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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 

City Will Hold Public Information Meeting on Merger Proposal

The City of Kirkwood will hold a Public Information Meeting on the proposed City-County merger.  This will be an opportunity for residents to receive information and facts about the proposal.  It will be structured in a question-and-answer format between the public and City of Kirkwood Council members and staff. The public is encouraged to attend.

Details:
~ Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
~ Reim Theatre, Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road

Nominate a "Favorite Building" in Kirkwood

May is National Preservation Month - the perfect time to show how Kirkwood’s history honors the past and helps build the future.  Nominations are currently being sought for “Favorite Buildings in Kirkwood.”  Buildings or places that are deserving of recognition contribute to the architectural character of Kirkwood.  Nominees need not be a designated Kirkwood Landmark.  Members of the Kirkwood Architectural Review Board and Landmarks Commission will review all nominations to select this year’s recipients.  The Favorite Building Awards shall be presented on May 8, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. 

Nominate: A nomination form is available on the Landmarks Commission page of this website.  Nominations should be submitted by April 10, 2019, to: Amy Lowry, Building Commissioners' Office, City Hall, 139 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122 or e-mail lowryag@kirkwoodmo.org

Better Together City-County Governance Task Force Report to the Community

The City of Kirkwood is aware of the Better Together Task Force proposal to merge St. Louis City and County. We will study the report and evaluate its impact on the citizens of Kirkwood if enacted. We encourage all citizens to read the report and become familiar with its recommendations. You can read the report here (pdf).  The document is 160 pages long and may take a few moments to load and open. 

Major Traffic Signal Project on Kirkwood Road Will Improve Traffic Experience and Safety: Expect Delays During Construction

A major traffic signal project along Kirkwood Road will begin work in mid-January and continue through November, with intermittent, temporary lane closures and some traffic delays.  Drivers who use Kirkwood Road/Lindbergh Blvd. for part of their commute or to visit Kirkwood should expect delays during construction. Signs will be posted along the route, and traffic updates will be communicated on the City’s website and social media pages. Read more about the project, including work zone updates, here. 

Police Ask Residents to Register with Community Camera Program

The Kirkwood Police Department is asking residents to register their exterior security cameras with the Police Department. In the event of a crime in your area, you exterior camera may capture evidence that could be useful in an investigation. The police will only have your address and will NOT request remote access to your camera. If you register your camera and there is a crime in your neighborhood, an officer might contact you about viewing your video.  For more information, please contact Det. Sgt. Steve Urbeck at 314-822-5880, or access the online registration form here.

 

Geyer Road Resurfacing Project

The City has prepared a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for residents about the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) signal installation on Geyer Road across from Keysor Elementary School.  You can read that here.   

Read the Report on the Findings from the 2018 Citizen Survey

The City of Kirkwood contracted with ETC Institute to administer a survey to residents of the City over the summer of 2018. The purpose of the survey was to help us ensure that the City's priorities continue to match the needs and desires of residents. This is the third survey in four years.  Previous surveys were conducted in 2014 and 2016. Read the Report here

City Will Unveil and Dedicate a New Sign at McEntee Park

The City will unveil and dedicate a new park sign at the William McEntee Memorial Park, on the corner of Madison and Clay Avenues, just west of the Police Department, on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:00 p.m. The new sign will be dedicated in the memory of Police Sgt. William McEntee who was killed in the line of duty on July 5, 2005. The public is invited to attend. 

City Requests Resident Input on Project Funding Application for W. Essex Construction

The City has applied for funding from East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) for a street construction project on West Essex, from Kirkwood Road to S. Geyer.  EWG requires public comments as part of their funding process. You can find the list of projects here.  Scroll down the list and click on "Kirkwood." A brief description will appear on the right side. Click on "If you would like to comment on this project, click here," and an email will pop up.  Complete the form and hit send. Thank you.

City Seeks Input of Bicyclists: Take the Bicycle-Friendly Survey!

This survey is open to anyone familiar with bicycling in the Kirkwood community. The goal of the survey is to provide context for the team reviewing the City's application to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community.  Read about that here. It will also provide the City with valuable information about bicycling in the community. Anonymous aggregate survey results will be given to the City later on. Take the survey here.  Thank you. 

City Invites Input on ADA Planning

The City of Kirkwood is in the process of creating a comprehensive ADA Evaluation and Transition Plan.  The plan will identify non-ADA-compliant pedestrian paths and facilities in the Kirkwood right-of-way and provide a strategy to address the issues.  This plan is critical to removing barriers to access for all Kirkwood residents and moves the City closer to its goal of being a more pedestrian-friendly community.

A critical element of the Plan is gathering feedback on the pedestrian routes and travel habits of citizens and visitors.  The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KirkwoodADA . Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided in completing this survey.  Contact the Engineering Division, Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122.  Phone: 314-822-5822. 

Curbside Recycling is Alive and Well in Kirkwood

Three months after being notified by its processor Resource Management that effective November 1, it would no longer accept the City’s mixed recyclables, the City of Kirkwood has secured another processor and will continue curbside collection of residents’ single-stream recycling materials.  Republic Services will accept and process Kirkwood’s recycling effective Thursday, November 1.  They will process the materials locally, at their plant on Bayless Avenue in South County. For reminders about what you can and cannot recycle, read the list here

Want to know more about recycling?  Visit the OneSTL website here.  You can also read this tip sheet created by OneSTL for additional useful information.

A recent program on PBS provides more background on recycling, including the recent market crash, types of contaminants, and more.  Watch it here

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. 

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.