Mayor Len Pagano
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Leonard B. "Len" Pagano lives in Hanover Crossing and has been a resident for over 35 years. He was honorably discharged form both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He is a high school graduate and took specialty courses at both St. Charles County and Florissant Valley Community Colleges. He is retired from Unilever HPC where he worked as St. Louis Plant Warehouse Coordinator. He and his wife, Joyce, have three children, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mayor Pagano has served the City of St. Peters as an elected official since 1983. He was a Ward 3 Alderman from 1983-2007. In April 2007, he was elected Mayor of St. Peters to fill a vacancy. In April 2008, he was re-elected to a full, four-year term.
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Message from Mayor Pagano
Relax—It’s Time for Sunset Fridays!
Have you ever had a long week? Maybe every week feels that way. You deserve to unwind, and we have the perfect place for you. Come out to Sunset Fridays concerts at 370 Lakeside Park, where the music and atmosphere are both relaxing and FREE—and we’ll even throw in beautiful sunsets and a breeze off the lake, no extra charge!
If you’ve ever come out to this summer concert series, you know about its winery-style, date-night atmosphere. And, if you haven’t made it out yet, give it a try! Our first concert is scheduled for May 19. We have comfortable seating for more than 300 people, or you can bring your own lawn chairs and sit in the courtyard or on the lawn. Come early and enjoy a delicious dinner, snacks and refreshments including ice cold beer, soft drinks and wine served by the Gator Island Grill starting at 6 p.m. The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
The entertainment this year will be just as wonderful as always, starting with local favorite Wade Trent on May 19, followed by Sins of the Pioneers on May 26. Music genres will vary from Rock and Pop to Blues, Jazz, Latin/Soul and Acoustic hits. We have 12 Sunset Fridays concerts scheduled through Aug. 11 (with one weekend off before the week of Independence Day).
See you out at the lake for Sunset Fridays!
CLICK HERE to learn more and see the entire 2017 Sunset Fridays concert series.
Our national motto, “In God We Trust.”
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Many Wonderful Developments
If you drive along Premier Parkway these days, you’re likely to see some amazing developments. Construction trades workers are operating huge equipment on large swaths of land. The projects they are building at Premier 370 Business Park will benefit St. Peters for many years to come.
With Premier 370 under development, you can see the enormity of each and every project. RB just completed a massive 715,000-square-foot facility. Best Buy has the walls up on a 252,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and distribution center. Saia LTL Freight is building a 51,260-sq.-ft. trucking facility and maintenance building. And, another lot is under development for a 300,000-sq.-ft. spec building to draw another tenant to Premier 370.
To give you an idea of the size of these projects at Premier 370, the entire floor of the Scottrade Center is 36,000 square feet—multiply that by 20 to reach the total space in the new RB site. And, talk about a home run—you could fit nearly two Busch Stadiums on the RB site.
We expect that when completely developed, the 850-acre Premier 370 Business Park will create thousands of new permanent jobs! This one area will be an amazing economic catalyst for St. Peters, and our surrounding area, for the coming decade.
Premier 370 alone is cause for great excitement. What’s even more exciting is to see all of the other commercial development going on around St. Peters. In 2016, the City of St. Peters issued construction permits for 723 commercial projects worth $67.1 million, including renovations, expansions and new buildings.
Drive around our City and you’ll see redevelopment of existing commercial lots, business expansions, new neighborhood businesses and some active development areas along the Highway 364 and I-70 corridors.
Our biggest retail development underway is Shoppes of Mid Rivers along the North Outer Road across I-70 from Mid Rivers Mall. Industry experts say that the 250,000-square-foot Shoppes at Mid Rivers will be the largest retail development to open in the St. Louis area in nearly a decade. Major tenants will include Academy Sports + Outdoor, Burlington, Ross Dress for Less, Marshalls, Home Goods, Ulta Beauty, Famous Footwear and Carter’s OshKosh B'gosh. Developer GBT Realty is hoping to have businesses open for the 2017 holiday shopping season. GBT Realty says the development will create 1,200 local jobs when combining construction and ongoing full- and part-time retail positions.
Besides providing lots of new jobs and great new places to shop, all of this new commercial development strengthens our community through new tax revenue that helps pay for streets, parks, recreation, stormwater improvements, police protection and other City services important to you. It all adds up to a direct and positive impact on our lives as St. Peters residents!
If you want to keep up with all of the new development in St. Peters, CLICK HERE to read our monthly St. Peters “Economic Update” newsletter.
Our national motto, “In God We Trust.”
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