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Here see what our Board of Alderman with the assistance of our Community has Accomplished!

As of May 2019
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The Crossings at Northwest 7 yrs in the making.

So what can an Alderman really do to promote Economic Development?
     Honestly, in a 4th Class City there is really very little that an Alderman can do to bring businesses into the City.
The City does not own any of the land that the businesses are on, and Government cannot and should not tell a landowner who they must sell/rent their properties to.
     As a matter of fact, the Realestate Market is so competitive for these land owners that they do not even tell the City what they are working on till the Contract is signed, unless a zoning change is required. In the case of "The Crossings at Northwest" zoning was set up to include all types, giving the Developer the capability to negotiate deals without Government intrusion, at least from our end. But the TIF was set up to ensure the city would not be on the hook, if the developer failed to work to fill his property.
     If the landowners cannot or will not look for businesses to fill their locations, there is really very little to be done.
     Unfortunately the State of Mo. offers tax credits for empty spaces which actually encourages land owners to keep their properties empty. In some cases other businesses buy up leases to ensure competition does not enter into the market.


So in 2011, St Ann elected a new Mayor and 3 new Alderman.
With the circumstances described above, we had to get creative to turn around the presumed destiny of the city.
We started an Economic Development Committee to bring in ideas from not just residents but some outside minds as well, including representatives from the County Economic Dept, BiState, etc. From this process and with the assistance of our State Rep at the time a developer was found.
A Tif was created and it was now up to the developer to work to make his property a success.
Our residents did not understand that we could not force businesses to rent/sell their properties....So,
Something lacking in St Ann, in my opinion was a Business Association. In my thoughts this association could assist businesses in Marketing, Small Business Training tips, Employment advertising and generally work to help the businesses to succeed once found.
I was able to sell this idea to the BOA and Mayor, it was determined that No One in a Government position would be trusted by businesses in a business association, so I sought out someone to be President and Run the Association totally separate of the City.
The business association had a rocky start as well, but they incorporated some residents and eventually became a huge Marketer through Social Media for what was going on in St Ann, who was hiring and when they could figure it out through watching permits...who was coming to St Ann. Though it's original purpose has not been met, by engaging the Community to invest in it's recovery we have seen much success in St Ann today.
Businesses are not just entering at the Crossings but throughout the city, Unemployment is down 6%, the median household income has grown from $35,000 to $44,000/household. Both of our school districts are seeing success. Pattonville is in the top 20 in the state and Ritenour's Accreditation has grown from 71% to 88%. With stronger School Districts we are seeing an increase in occupancy. We were voted the 7th Safest City in the State of Mo. 2018 and we are the 17th most Diverse City in the State. Our assessments have risen over the last 6 yrs - up, up, up!

When Raising Cane's Opened it was their busiest restaurant in the St Louis Region. To my knowledge today it still is.
When Starbuck's finally decided they would try a St Ann Location, they only set up a 1 year lease, that was June of 2017...again one of their highest performing restaurants in St Louis.
When First Watch came to the Crossings at Northwest, they were unsure of their location as well. On Mother's Day I spoke with the manager, and if she could she would open up a wall to add more seating.

Some wonder why it's not a mall any longer. The truth is as we all are aware now, that mall's are a dying brand due in some part to online shopping.
When we set up the particulars of the Crossings, it was purposefully done to have about 20% Shopping and Restaurants and the rest Business Offices. Thus the Office workers would add shoppers to the area and assist in maintaining the shopping and restaurants.

Raising Canes Strongest Open in StL Region
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7/31/17 Canes totes it busiest location still in St Ann

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Bob's Discount Furniture Opened in February 2017
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Election Board, WorkForce Dev, Assessor's
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Forced upon us by the County, Government pays no taxes

Charter Spectrum Call Center
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Charter Spectrum Call Center
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Cardinal Health Call Center
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Sav A Lot's Corporate Office Location 2018
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Jack in the Box
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International Welcome Center opened 8/17/17
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Opened 1/30/18
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Opens May 28, 2018
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St Timothy/St Charles Rk Rd

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Menards opened in 2015
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Rulers opened MAY 21, 2015
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Starbuck's Opened June 2017
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Gen 3 QT
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Regions Bank opened in 2016
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Charter's Training Area
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Charter's Training Center
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Sprint Opened 10/31/16
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Aldi's Opened May 2017 Cypress/St Charles Rk Rd
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Opened 1/31/18
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St Ann Ln/Ashby Rd

