Friday, February 8, 2013
The Carpenters' District Council is demonstrating outside Southside Guns & Ammo to dispute wages offered by Kuehnle Construction.
The Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity is campagning for better wages and benefits in front of Southside Guns & Ammo on Gravois Road. "We'd like a resolution, and maybe we get one and maybe we don't," said Scott Byrne, a representitive for the council. Byrne said the store is building a firing range where Gravois Road splits off to Seibert Ave. Demonstrators handed out flyers to passersby explaining their cause: The Carpenters' District Council have been leaders in our community's...struggle for equal employment opprotunity and decent standard of living for all those wanting to enter the skill trades. Receipt of a fair wage with good health insurace and pension benefits, such as those obtained by the Carpenters…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rock Hill Road is getting major road improvements from Gravois to Laclede Station roads. Will this affect your commute?
Rock Hill Road between Gravois and Laclede Station roads is about to get a facelift. The Department of Highways and Traffic has contracted Pace Construction Company to begin repairing concrete and asphalt paving. Workers are scheduled to begin repairing concrete this month and paving asphalt in May, according to a letter from the department. The project will remove and replace deteriorated base pavement, curbs, sidewalk and driveway approaches, surface and texture the pavement, superpave the asphalt overlay and replace traffic signal loop detectors. The construction will cause closures and delays for traffic. Commercial entrances will remain open throughout constructin, and emergency vehicles will have access to affected properties at all …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Residents and St. Louis County Planning Department officials alike are concerned a new housing development could bring unwanted business to the area.
The St. Louis County Planning Commission approved the 50+ acre development bringing new mid- to high-priced homes in Affton, but residents and county officials alike are nervous about the future of the property. McBride Berra LLC own the entire 67-acre tract, but plan to build 124 new houses only takes about 50 acres, leaving 15 acres at the corner Gravois and Musick roads open for future development. Neighbors of the possible new development say they fear developers are planning a commercial use at that corner, such as a gas station. Residents told the planning commission that the area doesn't have the space or traffic flow to handle a business at the corner. And the St. Louis County Planning Department seems to agree. The department …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The planning commission did tell developers to widen Musick Road to alleviate traffic and to build a walking trail through to Grant's Trail.
The St. Louis County Planning Commission unanimously approved a plan to bring 124 single-family homes to Affton at their meeting Monday. McBride Berra LLC is planning a 52-acre development with new mid- to high-priced single-family homes at Gravois Road and Musick Road. St. Louis County Council will now have final say in whether the development gets approval. Don’t miss out on the next story! Follow us on Facebook. At a public hearing last month, neighbors raised concerns about the increased traffic a new development would bring. In response, the commission included a condition that Musick Road be widened into a right-of-way including a center turn lane lining the development. Musick Road would then narrow back to two lanes as it continued…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The St. Louis County Planning Commission meets tonight and will discuss the 124-home housing development proposed near Cor Jesu Academy and Grant's Farm.
St. Louis County's Planning Commission is considering rezoning land near Cor Jesu Academy and Grant's Farm to be developed into a single-family housing development. McBride Berra LLC is planning a 50+ acre development with 124 new mid- to high-priced homes at Gravois Road and Musick Road. Developers presented their plan to the commission last month. Read more: Residents Cite Traffic Concerns in New Development by Cor Jesu, Grant's Farm At last month's meeting, residents of surrounding neighborhoods asked the commission to consider how the development would affect traffic, which residents say is already dangerous. The commission is likely to vote on the issue tonight, which would move it forward for final approval from the St. Louis County …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The shark-themed family favorite restaurant is growing, and even the menu is getting an update.
Syberg's on Gravois is expanding to fill out their home in the 7800 block of Gravois. Details aren't final, said marketing manager Tracy Stamper, but the plan is to expand the bar and restaurant, possible making an indoor/outdoor bar. "The plan is pretty cool," Stamper said. The restaurant chain, which also owns Helen Fitzgeralds and three additional Syberg's, hopes to finalize details by the end of the month. All five restaurants will also be getting new menus.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Cut-through traffic and congestion at Gravois Road & Musick Road are raising concerns for neighbors of a potential new single-family housing development.
McBride Berra LLC is planning a 50+ acre development with 124 new homes at Gravois Road and Musick Road, but neighbors say those roads are already holding all the traffic they can handle. Cars cut through residential streets to avoid the often-clogged intersection at Gravois and Musick, a problem that is likely to increase with the addition of 124 new households, neighborhood residents told the St. Louis County Planning Commission at a public hearing Nov. 19. And Musick Road dips downhill as it approaches Gravois Road and blocks visibility for cars coming over the summit, residents said. "(Musick) road is very dangerous right now and the add of all this traffic, something has to be done," said Dave Heinrich, who has lived on Larkspur Drive…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Affton Chamber of Commerce has launched an online commercial real estate database to further economic development and growth within the Affton community.
The Affton Chamber of Commerce launched an online commercial property database, making it easy for businesses with an eye on Affton to find the perfect location. “With this new tool, we have the ability to promote the Affton community to possible new businesses”, said the Affton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Joan Edleson, according to Fox 2 Now. “The database will help to establish Affton as a community that is continuously looking for growth opportunities, regardless of challenging economic times." Entreprenuers and franchisees looking for a spot in Affton can find the databse bylogging on to the chamber's website and clicking "Commercial Properties." Asearchable map and list of for-sale properties pops up. For example, Affton …