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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
Skating Season Opens!
The Fall skating-lessons schedule is here!  Click on the flyer below to see when classes are offered. There are multiple levels for children, including hockey and figure skating, as well as classes for adults. For information on open skating session times, please visit the Ice Rink page on this website.

~ November-December Skating Lessons Schedule

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.

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. 

~ 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's Design Charrette Ends with Presentation

The City of Kirkwood is moving forward with the development of a Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study.   The process to develop a Master Plan kicked off with a 4-day Design Charrette, or workshop, in October.  THANK YOU to all who attended any of the sessions. When the final design recommendations are finished, they will be posted here. Downtown Kirkwood includes the City's downtown business district and residential areas.

City Offices Will Close for Two Days over Thanksgiving

City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. There will be no sanitation collection on Thanksgiving. Thursday routes will be collected on Friday.

The Community Center office will be closed on both days and on Saturday, November 25. The Ice Rink will be closed on Thanksgiving, but there will be multiple open skating sessions over the holiday weekend. Click here for the full November schedule. 

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).