When the Burger King Boat slammed into the Poplar Street Bridge and the minesweeper Inaugural sank in 1993, it marked the beginning of the end for a riverfront lined with restaurants.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Insurance Specialist Robert Butler says the higher the levees, the lower the premiums.
When asked if the new development would only steal business from elsewhere in west St. Louis County, Wolfe said that isn’t the plan.
Development would have 250 tenants
Only a few living on the river’s edge appear to take the threat seriously.