By. Chris Stritzel
The project that has brought much controversy to the corner of Wyoming and Morgan Ford in Tower Grove South got it's first blessing yesterday on it's road to construction from the St. Louis Board of Adjustment. The appeal filed with the Board specified that the building commissioner denied a building permit to rezone the property to multi-family residential with retail space. The Board passed the appeal and have thus authorized the permit to rezone the property. In addition to this, I got more information regarding the development that may be helpful to nearby neighbors and general supporters of the project. The new information is as follows...
Even though this was passed by the Board of Adjustment, the project must go before the neighborhood association, which will happen this September, to hear neighbor's opinions on the project. If all goes well there, the project's 95% Tax Abatement will be reviewed by the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen before officially starting construction. Combined, WYMO and MOFO will total close to $10 Million in investment by AHM in the Tower Grove South neighborhood and according to sources, more developments are on the way, but "where" remains the question. Until then, the focus remains on these two developments.