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Rezoning action delayed again in Lake Saint Louis

The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen has delayed again a decision on a rezoning that would allow 20 new single family homes near Peruque Creek.

The delay this time is to see if old restrictions on the property have a bearing on any new development.

The board tabled a decision on the rezoning at their Feb. 16 meeting.

The rezoning application is seeking a change from non-urban zoning to single-family residential on a 19-acre site upstream from where the creek flows into Lake Saint Louis’ 600-acre main lake.

City Administrator Paul Markworth said the board’s decision gives the developer, residents, the city and Lake Saint Louis Community Association time to explore issues surrounding the property. Residents who oppose the rezoning said the tract is part of the original plan for Oak Bluff Preserve subdivision and an agreement in 1978 sets restrictions on minimum lot sizes that may still apply to the property.

Markworth said officials are looking at those earlier agreements, which may involve the community association that manages private amenities at the lake.

The application was submitted by Jeremy Malensky with Dutchman Homes. The rezoning change would allow 20 single-family homes with a minimum lot size of 15,000 square feet. The property extends from Silver Fern Court in the Villas at Crimson Oaks subdivision. It’s located east of Duello Road, west of Hwy. 40-61 and south of Prospect Road, near the Oak Bluff Preserve subdivision

More than a dozen nearby residents told the board in January they were worried that the development would increase runoff into the main lake, add traffic onto nearby streets, and be subject to flooding during periods of high water.

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