Corporate Offices 2018
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Opening November 1 2019
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This one I totally brought to St Ann

This addition leaves only one location still avail
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Welcome to St. Ann - Fitness Edge

Oct 2018
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Social Media:




Breaking Ground for Aldi's
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Burger King Remodel reopened Jan 2019
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10/5/17 real work began
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thx to resident who took pic

We Rock the Spectrum - Kids Gym

 

Manhattan Antique Marketplace

   

In-between Shell & Quik Wok is a building to be determined, One business will Upholster Convertible Tops, having a empty lot that has sat empty for 20+yrs reflects the faith businesses are beginning to have in St Ann

 

Also the Car Wash near Ashby & Litz is being renovated for future businesses.


Schnucks purchased the entire Shop N Save Property, renovated and unfortunately closed it on May 5th.


A market and laundromat on June

A Senior Day Care



Mobil/Crown Mart at St Gregory/Rk Rd


Fitness Edge


Plus 2 others at the Plaza we cannot disclose yet.


If the State allows a Dispensary will be located in the old Bally's Building


Another Work Out Training facility will be located behind Aldi's owned by our own Zac from the Community Center.


Terry Buschmann is looking to locate here in St Ann for a Catering/Banquet Center.


New owner's have bought the St Vincent and Aarons Rent to Own Strips and are renovating.


Other Additions over last 7 years...


Starbucks

Value City Furniture

Bob’s Discount Furniture

Cricket

Quik Trip

Menard’s

Raising Cane’s

First Watch

Sprint

Gateway Grill

Ruler Food’s

Region’s Bank Stand Alone

Cardinal Health

ASI Food Safety

CIOX Health, LLC

Hillard K Cohen, Inc

e-Cover Me, Inc

Customer Direct LLC

RGH Enterprises, Inc

First Round CSWR, LLC

Charles Huber

Metro Medical Equipment & Supply

Monaco & Badihi, DDS,PC

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s, Inc

Prime America Financial Services

First Rate Field Services

Repair Defense Network

Health System Hospital’s Inc

St Louis County Election’s Board

St Louis County Assessor’s Satellite Office

St Louis County Work Force Development Office

Charter Spectrum

Charter Spectrum Training Center

St Vincent DePaul

Walgreens rebuild

Family Dollar

Aaron Rent's

Best Catering

Best Dance Center & Talent

Bombay Food Junkies

Brooks Bible Institute

Family Video

Firme Estilo Salon LLC

Guarded Heart Bible College

Open Arms Adult Daycare

Sweet Spot

Andrew's Bayou BBQ

St Animal Pet Adoption's Store

Bus Loop Burger

Dollar Plus

Lava Salon

Lady Jane's in the Crossings soon

Captain D's upgrade

McDonald's upgrade

Burger King upgrade soon

ATA Tae Kwando

STL Youth Sports Outreach

Dollar General

Waffle House

Aldi's

Urgent Care

Manhattan Antique Mall


St Ann Business Link

Just look at how many vendors that have been brought to St. Ann Park to participate in our Food Truck Events!


This event has been turned over to the City Parks Department, adding it to our Party in the Parks Concert Line Up!!!



FOOD TRUCKS


1) Harvest Xpress
2) Deli On ...A Roll
3) Wayno's International Mobile Cuisine
4) Bombay Food Junkies
5) Vincent Van Doughnut
6) Tastebudz Express
7) Totally Toasted
8) Kona Ice
9) Blues Fired Pizza
10) Treats Unleashed
11) St Louisiana Q
12) Street Life Mobile
13) Angie Burger
14) Wing Nut
15) Que Sazon
16) Guerilla Street Food
17) Russo's Trucktoria
18) Taco Truck STL
19) Sarah's Cake Stop
20) Destination Desserts
21) The Southerner
22) Mel's Food Truck
23) Sia's Italian Ice

24) Cardinal Nation 
25) Andrew's Bayou BBQ
26) The Sweet Divine 
27) Sybergs on Wheels ...

28) Twisted Taco



Created the letter below to attract businesses.

Dear ____________,

Have you thought about the benefits of expanding near the St Louis Lambert International airport?

St Ann would be a great location in-between both St Charles County and St Louis City and just across the street from Lambert International Airport.

