Jefferson County Council approves new subdivision expected to create more than 1.25 million union work hours

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NEW CONSTRUCTION: More than 70 union members turned out at the Aug. 14 Jefferson County Council meeting to support a rezoning request and development plan for a new 550-lot subdivision that’s expected to create more than 1.25 million union work hours. The council approved the measure on a six-to-one vote. – Chuck DeMoulin/IBEW Local 1 photo

Eureka, MO – The Jefferson County Council has approved a rezoning request and development plan for a new 550-lot subdivision that’s expected to create more than 1.25 million union work hours.

The council voted six-to-one in favor of the plan at its Aug. 14 meeting. More than 70 union members packed the council chambers in support of the measure. During the public portion of the meeting, Jefferson County Labor Club President Chuck DeMoulin addressed the council.

“I’m here representing the union members who live, work and pay taxes here in Jefferson County, who would benefit from the 1.25 million union work hours this development would create, and to speak in favor of the development,” he said.

The 173-acre subdivision, called Windswept Farms, is located at the intersection of Highway 109 and Highway W just south of Eureka. McBride & Son Homes and Fischer & Frichtel are the developers of the proposed neighborhood.

The homebuilders are part of the St. Louis Union Homebuilding Partnership’s Neighborhoods Built by Your Neighbors Program which guarantees work on the homes will be 100 percent union.

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