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Welcome to Kirkwood!

Turn-of-the-century homes and a thriving business community await you in the City of Kirkwood, Missouri. Established in 1853, Kirkwood has long been known for its down-home charm, community pride, nationally recognized schools, vibrant business community, and its involved residents.

News & Announcements
Kirkwood Electric Will Conduct an Infrastructure Audit
 
Kirkwood Electric has contracted with Global Mapping Solutions (GMS) to audit the utility's infrastructure. This process may take up to three months, but should be completed by Thanksgiving. GMS employees may pass through yards to collect date associated with poles, wires, transformers, and meters. Appointments will not be scheduled, and electric service will not be interrupted.

GMS installers will carry identification with them as they work in Kirkwood neighborhoods. A sign will be displayed on their vehicle dashboards. Installers wear yellow shirts or safety vests to provide visibility to vehicular traffic. Any questions should be directed to 314-922-5842. Click here to read the letter from Kirkwood Electric Director Mark Petty. 

City Budget Process Begins: First Draft of 2018-2019 Budget Now Available

The City of Kirkwood has begun the process of developing a new budget for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year that begins April 1, 2018.  The Citizens' Finance Committee will meet on most Friday mornings, at 7:00 a.m., from now through the end of the year. Click here to see the First Draft of the Proposed Budget for 2018-2019.

City Announces Selection of New Police Chief

The City of Kirkwood has announced the results of a months-long process to select a new Police Chief. Kirkwood Police Captain Brian Murphy has been selected as the City’s new Police Chief, effective immediately.  Click here to read the press release.


Development Updates
Approved and Recently Opened:

Kirkwood Square Retail Center, 10700-10712 Manchester Road. A new 16,000-square foot multi-tenant commercial building has been completed at this location directly east of the new Fresh Thyme building. Current approved tenants include Mercy, AT&T, and Treats unlimited.

Approved and Under Construction:
~ Phillips 66 / Aydt Oil, 11142 Big Bend Blvd. The existing gas station located at the southwest corner of Big Bend and Geyer Road was approved for an expanstion to their car wash and gas pump islands. The expansion will provide updated services to customers and improvements to lighting and landscaping throughout the site. 
~ Madison Avenue Condos, 110 W. Madison Avenue. A new 3.5 story condominium building hosting 12 condo units will be built on the existing surface parking lot immediately west of 201 S. Kirkwood Road (SSM Health). The project will include a 24-space parking structure and a 24-space surface parking lot. 

Approved:
~ Magic House: The Magic House was approved in April for an expansion to their existing parking lot and for the addition of an enclosed walkway on the east-side of the building that will connect two portions of the existing buildings. Construction on the parking lot expansion is anticipated to begin in late summer or early fall 2017.
~ 10505 Big Bend Blvd., northwest corner of Big Bend and Fillmore Avenue. An approximately 4,000-square foot neighborhood commercial building was approved for this location. The proposal is for a multi-tenant commercial building. Construction timing for this project is unknown at this time.

 

 

City Will Hold Three-Day Design Charrette on Master Plan for Downtown Kirkwood

The City of Kirkwood is moving forward with the development of a Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study.  Downtown Kirkwood includes the City's downtown business district and residential areas. The process to develop a Master Plan will kick off in October with a three-day Design Charrette, or workshop, and the public is invited to participate.

The city recently adopted a Comprehensive Plan, EnVision Kirkwood 2035, with both residents and the business community involved with its development. Building on that community participation, the Design Charrette will involve formal presentations and a drop-in design studio, during which the public can view and provide input on concepts and maps that the design team is creating.  Feedback from residents and the community is crucial to making the Downtown Master Plan a success and ensuring the continued success of the Downtown Kirkwood area. 

The Design Charrette will be held in the upper Council Chambers at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road. The public is invited to participate. 

Schedule:
~ Presentation: Tuesday, October 17, 5:30 p.m.
~ Drop-InDesign Studio: Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
~ Drop-InDesign Studio: Wednesday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
~ Drop-InDesign Studio: Thursday, October 19, 10:00 a.m., to 1:30 p.m.
~ Closing presentation: Thursday, October 19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The City has partnered with DPZ Partners, LLC, and Jacobs Engineering to develop the Mater Plan and Parking Study.  

City Finalizes 2017 Five-Year Strategic Plan

City Council and City administration and staff have finalized and published the 2017 Five-Year Strategic Plan for the City. Click here to download and read the document.

City Installs Bike Lane Improvements

In June, the City began the installation of various on-road bicycle facility markings to serve as a pilot project for some techniques that have not been used in Kirkwood, as well as expanding some techniques that are already in use.  The project is part of the implementation of the City’s 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan with design assistance provided by Alta Planning & Design.

The new markings can be seen along the 2.3 mile route that ultimately connects the Grant’s Trail Trailhead in Kirkwood, at Leffingwell Avenue and Holmes Avenue, to the campus of St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Rose Hill Avenue and Geyer Road.  The route takes a few turns throughout South Kirkwood and also passes by the newly expanded and renovated Fillmore Park (click here for route map).