By MIKE ANTHONY
Residents whose homes border the Crest-wood Swim Club recently flooded the Crestwood Board of Aldermen with a litany of complaints about the club and asked the board to consider reducing the number of hours the pool can operate.
But Crestwood Swim Club members, including Ward 2 Alderman Gary Vincent, responded that most complaints about the club and its new location were temporary in nature and would be resolved to the satisfaction of nearby residents.
In October 2001, the Board of Aldermen approved a conditional-use permit allowing the Swim Club to construct a new pool in a residential area adjacent to City Hall. The club’s previous location at 1475 S. Sappington Road, owned by the Rosebrook Real Estate Co., was needed to provide additional parking for the Kohl’s Department Store that is under construction at the northwest corner of Watson and Sappington roads.
THF Realty, which is developing the corner with tax-increment financing assistance, will be reimbursed for the $750,000 purchase of the Swim Club property through a three-eighths-cent sales tax levied on purchases at Kohl’s. No tax-increment financing funds will be used for the pool project.
Swim Club members built a new pool on a second parcel owned by Rosebrook Real Estate on Rayburn Avenue that previously was the site of two tennis courts. A CUP was needed so the club could proceed with its plans to construct the new pool.
The Crestwood Swim Club opened its new pool in…