You know, as well as I do, that Wentzville is growing rapidly. We are currently the second-fastest growing City in Missouri (next to Kansas City). While the goal is not to grow, simply for the sake of growth, the City is aware of its potential for significant expansion for both residential and commercial development in the coming years. As growth occurs, the City’s forward-thinking leadership, including myself, the Board of Aldermen and City staff, will consider how to best build out infrastructure, handle transportation needs, promote economic development and maintain a high quality-of-life for residents in our community. We want to ensure that the City’s vision for growth blends with the goal to maintain and preserve Wentzville’s past and its small-town feel. Wentzville is steeped in history, but always looking ahead.
I’d like to take a few moments to tell you about a few things coming to Wentzville in the next year or so.
Along Highway Z, the Boulevard Senior Living project is under construction with the Morgan Day School to follow. The elementary school at Perry Cate and Highway Z is almost complete and will be ready for the start of the 2017-18 school year. The second elementary school along West Meyer Road will also be ready for the start of the new school year. Additionally, between January and July of this year there have been 400 new single-family homes constructed and more than 25 multi-family units.
At Wentzville Bluffs, a new Burger King and a three-tenant retail center are under construction at the frontage along Highway Z and I-70. The retail center is expected to include a dry cleaners, boutique and a Chinese carryout restaurant.
The Historic Downtown area remains active. Duke’s BBQ is under construction along Pearce Boulevard at the site of the former Window & the Works business. The Not Jaded Boutique, which is a mix of boutique and tea room, just opened at the corner of Main Street and Linn Avenue.
If you haven’t heard yet, the Wentzville Post Office will locate on a site along Luetkenhaus Boulevard near the roundabout. The Wentzville Fire Protection District is making substantial progress on its newest fire station along Luetkenhaus Boulevard, which is scheduled to open this fall. These two new developments will set the tone for this entryway into our Historic Downtown area.
Finally, along Wentzville Parkway, a new PetroMart service station and convenience store is under construction. There is one additional lot adjacent to the Petromart for a future development. Hungry for a steak? Texas Roadhouse is very close to starting on its development on the I-70 frontage road near IHOP. Max Air relocated from the City of O’Fallon and has a facility under construction in the business industrial park. Additional mixed-use developments are also in the early planning stages, with more information coming soon.
New schools, a new fire station, a new post office, retail, restaurants, mixed-use developments and more! Your hometown is growing to provide you with fantastic amenities and options for retail, food and more.