City of Clayton Settles Suit- 212 S. Meramec


I thought this was an interesting settlement…check out what I have in Red below….

The Clayton Board of Aldermen on May 20 approved a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over a proposed redevelopment project in downtown Clayton.

The board approved the settlement 5-0 at a special meeting. The suit, filed by several Clayton residents, raised issues with a project at 212 S. Meramec Ave. Residents, mainly from the nearby Park Tower building, attempted to place the fate of the proposed 26-story tower project in the hands of voters, but had their signature petitions rejected by the city.

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge ruled that the city had acted properly in denying the petitions, and that decision was later upheld by an appeals court. Plaintiffs then turned to the Missouri Supreme Court, which took up the case on May 3.

“In order to avoid risk and uncertainty associated with protracted appeals, discussions were initiated concerning a possible settlement of the dispute in a manner that would allow the project to proceed,” according to a statement from City Manager Craig Owens to the mayor and board of aldermen.

Under the terms of the settlement, the 50 percent property tax abatement that the board originally approved will be reduced to 20 percent. The developer will turn off any exterior lights on the building above the first floor every night at 10 p.m., excluding beacons required for aircraft. The developer must pay the appellant $500,000 for expenses related to the legal agreement and pay $500,000 to the Park Tower Condo Association.

Additionally, a high definition video camera will be installed on top of the 212 Meramec building facing east. Residents of the Park Tower building will be allowed access to the feed, in order to maintain their views of the Gateway Arch.

“Our settlement in this case was the product of a lot of hard work and perseverance by my co-plaintiffs and legal counsel, against constant opposition by the city,” said Dan Phillips, one of the residents who initially filed the suit in 2014.

“Although I am completely against the use of tax abatements for private development, we sued simply because the city denied us access to the ballot,” he said.

Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger released a statement concerning the settlement.

“We are glad that all parties were able to come to a reasonable agreement without delaying the project or putting the issue to a costly and unwarranted public vote … 212 Meramec is now one of many new developments planned for downtown Clayton that will bring more jobs, more housing options, new office space and investments in our community.”

The project was initially proposed by GTE Properties, LLC, but was later acquired by WORP/CA Clayton LLC. Plans call for approximately 250 living units, first floor retail and underground parking.

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Article by Mitch Schneider

Here is a nice summary of Clayton development project from NextSTL Click HERE

6411 Wydown Blvd, Clayton 63105 FOR SALE


Renovated to perfection, this captivating Craftsman home will exceed your expectations. Featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine, this home boasts fine architectural detail, large formal & casual light-filled rooms, hardwood floors, bay windows & a wall of French doors that open to an oasis of professionally designed gardens, patio, tree lined dining/lounge areas & arbor.The first floor features a grand Entry, formal Living & Dining Rooms, charming Library/Office, Screened Porch, gourmet Kitchen w/custom cabinets,Danby marble,Viking/Sub Zero appliances, mini-bar, Breakfast/Family Room. The Second Floor is complete w/Laundry Room, roof-top porch,two Bedrooms, Hall Bath, Master Suite w/Sitting Room, walk-in closet, built-ins & fabulous Master Bath w/his and her sinks, shower & jetted tub.Two additional Bedrooms and newly remolded Bath featuring Carrara Marble & second roof-top Deck complete the third floor.Detached garage with apartment above, perfect in-law suite. This is a must see!


Listed by Ann Wroth, Gladys Manion, Inc., 314-721-4755

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Herbie’s Vintage ’72 Moving to Cardwell’s in Clayton This Fall!


We just had lunch at Cardwell’s for Blake’s birthday and then not 5 days later this was announced! I guess it may have been our last time visiting Cardwell’s in Clayton. We hope that something wonderful will replace Herbie’s old spot in the Central West End. Though, I look forward to enjoying Herbie’s yummy creations at their new Clayton location!

From STL Mag,

“Herbie’s Vintage ’72 is moving from one storied spot to another. This fall, it will leave the former Café Balaban space in the Central West End to reopen in Cardwell’s in Clayton’s longtime location, at the southwest corner of Brentwood and Maryland.

