Wildwood News & Notices

Posted on: November 20, 2017

Wildwood Votes Unanimously To Approve Hidden Valley Zipline Compromise



November 20, 2017


Ryan Thomas

City Administrator


Wildwood Votes Unanimously To Approve Hidden Valley Zipline Compromise

WILDWOOD, MO – November 20, 2017 – The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve the modified conditional use permit that would grant Hidden Valley the right to build four zipline tracks.  After an amendment made by Mayor Jim Bowlin to move the location of line four an additional 75 feet further away from nearby residents, the motion passed 10-0.  “We looked for ways to make this work for our residents and Hidden Valley,” said Mayor Jim Bowlin.  “The fact that this commission was able to come to a unanimous decision to approve Hidden Valley’s request with a compromise is a strong vote of support.” 

The vote to support the compromise modified the direction of a previous Commission decision to remove restrictions.  An earlier motion failed 3-7 that would have removed restrictions on length of zipline tracks and hours of operation. At that point, the representatives from Hidden Valley left the meeting and were not present for the following discussion or to see the compromise for their petition pass. 

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.  


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