the City of Dardenne Prairie City Hall located at 2032 Hanley Road in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, and before the Board of Aldermen on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as same may be heard, at the City of Dardenne Prairie City Hall located at 2032 Hanley Road in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, concerning the following:

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

Name of Applicant: BFA, Inc.

Name of Owner: Cora Bopp Family Limited Partnership

Present Zoning Classification: “C-2”, General Commercial

Proposed Zoning Classification: “C-2”, General Commercial, Planned Unit Development

Proposed Use: Permitted Uses in the “C-2”, General Commercial District; and Automobile Service Station; Bakery with sale of bakery products on the premises; Nursery sales office, building or greenhouse; Personal Service uses including barbershop, beauty parlor, photographic studio, or dry cleaning; Retail store, including antique, art, book, candy, camera, cigar, clothing, department, drug, dry goods, furniture, gift, glass, hardware, jewelry, leather, liquor, luggage, music, notions, novelty, pastry, pet, pottery, radio, sporting goods, stationery and toy shops. This “retail store” list of included products is by way of example rather than limitation; Health and wellness services; Accessory uses customarily incident to the uses listed above.

Property Location: 6.25 acres more or less of the approximate 15.79 acres of land commonly known as 1575 Bryan Road bounded by Feise Road on the south by Bryan Road on the east and by the “West Branch Tributary B” creek on the north and west, and more particularly described in the Conditional Use Permit Application received by the City on March 7, 2016, on file with the City Clerk

Application Document 1

Application Document 2 

Application Document 3

Application: 5 Files

Bldg and Site Plans: 9 Files

Correspondence: 3 Files

Report Folder: 2 Files

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Statewide Severe Weather Drill Today at 1:30 pm

March 17, 2016

All;

Reminder that today is the Statewide Severe Weather Drill (postponed from last Tuesday, due to weather).  The drill is scheduled to start at or around 1:30 pm.

It will include:

  • NWS weather radio drill alert
  •  Local activation of outdoor warning sirens and an emergency alert system message via television.
  • Some local municipalities may also send text drill messages

Though it has been announced by local broadcast media, but some members of the public may still be unaware.  Notifying Emergency Communications and will request PIOs to post also.

 

Thank you,

Ina McCaine-Obenland

Operations Coordinator

St Charles County Division of Emergency Management

301 North Second St., Room 280

St Charles, MO 63301

Main Office 636-949-3023

Fax 636-949-3021

Email imccaine@sccmo.org

 

 

 

 

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Shine a Light on City Government – 03/16/2016

Friends & Neighbors

The Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen met in Workshop and Regular sessions tonight.

We held a public hearing to examine the Bopp Family Partnership’s application for an area plan and Planned Unit Development (PUD) to develop 16 acres at the NW corner of Bryan and Feise Roads.  The 16 acres  would be subdivided into 5 parcels.  Two of the parcels would be sold to Walmart for the construction of a “Neighborhood Market” and a gas station.  Three parcels would be held for future development, possibly a restaurant, a retail building and an office building.

A public hearing before the Planning & Zoning Commission was held last week.  The P&Z recommended approval of the application provided that: (1) Seventeen items identified by the City Engineer be resolved; (2) any widening of Bryan or Feise Road be taken from the Bopp parcel (not from Pinnacle Point subdivision); and (3)  The pictures of buildings representative of the architectural motif for the area were specifically not approved.

Tonight, several citizens spoke expressing concerns about develop in general and traffic in particular.  Some citizens suggested they would prefer to see something other than a Walmart grocery store.  The Board decided to continue the public hearing at the April 6 BOA meeting and told the Bopp’s representative to work with City staff to address the 17 unresolved issues.

The biggest issue seems to be traffic.  We looked at a traffic study which predicted conditions related to traffic in and out of the grocery store and gas station, but the study did not examine the impact of additional traffic in and out of the other three parcels.  The Board observed that it may be necessary, depending on further traffic studies, to widen Bryan and Feise Roads.  The plans submitted to the City do not provide for such road widening.  The City will not take action on the Bopp’s application until we understand the impact of traffic and see a plan that deals with it.

The City also wants to work with the Bopps to develop an architectural motif for the five parcels that harmonizes with Dardenne Prairie.  We have seen the Neighborhood Market in St. Peters and we think there are other choices that would fit better in our City.

One issue that must be resolved is access to Bryan Road.  The City of O’Fallon owns Bryan Road and must grant permission to cut the curb for entries and exits to and from the Bopp property.  To date the City of O’Fallon has not seen fit to address the issue, though it has been under discussion since last summer.

If the area plan and PUD are approved then the City will take up the application by Walmart for approval of a Final Plan, building site plan and conditional use application.  We have more work ahead!

In other matters, I reported that the youth baseball/softball program has 398 kids registered on 33 teams.  Alderman Elliott Stipes will be coaching one of the teams.  Safety fence improvements are scheduled to be installed at the end of March.  New bleachers have been installed.  Opening Day is April 11!

Proposition B is on the April 5th Ballot.  We are asking the Citizens of Dardenne Prairie to approve the continued assessment of local sales tax (1.5%) on the purchase of cars, boats, trailers and outboard motors made out of state.  If the Prop B is defeated we will not collect the tax beginning in 2017.  Cars, etc. bought in Illinois, for example, would not be assessed the City tax when registered by a Dardenne Prairie resident.  On a $30,000 car that would save $450 in tax.  The sales tax on cars, etc. is the largest source of sales tax revenue for Dardenne Prairie, amounting to about $250,000 a year..  We don’t know how many people will go to Illinois to buy a car.  If it is 20% we could see a decrease in tax revenue of about $50,000 per year.  We would need to tighten our budget belts or raise property taxes to continue services at the present level.

The St. Charles County Mayors Charity Ball will be held on April 2.  Last year the Mayors’ ball donated $85,000 to local charities. For more information check out: www.facebook.com/sccmayorscharityball.

The Dardenne Prairie annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, starting at 10:00 AM at City Hall Park and the Ball Field.  See www.dardenneprairie.org for more information.

The next meeting of the Board of Aldermen is Wednesday, April 6.  The workshop begins at 5:30 PM followed by the regular meeting at 7:00.  Come see your City Government at work!

“Shine a Light on City Government”

 

DAVID C. ZUCKER

Mayor,

City of Dardenne Prairie, MO

636-755-5306

 

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