Bygones be bygones? St. Louis suburb weighs Kroenke project

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke attends a news conference in Los Angeles. Kroenke didn't find St. Louis to his liking for an NFL team, but he still sees business opportunity in the region. Howard Bend Development, a corporation controlled by Kroenke and attorney Alan Bornstein, is among six entities that submitted proposals to develop hundreds of acres along the Missouri River in Maryland Heights, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb. The deadline for proposals was Thursday, June 30. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) Stan Kroenke couldn't wait to get his NFL team out of St. Louis six months ago, in part because of what his team's relocation application deemed to be a ''struggling economy.''

But now the billionaire is an investor in a proposed large-scale development along the Missouri River in St. Louis County.

Kroenke and attorney Alan Bornstein control Howard Bend Development, one of six entities that submitted proposals to develop some or most of 1,800 acres in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Details won't be released until later, but whichever project is chosen will likely include offices, stores, restaurants and condominiums. City officials expect to announce the winning project by early 2017.

In a region where Kroenke is widely disliked, can bygones be bygones? Officials in Maryland Heights aren't ruling him out.