Authorities say what happened at the site Sunday afternoon is a prime example of why this meeting is so important.
Shortly after 4:00pm a security officer noticed shattered glass at the mall. Police responded and arrested a 35-year-old woman for trespassing. Police say she claimed to be taking photographs. The buildings are now full of mold, peeling paint, dead animals, and asbestos.
The sprawling, 1.2 million square-foot mall opened in 1973. After 41 years, it closed for good in 2014.
The 5pm open house is for public input on how best to re-develop the property at Lindbergh and Old Jamestown road near Blackjack in north St. Louis county.