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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
Proposition R Will Be On April 3 Ballot

Kirkwood City Council voted in January to place a Charter amendment proposal, known as Proposition R, on the April 3 ballot. If approved by voters, Prop R will repeal a 1987 amendment that made the City’s defined-contribution pension plan the “sole and only” plan for police and fire employees. Repealing this amendment will allow the City to move both civilian and fire/police personnel to a defined-benefit pension plan. Specifically, employees would move to participation in the Missouri Local Government employees Retirement system, known as LAGERS. 

For more information, click here for the full set of Frequently Asked Questions.  Additional documents are below.

City Works to Finalize Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

City staff and City Council have been working for months to develop the City's budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins April 1. Click here for the current draft.  A public hearing was held in February, and Council will hold a final vote on the budget at its March 15 meeting. 

Nominate a "Favorite Building" in Kirkwood!

May is National Preservation Month and the perfect time to show how Kirkwood's history honors the past and helps build the future. Nomations are now being sought for the annual "Favorite Buildings in Kirkwood" awards. Buildings or places that are deserving of recognition contribute to the architectural character of Kirkwood.

Nominations are due by April 10.  Click here for the nomination form and full details.

Commercial Development Updates First Quarter 2018

A list of commercial development updates for the first quarter of 2018 is available here.  This list has been compiled by the City's Planner

For information on the City's Planning and Zoning efforts, or to access some of the City's planning documents (Downtown Master Plan, etc.), please visit this page of the website.

Deer Population Report Available

Kirkwood City Council commissioned a deer population report for the City and hired a firm to conduct it. The City has received the final "Distance Sampling Report" or Deer Population Estimate (click here for report). More information on this issue will be forthcoming.

Adams Avenue Construction Will Begin in Early March

Saint Louis County Department of Transportation will begin work on infrastructure projects on West Adams Avenue and Ballas Road in early March 2018. Paving work is expected to be completed by July 15, with final restoration work completed in the fall.  Click here to read about this project in a letter from the County.

Park Projects Break Ground

Two park projects have broken ground recently.  At Greentree Park, the contractor has begun grading work and installation of boulders that will help define a creek that winds through the property.  The effort to install a pier and walk in the wetlands area of the park will wait until the threat of flooding has ended.

At Emmenegger Park the contractor has started excavation work for the replacement pavilion in the park.  Currently it does not appear that flooding will impact that operation.  If all goes according to schedule the construction of the pavilion will be completed by the end of March. 

Aberdeen Heights Withdraws Application 

Aberdeen Heights has withdrawn its application for a  "Special Use Permit and Site Plan Amendments," as of February 27. Therefore, the Public Hearing that had been scheduled for March 15 at 7:00 p.m., has been canceled.  No further action will be taken by the City on this proposal.  Click here to read the letter they sent to the City. 

Downtown Master Plan Available

Kirkwood City Council heard the finalized report from DPZ Partners on the Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study at its Work Session on Thursday, March 1. Click here to view the final Plan. 

MoDOT Will Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Manchester Construction Project

MoDOT will hold a public hearing on the design and construction of pavement, bridge, and sidewalk improvements on Manchester Road between Kirkwood Road and Big Bend. The public hearing will be held as follows:
~ On Tuesday, March 27, starting at 12:00 p.m. and continuing to 7:00 p.m., DST.
~ At the Brentwood School District conference Center, 1201 Hanley Industrial Court, 63144.
~ Parking will be available on the south lot only.
~ All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard on the their views about the design and construction of this roadway, with reference to the economic and social effects of such design, its impact on the environment, and its consistency with the goals and objectives of the community.
~ An open-house format will be used, and persons may discuss the project and offer comments at any time during the prescribed hours.
~ For additional information or questions, please contact Project Manager Tom Montes de Oca by March 20 at 314-453-5031.