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Amy, thanks for taking the time to get this information. do you have phone
numbers for Paul Langdon and Mitch Bair?  Canhou keep us posted as to the
status of the hearing on Sept. 12?

St. Louis County Parks Dept. created a stakeholders' committee several years
ago, composed of representatives from all the nature and conservation
organizations in the St. Louis area, to share information concerning the
future plans for Little Creve Coeur Lake.  This land was acquired by the
County, with use of federal funds, as mitigation for the Page Avenue
highway/bridge.  It does not sound as if the County contacted any of these
organizations concerning the proposed change in use for the driving range.
The stakeholders' committee needs to be resurrected so that the County can
get everyone's input, as they promised to do several years ago. Does anyone
know who in the County is in charge of the mitigation project at the present
time?

Yvonne Homeyer
Webster Groves Nature Study Society


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Amy Klarer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 6:27 PM
Subject: LCCL zoning - Metro Strikers @ 2155 Creve Coeur Mill


> I sat down with Paul Langdon, the Zoning Administrator  of Maryland
Heights
> today and he provided me with a copy of Metro Striker's conditional use
> permit (CUP) application and the city's initial response as well as a copy
> of the conceptual site plan.  (FYI, Mitch Bair is the project manager and
> should be the primary contact.)
>
> If you would like to see the application, I can email it.
>
> To summarize:
> When Seeger declined to renew the lease, the county's plan was to return
the
> site to its naturalized status, until Metro Strikers (MS) approached them.
> MS's contention is that their intended use of the site is no different
that
> the use as a driving range.  The County agreed to a 20-year lease with MS.
>
> The application to MD Hts suggests that the intended use is as a soccer
> training facility only and that it will not be used for regular games.
The
> existing clubhouse would be utilized and they would pave an area for
parking
> (206 spaces).
>
> That's all good & fine, but they also plan to host tournaments at the site
> once it is fully matured.  Other phases of the ongoing development include
> constructing three additional buildings with 3600 sq. ft. each.
>
> MS has entered into an agreement with the Creve Coeur Lake House to handle
> concession needs.  Will they establish a concession area on site or will
> there be little ones crossing the street to use the existing facilities?
> According to the City Planner, concessions would not be allowed on-site
with
> a CUP, so that issue may result in a postponement of the hearing next
> Tuesday.  I'd call beforehand to make sure it hasn't been postponed, if
you
> plan to go.
>
> From what I've read, I see this as a more intense use than a driving
range,
> and it could develop into much more over time.  (I would like to see a
copy
> of the lease with the county.)  But that's just my two cents.
>
> Interesting observation ............. pull up the trail map of Creve Coeur
> Lake on-line at the county's website and it already shows Metro Strikers
as
> the user of the site.  Presumptuous?
>
> Amy Klarer
> Maryland Heights
>
>
>
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "finaldraft" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 4:52 PM
> > Subject: LCCL zoning
> >
> >
> >>I called the Maryland Heights Planning Department to ask about the
> >>postings
> >>at Little Creve Coeur Lake.
> >> The Metro Strikers Soccer Club has received permission from St. Louis
> >> County to assume the lease for the driving range. Because the land is
> >> within Maryland Heights, the city planning department has jurisdiction,
> >> even though St. Louis County owns the property.
> >> The hearing on the zoning will be Tuesday, Sept. 12. For  more
> >> information, call Mitch Bauer at the Maryland Heights Planning Dept.
> >>
> >> Jack Cowan
> >> South St. Louis
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