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Ellisville Council Approves Moratorium and Walmart Plat

The city council held a special meeting Friday to decide on the two items.

In a meeting that took place in less than half an hour Sept. 7, the Ellisville City Council approved two ordinances on a .

With little discussion involved, a temporary moratorium passed 5 to 1 (Councilmember Matt Pirrello was absent) for six months. Mayor Adam Paul was the only opposed.

The moratorium, the length of which can be changed at any time with council action, was originally suggested by City Attorney Paul Martin as a time allowance for a city-issued request for proposal (RFP).

City Planner Ada Hood said the RFP was in a draft stage at a , and that the issuance would be seeking a "high intensity, town center style" development in accordance with the city's comprehensive plan for the lot.

The final plat for a Walmart Sansone Group development, adjacent to the area zoned for the moratorium, was also approved 5 to 1, Paul again the opposed. The was approved Wednesday, the final plat being one of the remaining ordinances relative to the project needing a council O.K.  

The architectural review board, consisting of city council members, met with Sansone developers and architect Ryan McKay to continue a discussion regarding the material make-up of the Walmart structure. The board also met Wednesday following the regular council meeting and met again Friday to review changes in draft plans.

Board members had expressed primarily aesthetic concerns, but agreed to an incorporation of limestone and brick materials in the exterior building design. While finalizations are still being made to the plan, the board concluded further changes would be made under the discretion of city staff in collaboration with the architect and Sansone.

McKay said that once construction began, the Walmart would take from nine months to one year to complete.

Michael Rhodes September 18, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Caffeinated: It can not be to the girlfriend's house as that is located in Ellisville and the area code there is 636, not 314. A quick search shows it is a wireless number.
Caffeinated September 18, 2012 at 01:53 AM
That's not very nice, Mr. Kelly. Rather insulting.
Ellisville Watchdog September 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Pirrello’s missing meetings because he’s not feeling the love---there isn’t any. He’s pursuing his career as a Primerica investment advisor pending the demise of his political career? Nothing pays like fee-laden Multi Level Marketing schemes. http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-04-01/wall_street/30092130_1_primerica-recruiter-mlm Arf! Arf!
Ellisville Resident Dist. One September 18, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I know, Pirello could sue his neighbors again!? That'll make him a few bucks. Sue the city, the neighbors, throw them out of their homes then gank them with inflated TIF sales taxes. Whata outstanding citizen! I thought he was an independent contractor remodeling homes for Wolffe Enterprises. Watch out for this truck coming down the road. He might sue you too!
Ellisville Watchdog September 19, 2012 at 05:39 PM
If you call Pirrello to ask why he is missing City Council meetings don’t discuss your financial situation. He may try to sell you some overpriced Primerica product. He’s gotta make sure his Upline gets a cut of the commission. Multi Level Marketing is hard on the Downline sellers. Google Primerica and any combination of scam—scheme--pyramid--ponzi Better yet, just Google—Crimerica Start reading the links. You’ll get the drift. The stories from former clients and sellers are sad and sadder. When new clients figure out they could have done better elsewhere, the charge backs kill what little profits a rep makes. Primerica, though technically not a pyramid or ponzi scheme (which are illegal) has a suspect sales and commission structure. Why all the related links to scam, scheme, pyramid and ponzi if not the case? This could be why some people think, “Our two sons won't care what it's worth (a “villa” in Ellisville?) since their inheritance will be a million $ each.” Is he worth more dead than alive due to an overpriced Primerica life insurance product he bought? If he didn’t fall for it, a lot of people have and then became sales agents and even refinanced they homes with Primerica, digging themselves in deeper. No tasty doggie bone at the end of that long dig. Beware. Arf! Arf!

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