Herbie’s will keep its vintage name and vibe, one reason the space in Clayton, with its mahogany-lined walls and French doors, appealed to Herbie’s chef-owner Aaron Teitelbaum. “I happened to go into Cardwell’s in Clayton one day for lunch,” he says, “and I was like, ‘Wow, this place just screams Herbie’s.’”

Like Herbie’s, the idea had history: In 2008, after making a name for himself at Monarch in Maplewood, Teitelbaum had looked at the Cardwell’s in Clayton space. At the time, however, Cardwell’s owners Rich and Debbie Gorczyca weren’t ready to make a change. So Teitelbaum instead opened Herbie’s Vintage ’72 in the Central West End, paying homage to Herb Balaban Carp, the late, legendary owner of the former Café Balaban space at 405 N. Euclid.


With Herbie’s lease in the CWE running up this fall, Teitelbaum recently inquired at Cardwell’s in Clayton again. “He waited eight years and came back,” laughs Gorczyca. “We’ve contemplated it for a little bit, but we had to wait until the right thing came along.

“It’s really a nice arrangement,” adds Gorczyca, who will continue to oversee Cardwell’s in Clayton through early October and has private events booked through fall. “The one thing that helped in my decision is that Aaron, God bless him, is going to offer my staff positions.” (SLM wrote about that dedicated staff years ago, in a feature highlighting St. Louis workplaces.)

“The restaurant business is a young man’s game, and he’s a young man,” says Gorczyca, who turns 67 in October. “He reminds me… I was about his age when I opened Cardwell’s.” That was in 1987, when Gorczyca and renowned chef Bill Cardwell opened the Clayton staple, after working together at the Fedora Café in Union Station. (Cardwell, of course, opened another eponymous location at Plaza Frontenac in 1994 and sold the Clayton restaurant in 1997.)”


From the Cardwell’s website… “Opened in 1987, Cardwell’s in Clayton was the first to excite the local restaurant scene. Its creative cuisine prepared by nationally recognized chefs continues to make it a St. Louis classic.” As of now I haven’t heard of the restaurant moving, so sadly this may be the end!

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Pictured here is Cardwells

19 Southmoor Dr, Clayton 63105

Photographs of a home on Southmoor Drive in Clayton, Missouri for Keller Williams Real Estate agents Dave & Sabrina Robb / Robb Group.

Special and architecturally distinctive describe this luxury home with an extraordinary park-like back yard. Owners refined the floor plan for modern living. Kitchen/family rm includes gourmet appliances, glass front cabinetry, center-island, gas frplc w/ surround built-ins. Every-day entrance w/ oversized mud/laundry rm w/ custom shelving. Living rm featuring a WB frplc, arched doors create floor plan that is essential for entertaining & French doors for access to backyard. Dining rm w/ gas frplc & balcony overlooking the backyard w/ pool, putting green, custom built garden shed & terraced garden. Summer evenings on the terrace listening to music from Oak Knoll Park. Master BDRM w/ample closets, bath w/ dual vanities, separate tub & shower, attached private office w/ built-in desk & a private balcony. 3 additional large bedrooms: Jack-n-Jill suite (3rd private balcony) & en-suite bed/bath. Ground level recreation rm offers natural light. Attached garage.


Listed by the Robb Partners, Keller Williams Realty, 314-677-6000

Photographs of a home on Southmoor Drive in Clayton, Missouri for Keller Williams Real Estate agents Dave & Sabrina Robb / Robb Group.

Photographs of a home on Southmoor Drive in Clayton, Missouri for Keller Williams Real Estate agents Dave & Sabrina Robb / Robb Group.

Photographs of a home on Southmoor Drive in Clayton, Missouri for Keller Williams Real Estate agents Dave & Sabrina Robb / Robb Group.

Photographs of a home on Southmoor Drive in Clayton, Missouri for Keller Williams Real Estate agents Dave & Sabrina Robb / Robb Group.

Photographs of a home on Southmoor Drive in Clayton, Missouri for Keller Williams Real Estate agents Dave & Sabrina Robb / Robb Group.

Photographs of a home on Southmoor Drive in Clayton, Missouri for Keller Williams Real Estate agents Dave & Sabrina Robb / Robb Group.

