CRESTWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) — The plan to redevelop the old Crestwood Mall site will go before the public at a mid-week open house.
Developer UrbanStreet Group, which purchased the mall for $2.6 million last year, will hold the town hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Crestwood Community Center in Whitecliff Park.
The group is putting together a mixed-use plan, with retail, restaurants, a movie theater, apartment buildings and parks.
Former Crestwood mayor Jeff Schlink has been among those hoping for more details.
During public comment at May’s city council meeting, he stepped to the podium and said, “now we’re hearing that this is a fluid project, that decisions haven’t been made, and it’s really, frankly, unclear what that final project is going to look like.”
“The developer has nothing of substance,” another resident remarked, wanting to know what specific tenants are being courted.
Especially attracting criticism is a potential $28 million in tax incentives, including tax increment financing or TIF.
Lindbergh schools leaders think attaching those to residential development would be detrimental to the district both financially and academically.
All previous attempts at redeveloping the site of the dead mall have themselves died.
Corrected with the proper time for the open house on Wednesday night.
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