Douglass Hill - Old Webster Redevelopment Project

Old Webster Redevelopment ProjectProject Update

June 21, 2021

The City of Webster Groves is pleased to release the preliminary Pro Forma Analysis of the Douglass Hill Development. This memo and the analysis are resources to help the public contextualize the physical, financial, and community matters surrounding the development and does not include support or opposition to the development. The City Council has not made any decisions related to the proposed development or formalized any aspects of this proposal to date.

You can view the document here

May 28, 2021

The Plan Commission will begin consideration of the Douglass Hill Redevelopment proposal on June 7. 

A model of the proposed development is located in the 1st floor lobby of City Hall and all documents related to the proposal are available in this QuickLinks section of this page.  All of the public comments will become a part of the formal record. The Plan Commission and the City Council will be reviewing all comments and questions. Comments can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Mail written comments to City Hall – three minutes of which will be read into the record.
  • Submit Comments using the red “Leave a Comment” button on the right - three minutes of which will be read into the record.
  • E-mail comments to planning@webstergroves.org – three minutes of which will be read into the record.
  • Sign Up to Speak online prior to the meeting at www.webstergroves.org/Redevelopment using the leave comment button. You may also email a request to speak at planning@webstergroves.org 
  • Use the “hand up” option in Zoom to request to speak at the meeting. You cannot use this option if your comments have already been read into the record.

Comments that take longer than three minutes to read into the record will be included in the formal record so that Commission and Council members will be able to read them in full.

Development Strategies, a professional planning firm located in St. Louis, is conducting a feasibility study of the project. This study will include an assessment of the economic and social impacts this project will have on the City. Their report will be publicly available soon and will be posted on the City’s website. 

“During this phase of the project residents are encouraged to review information on the proposed development and to provide feedback to the Plan Commission,” said Marie Peoples, City Manager of Webster Groves. “This feedback is a valuable part of the process.” 

SG Collaborative, LLC will be at the June 1 City Council meeting to share their vision of the project which will be presented to the Planning Commission for review and recommendations to the Council. With the plan commission beginning the public hearing process on June 7, it is expected that the hearings will continue into October. It is anticipated that the City Council will have hearings of potential action from October to the end of 2021. 

April 2021 - SG Collaborative has submitted an application for a change in zoning for the Old Webster Redevelopment Project (Douglass Hill). This submission is under review by staff for inclusion on a future Plan Commission agenda. View the submission.

The City of Webster Groves has hired Development Strategies, a professional planning firm located in St. Louis, to conduct a feasibility study of the Old Webster Redevelopment Project. This study will include an assessment of the economic and social impacts this project will have on the City. 

The process for decision making in regard to this project including public hearings for zoning and finance requests will continue after the Council receives and evaluates the Development Strategies study.   

We urge Webster Groves residents and businesses to continue to provide their input about this project. 

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