Crestwood Crossing

The City of Crestwood selected Dierbergs and McBride Homes to redevelop the approximately 47-acre site of the former Crestwood Plaza mall at the intersection of Watson Rd. and Sappington Rd. The proposed mixed use redevelopment will be named Crestwood Crossing. 

The first phases of development will include a full-service grocery store, restaurant and retail options, eighty-one (81) single family homes for purchase, several open space plaza / public gathering spaces, and a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Gravois Creek to connect to the Grant's Trail Greenway. Future phases of construction will include additional development to the west of the new Dierbergs shopping center and on several lots to the east facing Watson Rd.

dierbergs colored site plan

Click here to download a high-resolution PDF of the Preliminary Development Plan (7.6 MB).


Status: 

Final Development Plan- Crestwood Crossing Phase 1B & Partial 2B

Dierbergs Crestwood Crossing LLC has submitted a request for approval of the Final Development Plan for Phase 1B and Partial 2B of the Crestwood Crossing redevelopment. The Phase 1B & Partial 2B Final Development Plan includes two freestanding restaurants with large covered patios and a central open gathering space with a water feature and performance stage. Phase 1B & Partial 2B covers approximately 3.74 acres at the western side of the 24.52 acre commercial district.

Please see the following links for the Phase 1B and Partial 2B Final Development Plan:

Crestwood Crossing Phase 1B & Pt 2B Final Development Plan

Written Description- Phase 1B & Pt 2B Final Development Plan

City staff report & recommendations- Phase 1B and Pt 2B Final Development Plan

In December 2023 the City's Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission and the Board of Aldermen voted to approve the Phase 1B & Partial 2B Final Development Plan. Construction is expected to begin in 2024, following the approval of building permits.



Dierbergs Crestwood Crossing. Dierbergs Crestwood Crossing held their Grand Opening on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Announcement of additional tenants within Crestwood Crossing will be coming soon. Future phases of development of the western and eastern outlots facing Watson Rd and Sappington Rd will also be introduced soon.

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The Villages at Crestwood Crossing. Permits have been issued to construct 66 of the 81 homes in the Villages at Crestwood Crossing, and construction is underway. The first homes are expected to be completed  in Summer 2023.

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Timeline of Development Review Process

Prior to the full public hearings to rezone the site and approve formal development plans, many public meetings and discussions were held with the applicants and the City of Crestwood Board of Aldermen and Planning, Zoning, & Architectural Review Commission. Among many steps in the process, the following actions were taken over the past couple of years alone prior to rezoning the site and approving the development plans:

  • June 2020: An Urban Redevelopment RFP was issued by the City of Crestwood to redevelop 1 Crestwood Plaza
  • December 2020: Dierberg’s and McBride Homes were selected by the City of Crestwood to redevelop the site.
  • June 2021: The applicants completed the first submittal of their proposed site plan to City of Crestwood.
  • July 2021: While the applicants had initially pursued the creation of a new TIF District, in July 2021 this request was withdrawn and the applicants presented their intent to proceed with the existing TIF District governing the site. 
  • August 2021: A new Community Improvement District (CID) was established to support the Crestwood Crossing Development by the Board of Aldermen
  • August 2021: The applicants submitted a revised site plan to the City of Crestwood.
  • September 2021: A Work Session was held with the Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission to discuss the proposed site plan and plat. 

In October 2021, formal public hearings began with the Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission to review the formal rezoning request, Preliminary Development Plan, and other associated zoning procedures. The Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission voted upon recommendations regarding these requests, which were then forwarded to the Board of Aldermen for a final vote in November 2021.

ItemBodyMotionVote
A request to rezone 1 Crestwood Plaza from "PD-C" to "PD-MXD" zoningPlanning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission; 10/27/2021A motion to recommend approval7-0 in favor
Preliminary Development Plan for Crestwood CrossingPlanning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission; 10/27/2021A motion to recommend approval4-3 against
Conditional Use Permit for eighty-one (81) single family homes by McBridePlanning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission; 10/27/2021A motion to recommend approval7-0 in favor
Conditional Use Permit to allow an electronic message center (EMC) sign Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission; 10/27/2021A motion to recommend approval7-0 in favor

Preliminary Plat to subdivide 1 Crestwood PlazaPlanning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission; 10/27/2021A motion to approve the preliminary subdivision plat7-0 in favor

