Maplewood Planning and Zoning OK’d a commercial condominium on Monday.
That’s a commercial condo, not one where people live. Maplewood zoning administrator and assistant city manager, Anthony Traxler, said knew there would be confusion.
In a commercial condominium, more than one business can jointly own facilities, similar to condominiums where people live. Two lots of the Sunnen Station Redevelopment Plat were consolidated to form the condominium.
The commission also discussed rising home values in Maplewood. Commission member Pickett Lema said realtors often ask her if she would like to sell her house. She said she’s not happy that the rising prices will increase her taxes.
Lema also said her pet peeve in Maplewood is “dirty mops and buckets” visible under the stairs leading up to Penzeys Spices and the Crow’s Nest that the restaurant keeps there. She said she’s talked to both businesses about it.
She also noted that Maplewood restaurant Pie Oh My was mentioned on St. Louis Public Radio. Its pies will be used at Shake Shack, a new restaurant opening in the Central West End.
Member Sandi Phillips said she would like to see more public trash cans in the city. She said they could start with one at Auto Zone. Traxler said if trash cans are too close to an apartment complex they get filled up, then trash builds up around it.