The Kirkwood City Council unanimously approved tighter regulations on liquor and tabacco stores as well as car washes opening in the city.
With its second and final vote in favor of a bill that addresses the types of businesses moving to Kirkwood, petitioners must now seek a special use permit from the city's planning commission before pursuing any kind of development of these businesses.
The council voted unanimously for the bill, one Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell says will provide the city and residents more control over development in Kirkwood.
Last week's decision by the council follows a first vote on the matter that followed a public hearing. The bill was presented to council after Dirt Cheap applied for an occupancy permit for 915 South Kirkwood Rd.