A request to rezone 1 Crestwood Plaza form "PD-C" to "PD-MXD" zoningBoard of Aldermen; November 9, 2021Approval of the rezoning of 1 Crestwood Plaza from "PD-C" to "PD-MXD" zoning8-0 in favor
Preliminary Development Plan for Crestwood CrossingBoard of Aldermen; November 9, 2021Approval of the Preliminary Development Plan for Crestwood Crossing 8-0 in favor
Conditional Use Permit for eighty one (81) single family homes by McBrideBoard of Aldermen; November 9, 2021Approval of a CUP to allow 81 single-family homes to be built by McBride in the PD-MXD district.8-0 in favor
Conditional Use Permit to allow an electronic message center (EMC) signBoard of Aldermen; November 9, 2021Approval of a CUP to allow a 35ft shopping center sign with an electronic message center (EMC) component facing Watson Road8-0 in favor
Final Development Plan- Phase 1: Dierbergs Crestwood CrossingPlanning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission; 03/02/2022
Approval of the Final Development Plan for Buildings A-E in Dierbergs Crestwood Crossing4-0 in favor
Final Development Plan- Phase 1A: The Villages at Crestwood Crossing
Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission; 04/06/2022

Approval of the Final Development Plan for The Villages at Crestwood Crossing
5-0 in favor


The Final Development Plan for Phase 1: Dierbergs Crestwood Crossing was approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission on March 2, 2022. The Phase 1 subject area includes a portion of the approximately   ±24.52 acre parcel of land at Lot A within the Crestwood Crossing subdivision. The plan presents approximately 106,500 square feet of new commercial in five buildings:

  • Approximately 72,500-sqft Dierberg’s grocery store
  • Approximately 23,500-sqft retail, restaurant, office, services
  • Approximately 10,500-sqft detached drive-thru restaurants/retail

The Phase 1 Final Development Plan also includes approximately 20,000-sqft of outdoor gathering space, signage, internal access drives and sidewalks, utility and stormwater management facilities, parking, retaining walls, landscaping, fencing, and the construction of a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Gravois Creek in the northeast quadrant of the development area, intended for future connection to the Grant’s Trail greenway.

Please see the following links for the Phase 1 Final Development Plan renderings:

Crestwood Crossing Phase 1 Final Development Plan

Crestwood Crossing Phase 1 Final Development Plan- Architectural Renderings

Crestwood Crossing Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge

Following approval of the Phase 1 Final Development Plan, the applicant was able to begin the building permit review process on the central shopping center portion of the site. A formal Groundbreaking Ceremony to launch construction of the first phase of the development was held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.


The Final Development Plan for Phase 1A: The Villages at Crestwood Crossing was approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission on April 6, 2022. The Phase 1A Final Development Plan represents The Villages at Crestwood Crossing by McBride Homes on approximately ±22.4 acres of land at Lot B within the Crestwood Crossing subdivision. The plan includes eighty-one (81) single family dwellings, grouped into three categories based on approximate lot size:

  • Village A (34 lots): Approximately 50ft width, 120-125ft depth, and 6,000-6,250sqft lot area 
  • Village B (16 lots): Approximately 60ft width, 120ft depth, and 7,200sqft lot area 
  • Village C (31 lots): Approximately 30ft width, 110ft depth, and 3,300sqft lot area 

The Phase 1A Final Development Plan also includes approximately 24,000-sqft of common ground- the bulk of which is located near the southwest entrance to the neighborhood. All streets include 4’ wide sidewalks on both sides of the street, which connect to full sidewalks in the Phase 1 commercial development and the pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Gravois Creek in the northeast quadrant of the development area, intended for future connection to the Grant’s Trail greenway.

Please see the following links for the Phase 1A Final Development Plan renderings:

Phase 1A: The Villages at Crestwood Crossing- Final Development Plan

Phase 1A: The Villages at Crestwood Crossing- Sample renderings & elevations by McBride Homes



Click here to view the zoom recording from the October 27, 2021 Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission meeting.

Click here to view the meeting agenda and all supplemental materials for the October 27, 2021 Planning, Zoning, and Architectural Review Commission meeting

Click here to view the zoom recording from the November 9, 2021 Board of Aldermen meeting

Click here to view the meeting agenda and all supplemental materials for the November 9, 2021 Board of Aldermen meeting



TIF Commission

On November 16, 2021, the City of Crestwood approved the transfer of a previous Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement that had been established for this site in 2016 to D3 (Dierberg's) to establish the TIF for Crestwood Crossing.


Request for Proposals (RFP)

The City of Crestwood released the following Request for Proposals (RFP) on June 19, 2020 for the Crestwood Plaza Redevelopment area. Dierbergs and McBride Homes were ultimately selected as the developer for this site in December 2020.