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Neighborhood Caretaker Alert
Response Center

Citizens can use the Neighborhood Caretaker Alert (NCA) form to anonymously notify the City of issues or concerns.  The NCA form is available in paper form only at City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road; at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road; at the Kirkwood Public Library, 140 E. Jefferson Avenue; and at ALL THREE Fire Houses (137 W. Argonne, 11804 Big Bend, and 1321 W. Essex).  If you have completed a form previously, you can find the results of your anonymous Neighborhood Caretaker Alert form here - click on the link and then enter your form number:

http://w5.kirkwoodmo.org/nca


All Aboard: the City Blog

The City of Kirkwood is BLOGGING!  Join us in the conversation at ALL ABOARD, the City's new blog.  Read cool stuff, and leave a comment or a question!

What's a blog?  Well, it's short for Web Log or Weblog (with the first two letters deleted), which means it's a log or diary about what's going on in the City.  It's less formal in its approach and style, but more interactive!  That means we hope you'll get involved by sending a comment on something you've read on the blog, or by posing a question.

We're glad you're here, and we hope you enjoy the ride!


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Landmarks Commission

THIS PLACE MATTERS! In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office and the Kirkwood Landmarks Commission are encouraging residents to share a photo and story of a favorite historic place. 

Print out a "This Place Matters" sign here.  Go to a Kirkwood place that matters to you and take a photo with your sign.  Submit your photo via e-mail to lowryag@kirkwoodmo.org or post on our Preserving Kirkwood (MO) page or on the City's Instagram page (KirkwoodCity), with the hashtag #ThisPlaceMatters.  The best submittals may be displayed at statewide historic preservation events this year.

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History:  The Kirkwood City Council established the Landmarks Commission in 1981 - "to make a continuous study of all the buildings and structures in the community, taking into account the age, design, period of construction, aesthetic value, past use, and historical significance, and to consider such buildings for designation as historical landmarks."    The Commission has actively pursued its charge from inception to the present.  Kirkwood was one of the first cities in Missouri to make historic preservation a priority at the local level, followed by more than 50 other cities.  The Kirkwood Landmarks Commission has been certified by the State of Missouri's Historic Preservation Office.

 

Mission:  The Landmarks Commission recognizes and preserves properties that represent elements of the City’s thriving cultural heritage and architectural history.  Included among the 85 designated landmarks and eight local historic districts in Kirkwood are businesses, schools, churches, cemeteries, and a multitude of historically significant homes.  In addition, there are 24 individual properties and four districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The mission of the Kirkwood Landmarks Commission is to protect, retain, and enhance such properties. 

The volunteer Commissioners who serve on the Landmarks Commission come from a variety of backgrounds and utilize their expertise for the benefit of the community.  They advise property owners on exterior renovations to preserve the character and historic integrity of existing landmarks and historic districts. Furthermore, any person who owns property in Kirkwood can seek free advice regarding historic preservation from the Landmarks Commission.   To view the Boards and Commissions Roster, which includes the Landmarks Commission roster, click here.  The staff liaison to the Landmarks Commission is Assistant City Planner Amy Lowry, who may be reached at 314-822-5815 or by email: lowryag@kirkwoodmo.org.

Certificate of Appropriateness:  The Landmarks Commission reviews proposed exterior alterations to designated landmarks, and demolition and new construction of structures on landmark sites and within historic districts.  Before a building permit may be obtained for such work, the Landmarks Commission shall issue a Certificate of Appropriateness.

An informational brochure on the Landmarks Commission is available here.  For information about historic preservation in Kirkwood, visit the Historic Preservation / Registry page here.

 

OTHER DOCUMENTS:

Certified Local Government Annual Report, Kirkwood Landmarks Commission 2015-16

Certified Local Government Annual Report, Kirkwood Landmarks Commission 2014-15

 

MEETING MINUTES

2017 MINUTES:

September 13, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
August 9, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
July 12, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
June 14, 2017 (PDF)    RTF
April 26, 2017 (PDF)    RTF
April 12, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
March 8, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
February 8, 2017 (PDF)             RTF

 

2016 MINUTES:

December 14, 2016 (PDF)    RTF
November 9, 2016 (PDF)   RTF
October 12, 2016 (PDF)   RTF
September 14, 2016 (PDF)   RTF
August 10, 2016 (PDF)    RTF
July 27, 2016 (PDF)
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June 8, 2016 (PDF)
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May 18, 2016 (PDF)
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May 11, 2016 (PDF)
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April 4, 2016 Joint ARB (PDF)
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January 13, 2016 (PDF)    
         
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2015 MINUTES:

December 9, 2015 (PDF)          
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November 11, 2015 (PDF)
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October 14, 2015 (PDF)
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September 9, 2015 (PDF)
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July 8, 2015 (PDF)
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June 10, 2015 (PDF)
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April 8, 2015 (PDF)
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March 11, 2015 (PDF)
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February 11, 2015 (PDF)
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January 14, 2015 (PDF)          
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Meeting minutes are archived here for approximately six months.  If minutes from an older meeting are needed, they can be requested by sending an email to the City Clerk at:  montanbk@kirkwoodmo.org.  Thank you.