Bringing more commercial businesses to Bethalto has been the goal of many involved with the redevelopment of the former Wayside Estates property. St. Louis Regional Airport began buying up subdivision property in the 1990's with the help of the FAA. The decision was then made to pursue commercial tenants.
But the land still sits empty, which Airport Manager David Miller says may be a blessing in disguise.
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Developer G.J. Grewe has been putting together a plan since being secured for the project a few years ago. What may eventually be built on the property remains unknown, according to Miller.