Maryland Heights, MO (KTRS) The proposal by Stan Kroenke and his business partner Alan Bornstein for the Maryland Park Lake District development is no longer on the table.
That was a message delivered by Maryland Heights City officials during a public workshop Tuesday night. Maryland Heights Councilman Ed Dirck said, “Mr. Bornstein has picked up his sticks and gone home.”
City Administrator Jim Krischke further explains. “They don’t have interest in the project at this time, it’s off the table. We’re starting from scratch. This is a new concept. Instead of letting a developer bring their plans for the area and we react, we’re flipping that around.”
It was recommended that the city return to a leadership role and implement a master plan for the project. That recommendation was presented by Wayne Oldroyd, the director of Community Development.
“It’s the same basic direction we had back in 2002. It took a right turn at some place.” said Oldroyd. “We realized we had to have more than a paper plan. We have to have a real plan in terms of infrastructure and what the expectations are. ” Oldroyd added.
It could take over a year to create a master plan according to Oldroyd.