Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen to vote on controversial redevelopment plan

SUNSET HILLS, Mo. - The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen could vote on a controversial redevelopment plan for the area heavily damaged by the New Year’s Eve tornado back in 2010.

The plan being considered calls for 15 attached single-family homes—basically villas—to be built on a little over two acres of land in the impacted area.

The redevelopment would happen on West Watson Road, Court Drive, and South Lindbergh.

Sunset Hills city leaders would first have to approve a zoning change to the area then a preliminary development plan. Both of those issues are on Tuesday’s agenda.

Developers say the proposal would provide excellent transitional land use. But some have expressed concerns about how many homes are being built on the land.

During a Board of Aldermen meeting last month where the topic was discussed, one resident said it was like “putting 15 row houses on less than two and a half acres.”

An earlier redevelopment plan for the area last year called for 20 attached single-family homes and a bank to be built on nearly five acres. However, the Board of Aldermen denied that proposal in April.