With our renovation of our mall 96% completed businesses are finding it has been well worth their time and money to invest here. Financial Details listed below.

Starbucks opened with its strongest open on June 15, 2016 today it is still their busiest store in St Louis and Raising Canes now open 4 years still toting its highest volume restaurant in the region, at The Crossings of Northwest, First Watch arrived just over a year ago in May, they too are exceeding their projected sales volumes for our location at the Crossings - which has been renovated to entertain 80% business and 20% retail/food.  Aeneas Williams (Previous Rams Player) placed his church into our old Toys R Us building and Charter Spectrum, the St Louis County Election Board plus other call centers are located right here. All told roughly 3500 employees now in this centralized location with retail and restaurant needs. A Hilton Brand hotel is in negotiations currently. This model promotes success as the business employees tend to supply the retail/food businesses, we have found that our anchor store, Menards-attracts from a 20-mile radius. The traffic counts on our main strip, St Charles Rock Road (Mo180) are up, up, up! We have two great school districts Ritenour and Pattonville (top 20 in the State) both of which have seen an increase in attendance over the last 5 years. In 2020 North St Louis County will open the PowerPlex an amateur multisport center that will bring in a projected 2.4 million visitors a year to play in Youth Sports Tournaments. St Ann’s unique location across from the Airport will come in quite handy as many of these visitors will fill up hotels near the Airport 1st. Our Bandera’s does very well there already, especially during the week with the business travelers. Imagine the possibilities with the added youth sports travelers.

St Ann is a Gem in a Central Location of the region. Located just off Highway 70 at Cypress Rd and just 5 min from the Airport we are literally just 20 minutes from anywhere in the St Louis/St Charles Region. St Ann was built in the early 40’s right after WWII by the Vatterott’s and the Schraeder’ s. In 2018 we celebrated our 70th Anniversary. Our city hosts many events, including in September the St Ann Days and Parade. We find the Parade is a great way to promote FREE Advertising for our Businesses to the residents

  • Six Beautiful parks well maintained,

  • A strong police force in place to ensure safety and security with a 2-minute average response time. Here in St Ann you will often see people walking for exercise or walking their dogs.

  • In 2018 St Ann ranked 7th Safest City in the state of Missouri.

  • Our own St Animal Pets Adoption Program, with a large group of volunteers which prides itself in maintaining our no kill shelter.

  • Recently elected as Missouri’s 4th POW-MIA city.

  • Both of our School Districts have strong teachers doing great work and are seeing an influx of kindergartners at the start each year, requiring them to get creative in adding classrooms. Pattonville ranked 20th in the State and Ritenour touting an 88.25% accreditation rating.

  • Our Board of Alderman are innovative and regional thinkers ready to take on your project with an open mind and assist you through the process quickly.

  • With the rebuild of our mall, jobs, places to eat, places to shop are on the rise again within the city and home values have gone up over the last 3 assessments.

  • Our residents have proven over and over that they support their community recently passing a Parks Prop and a Police Prop and a Street Prop to maintain their wonderful services. St Ann takes pride in their community.

____________ would be a great fit back in this area, your new concept is much needed in our region. Menard’s has been here since 2015 and have continued to exceed their expectations.

 

I sincerely hope you consider our beautiful city for one of your future openings.

 

St Ann is best described as being like living in a small town, where your neighbors will say Hi and give you a hand if you ask them but located in a larger Suburban Area.

Please see the link below for our Business Packet.

http://stannmo.org/174/Opening-a-Business

Please take a moment to contact Matt Conley our City Administrator 314-427-8009 Ext 1226.

http://stannmo.org/directory.aspx?EID=1

Our developer at The Crossings at Northwest is Bob Glarner he can be reached at 314-865-5700 or bob@glarnerstl.com

Also, this location has recently opened due to a Grocery Chain take over. It would host plenty of space for your brand. Sits on an old Drive In property. Here is a link to the owners. http://www.descogroup.com/properties/detail/airway-centre---former-grocery-397

You can also contact Dave at daves@cfvatterott.com for one of the many Vatterott properties within the city.

Also, Jeff Eisenberg has a great open spot next to a McDonalds and on a Highway access road. In Cypress Village Shopping Center Email: jeff@jeisenberg.com
Office:
(314) 721-5611 x101
Cell: (314) 640-8510

Our City Administrator can assist you with information for any of our other local developers.

