WPLNA MEETING on Tuesday 9/13/22 at 7:00pm

The West Pine Laclede Neighborhood Association will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 7 pm at Northwest Coffee, 4251 Laclede (at Boyle).  All are welcome!

Our guest will be Alderwoman Pihl, who will discuss tax incentives and recent developments in the neighborhood.

The minutes from our August meeting and copied below – please take a moment to review these in advance as they will be presented for approval at the upcoming meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.


West Pine Laclede Neighborhood Association

Meeting Minutes

9 August 2022

7:05 pm:  President Harold Karabell called the meeting to order, with introductions.

Members Present:  17

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Terry Werner reported the following balances in the Association’s accounts:

  • Time Deposit: $4,455.61
  • Checking: 1,182.69
  • Savings: 2,069.35

Beautification Committee Report: Tree trimming is ongoing.  Several hundred has been paid.

41 Lindell Development meeting with ABNA owners Nicole and Abe Adewale and their attorney Kathie Davis:

This development is planning to proceed without an alley setback variance or tax abatement.

ABNA owners/lawyer presented the following information plus various rumors/misinformation regarding their intentions:

  • ABNA had had ongoing attempts to negotiate a sale with the developer
  • They have felt “bullied” by the developer through words and actions
  • ABNA has been sued by the developer
  • ABNA owners feel they have been misrepresented and were not aware until now of communications with the WPLNA
  • The 41 Lindell development denies ABNA’s access to the alley
  • In 2020, ABNA owners were approached by site engineers. ABNA requested a setback and easement
  • The developer wants to run ABNA’s MSD sewer line under their new property. ABNA does not find this acceptable
  • Electrical comes from the alley and the developer has not commented or responded regarding separating it if they do not purchase the ABNA building
  • Sale negotiations were within $135,000. ABNA’s agent reported that the developer withdrew offer, becoming belligerent.  They then countered with an offer at 25% of the original
  • ABNA owners were told that WPLNA members were upset with them
  • This is expected to be a lengthy process considering they will go to court regarding the easement and MSD issue
  • ABNA owners are very appreciative of neighborhood support. They plan to stay in St. Louis

Harold stated the differences told to us by the 41 Lindell developer/lawyer.  He suggests ABNA write a letter to Alderwoman Pihl as well as contact both the Zoning Division and the Building Division’s plan examiners regarding the problems inherent in separating the utilities and running a new sewer line.

The WPLNA is interested in speaking with Attorney Davis further about the St. Regis’ special understanding with Koplar Development concerning the construction of The Albion.

The WPLNA needs a similar sort of agreement with whoever ends up developing the sites on Lindell immediately adjacent to the alley in the 4100 block of West Pine.

29th of August – Alderwoman Pihl has set up a meeting between both parties.

Sharon and Bob Olwig commented concerns regarding Raineri as possible GC of 41 Lindell development.  They feel it is not recommended and have concerns about the homeowners backing up to the development with Raineri in charge.

Harold plans to communicate the 41 Lindell developer/lawyer regarding tonight’s meeting.

Trash Issues: Sue Nauert commented on trash issues regarding non-collection.  Ron Coleman suggested calling the Citizen Service Bureau for those non-collection issues.

Moonlight Ramble is this Saturday evening, per Ron Coleman.

Praise for our NIS, Ron Coleman, for timely solutions to our neighborhood issues!

The meeting was adjourned by President Karabell at 8:00 pm.


Minutes submitted by acting Secretary Sharon Olwig.