Affton Residents Pack Into Meeting Over What to Do With Tower Tee Property

By on March 22, 2019

From Fox2:  A town hall meeting was held Wednesday (March 20) to discuss the future of prime property in south St. Louis County.  County Council Member Lisa Clancy hosted the discussion at the Affton Community Center to hear from her constituents about what they think should happen to the land formerly occupied by Tower Tee.

“It is really important that the community that’s most impacted has a say in the development,” said Clancy.

For more than 50 years, Tower Tee was a fixture on the 28-acre site along Heege Road in Affton.  The business featured a driving range, batting cages, mini golf, and a 3-par course.

The land could someday be lined with new homes.  In February, home builders McBride Homes and J.H. Berra Construction Co. closed on the property.

Real estate investor Joey DiFranco grew up in Affton and says new homes are needed to retain residents.

“As times have changed, the community hasn’t,” said DiFranco.  “There are no ‘step-up’ houses, so Affton has become a ‘step-up’ community.  People come in, when their family starts to grow, they move out of it.”

A plan submitted by McBride in 2017 proposed building 99 single-family homes and 59-row houses on the property.  That plan was pulled last year, and no new plans have been submitted.

However, the potential of new homes has residents concerned about an increase in traffic.

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