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Chesterfield Celebrates Decade of Growth Post Flood

Development hasn't finished in the valley. Still to come: more stores, a 14-screen movie theatre, and many more restaurants. (KWMU photo)

By H. Wicai, KWMU

Chesterfield, Mo. – More than 300 government, civic and business leaders gathered Wednesday to celebrate the redevelopment of the Chesterfield Valley after the flood of 1993.

With a new 500-year levee nearly completed, more than seven million square feet of commercial property has been developed.

County Executive Buzz Westfall says he's confident redevelopment of the valley was the correct option.

"I think 90 years from now they'll be celebrating the 100 year anniversary and say wow that was a big flood in 1993," he said. "So, no, I don't think it'll ever flood again,"

On July 30, 1993 the Chesterfield-Monarch Levee broke and water up to twelve feet deep engulfed the valley.


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