The Wentzville Board of Aldermen will take a final vote Wednesday night to allow a zoning change that could bring a new banquet center/event venue to Wentzville’s historic downtown area.
The site, at the corner of East Third Street and Whitehead Street, is a double lot that currently features a residence and two outbuildings.
Owner and developer Mike Wood plans to erect a 50- by 80-foot engineered tent that will allow the space to be used year-round for banquets, meetings, receptions, reunions, corporate gatherings, and parties. The venue would offer wine and beer sales and live acoustic music.
The yet-unnamed venue will also have indoor meeting rooms, preparation space, and restrooms.
During a public hearing for the new business, some nearby residents expressed concerns about the narrow streets, parking, and noise levels. Wood said that he has an agreement with the Community Club for overflow parking.
The city’s ordinance about sound levels is very specific, Wood said, and he plans to cut off the music performances at 9 p.m.