6362 Alamo Ave, Clayton 63105 FOR SALE


The HOUSE equivalent of the ‘little blue box’ everyone dreams of one day receiving. A gem, FLAWLESS and BRILLIANT in every detail! Situated in the heart of the village of HiPointe-DeMun! Clayton schools (Captain Elementary!), coupled with the excitement of near city living. Forest Park is only 100 yards away! Professionally decorated and appointed throughout. Full covered front porch is ideal for sharing a drink and relaxing. 2-story addition offers a great flexible floor plan including a huge gathering/family room that can easily be returned to its original use as a first floor master suite. Recently updated and PINTEREST worthy in every room. Incredible kitchen and baths. High ceilings, decorative fireplace, stained glass…. Upstairs hosts 3 bedrooms and a gorgeous new bath. There’s also a charming and cozy office/library knave. Finished lower level offers an ideal guest suite or party space and office. Newer 2-car detached garage on a pet lovers dream lot with expansive patio.


Listed by Warner Hall Thornill, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-725-0009

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The Spring Market In Clayton Is On Fire!

502 S Meramec

I was the second agent and was able to sell this lovely Clayton home in just six days! Staging it really helped….and I guess my marketing skills!

6625 Alamo

Clayton 4-family that sold the 1st day with multiple offers!

7205 Forsyth

Located in the shadows of Clayton is this home where I also represented the seller!



6365 Ellenwood Ave, Clayton 63105


This 1922 French influenced 2.5 sty home was designed by Maritz & Young for the Oliver J. Anderson family. The 2nd owners were Governor Lloyd Stark and his wife Katherine Perkins Stark. The current owners are the 3rd owners. Approx 4,500 sq. ft. This 5+ bedrm, 4 full and 2 half ba home is located in one of Clayton’s most sought after & historical neighborhoods.The current owners have enhanced the original architecture w/an extraordinary remodel of the kit, breakfast bay, mud rm, laundry rm and a paneled office. The large 1st fl Living and Dining Rm’s are warm and elegant. Off the Living Rm is a Fam Rm w/full ba. The master ste on the 2nd fl has a fireplace, great light, a dressing room and a full bath. 3 additional bedrms and a Jack & Jill bathroom. 3rd fl has 2 additional bedroom’s or make one a rec rm. Also a full bath rm. Large over sized 2 car garage. Professional landscaping. Gorgeous garden’s and privacy. Great views of the Washington U. towers. Walk to Forest Park and shops.


Listed by Larry Levy, Janet McAfee Inc., 314-520-5668

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49 Ridgemoor Dr, Clayton 63105



We’ve taken a survey and this is what every buyer wants in their Clayton, Claverach Park home! A 2-story addition creates an entertaining friendly kitchen/family room that opens to a large deck and expansive back yard. Formal areas include a lovely living room with leaded glass windows, & gas burning fireplace, arched doorway to the dining room and tiled sitting room/music room offers a wonderful place for quite time and reflection. 2nd floor includes a large master suite with attached bath and ample closets. 3 additional bedrooms and 2 baths complete the 2nd floor. Partially finished LL offers additional living space. Attached garage. Storage space. Current home owners spent 18 years updating and enhancing this home with modern conveniences. Located across from Oak Knoll Park. Walk to Glenridge Elementary Wydown Middle School. Don’t miss out on the famous neighborhood block parties. A great community is thriving in one of Clayton’s most sought after neighborhoods.


Listed by The Robb Partners, Keller Williams Realty St. Louis, 314-283-7590






FOR SALE: 24 Brentmoor Park, Clayton 63105

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Magnificent Maritz and Young designed home situated on a breathtaking 1.45 acre lot in the heart of one of Clayton’s finest neighborhoods. The grand entry hall unites a spectacular, light filled living room and sun room with a gorgeous dining room. Walls of windows throughout the house bring the outdoors in. The splendid hallways with gleaming terrazo floors upstairs and down provide elegant space for entertaining as well as for intimate gatherings. Upstairs, the master bedroom suite is an oasis with a large, cozy sitting room with a fireplace and walls of bookcases, a dressing area and a lovely bedroom. There are 4 additional bedrooms, a home office, a full apartment for guests, a small 1 bedroom carriage house apartment and 6 garage spaces. French doors throughout the house open to a lovely, brick terrace, glorious gardens and a kidney shaped, heated swimming pool. A most special opportunity.


Listed by Peggy Dozier, Janet McAfee Inc., 314-974-6990

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