 

 

Our Crossings developer provides the information below.

The Crossings at Northwest

Menard's and the Crossings at Northwest, a large mixed-use office and retail development. Saint Ann is in the St. Louis MSA and has robust demographics with 181,746 residents within 5 miles of the location.

ABOUT Saint Charles Rock RD, Saint Ann, MO 63074

The property is conveniently located at the signalized intersection of Adie Road and Saint Charles Rock Road, with excellent visibility and access to 44,540 vehicles per day directly in front of the property. On- and off-ramps for U.S. Highway 67 (43,800 AADT) are immediately accessible, and Interstate 70 (185,895 AADT) is nearby. Located in a dense retail and commercial corridor, the property is close to several large shopping center and national tenants, including Home Depot, Walmart Supercenter, Lowe’s, Dollar Tree, Big Lots, and more. The Crossings at Northwest, a mixed-use commercial center with a 12-story office tower, big box stores, offices, restaurants, and other retailers. The Crossings at Northwest’s anchor tenants, Menards, which attracts customers from a 20-mile radius. Among the center’s 70 tenants, other notable retailers include Value City Furniture; the busiest Raising Cane’s restaurant in the St. Louis region, which is located directly next to the property; and the St. Louis region’s top-performing Starbucks. Centrally located in a busy commercial region, the property is close to many large employers and important community amenities and is supported by a strong customer base. The Crossings at Northwest is home to several large offices, including a Charter Communications call center, a number of offices for St. Louis County, and Save-A-Lot’s corporate headquarters. The Crossings—which St. Louis County officials tout as having a $328 million economic impact on the region—is more than 90% occupied and has over 3,500 employees. In addition, several other major employers are located within a few miles of the property, including Boeing (14,566 employees), Enterprise Holdings (5,600 employees), and Express Scripts (4,100 employees). In total, 168,649 daytime employees work within five miles of the property. Also nearby are important community amenities—like SSM Health DePaul Hospital (476 beds and 3,000 employees) and St. Louis Lambert International Airport—and notable developments, such as the $68 million multi-purpose ice sports facility that will serve as a practice facility for the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues. The PowerPlex (600) employees, a Multi-Youth Sport Tournament Complex and Family Vacation Destination annual estimated economic impact of $109,000,000, estimated 2.4 million visitors per year.

Household income $56,056, average age 39.7 years.

1 mile, 3-mile, 5-mile numbers.

 Total Population

8,737     61,453     177,678

2010 Population

8,762     63,527     179,062

2024 Population

8,705     60,858     176,839

Employees

6,172     50,848     168,426

 

Total Businesses

391     3,286     9,501

Average Household Income

$56,086     $58,691     $66,845

Median Household Income

$42,399     $47,506     $51,777

Total Consumer Spending

$75.73M     $537.61M     $1.6B

Median Age

39.3     39.0     38.4

Households

3,881     25,940     75,165

Percent College Degree or Above

12%     13%     17%

Average Housing Unit Value

$115,173     $134,648     $159,456

Walk Score          55

Transit score     32

Bikeable score    51

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport connects to St Ann Boundaries.

 

Thank You for your consideration,

Sincerely,

 

Alderman Amy Poelker

apoelker@stannmo.org

314-517-2378

3459 Mary Ann Ct.

St. Ann, Mo. 63074

www.amypoelker.com

Vote by Council on Crossings/Election Board issue. Conversation occurs at 17:30 explaining the process, vote later in video at 43:51 Dooley began the process. The vote was 5 yes 1 no with 1 absent. Each Councilman gave their opinion on this project, so listen to their words. Now they hold hearings on this project and tell the media they were duped. Why were they duped? Did they not read and understand the Contract as they should, they are tasked with protecting our taxpayer dollars?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGv5ZYFdGw4

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Sprint in Mini Strip Opened 10/31/16
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Corporate Office 2018
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SAV A LOT is their Corporate Office located in old JC Penny building

2018 TIF Agreement BUDGET Page 271

TIF NOTES 11/11/17

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 Zoo Member, NRA, KCU, St Ann Alderman in 5th Term - Unopposed last 4 runs, USAV, AAU V, Operation Graduation, Pride & Promise, SAPA, SABA, Ran as a Candidate for St Louis County Council-got 41% of vote. RLAC & Ritenour Parent Advocacy Committees.

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