FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2017
Wildwood Weighs Interests of Residents and Ski Company
WILDWOOD, MO – November 7, 2017 – The City of Wildwood’s Planning & Zoning Commission approved by a 5-4 vote to pursue amending the City’s Department of Planning Recommendation Report to allow ziplines with their landing platforms, as requested by a petition from Peak Resorts. The Company wants to add the lines and landing areas for its Hidden Valley property, located in Wildwood.
If the Commission passes the amended final recommendation at its next meeting, the location of the zip lines will be allowed to remain as proposed by the Company, with limited hours of operation and other conditions recommended by the Department. That Commission meeting is scheduled for November 20, and six votes of the 10-member Commission will be necessary for approval.
The Planning & Zoning Commission received several comments from area residents during the public comment section at its meeting last night. Many of the residents who lived in a nearby community to Hidden Valley opposed the project while other area residents were in favor of the changes.
“We know that Peak Resorts is an important local business - that’s why I reached out to Mr. Boyd, their CEO, right after I became Mayor. We want them to be successful - for our residents and the region. We must balance the Company’s latest request for expansion with our residents’ interests and concerns. Wildwood is successful at this process, and it often requires a willingness to compromise and work together,” said Mayor Jim Bowlin.
ABOUT WILDWOOD –Wildwood is one of the largest cities in St. Louis County and Missouri, in both population and land mass. It is the third largest municipality in Missouri geographically, and is known as a premier destination in St. Louis County for planned land-use development.