City officials in Richmond Heights are calling it "a major milestone" in the redevelopment of the southern half of Hadley Township. The City Council on Monday evening approved a redevelopment agreement with Menard Inc.
The $63 million project includes $15 million in tax increment financing.
Once the site plan receives final city approval, the Wisconsin-based hardware retailer can set closing dates for 99 residential parcels it's buying east of Hanley Road.
"After many years of battling through unresponsive developers and the worst economy in many years, everyone's hard work is coming to fruition," Richmond Heights Mayor Jim Beck said. "The residents in the southern section of Hadley will be well set for the future. Richmond Heights will benefit from another great retailer."
Menard's plans to build a two-story, 224,000 square foot home improvement store on the land just north of Maplewood's Walmart complex, and additional retail space along Hanley Road.
Traffic scofflaws now have a chance to avoid jail time. Later this week, Maplewood and Richmond Heights will offer three warrant amnesty days for traffic offenders. Starting on Thursday and running through Saturday, people with traffic warrants can personally appear and simply pay a $200 bond. Your court date will then be rescheduled. Hours and locations of where to go to clear your name can be found on our website at ktrs.com.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, September 13, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Maplewood Cases: 7601 Manchester. Maplewood, MO 63143. (314) 646-3628
Richmond Heights: 7447 Dale. Richmond Heights, MO 63117. (314) 645-1982 ext. 3
Residents in the southern part of Hadley Township may finally know the fate of their community.
The Richmond Heights City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a plan for a $63 million Menards development. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the approval includes $15 million in tax increment financing for the redeveloper, Menard Inc., to cover some development costs.
The paper reports that by the end of the year, the developers plan to notify property owners of closing dates on their sale contracts.
The new retail development will be east of Hanley Road, between of Maplewood’s Walmart development and I-64/40.
A possible serial bank robber may be targeting banks inside area grocery stores.
Richmond Heights Police say a man held up the US Bank inside the Schnucks Store on Clayton Road about 6:30 Tuesday evening. Police said the suspect showed the teller a threatening note demanding money and walked out of the store with an unknown amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a white man, 5'6" to 6' with a thin build.
Police believe the man may also be responsible for robbing the First Bank inside a Brentwood Dierberg's on Saturday.
A passersby found the victim in the garage about 12:30 p.m. and called 9-1-1.
The victim was injured, but her condition is unknown.
Police would only say, her attacker was a man.
St. Mary's officials released a statement that said, "The safety of our patients, visitors and employees is a top priority. We are working closely with the Richmond Heights Police Department to investigate this unfortunate situation."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond Heights Police Department at 314-645-3000.