Construction on City Hall Enhancement Project Continues through Fall
A project to enhance the façade of the historic Kirkwood City Hall on Kirkwood Road will begin the week of July 14 and continue through at least October. PLEASE NOTE: During Phase One of construction, the front lawn of City Hall will be unavailable for use by anyone attending Thursday night concerts at Station Plaza.
The scope of the project will involve the removal and replacement of the walkways and paved areas between City Hall and Kirkwood Road on the east side and between City Hall and the parking lot on the west side, as well as landscaping on both sides.
This project will be segmented into two major phases. Phase One involves the east, or Kirkwood Road side, of City Hall, while Phase Two will take place on the west, or parking lot, side of City Hall. During construction, parking will be slightly more limited, although City staff will park elsewhere to accommodate residents and visitors.
Phase One begins the week of July 14, when temporary fencing is installed along the east perimeter of the building and grounds, facing Kirkwood Road. The fencing will make the sidewalk in front of City Hall, along Kirkwood Road, inaccessible. Pedestrians should plan to use the sidewalk on the other side of Kirkwood Road. Demolition of paved areas will follow. The temporary fencing will remain in place until the completion of Phase One. Phase One is estimated to be completed in September, barring any unforeseen complications or bad weather.
Phase Two of the project will begin immediately after the completion of Phase One. Phase Two will involve construction on the west side of City Hall.
The organizers of the "50 Trees" street-tree planting program are requesting the help of Kirkwood residents to nominate street-tree planting sites for Fall 2014. Plans call for about 65 trees to be planted in November 2014, bringing the five-year total to nearly 350 trees planted by Kirkwood volunteers. Kirkwood has been a Tree City USA since 1990.
Nominated sites must meet certain requirements. They must be located inside the City right-of-way areas. This is typically a three- to four-foot area between the curb and sidewalk, although on streets with no sidewalks, the ROW may extend into the lawn area of the property. The sites must also be clear of overhead power lines and underground utilities. Residents who are interested and willing to care for a newly planted tree can email their site location and contact information to KeepKirkwoodGreen@ gmail.com. For more information, please visit: KeepKirkwoodGreen.wordpress.com. Qualified sites will be selected on a first-come/first-served basis. The trees are planted free of charge. However, monetary donations are welcome. Click here to download the nomination form.