The Kirkwood Police Department will hold its annual Pancake Supper on February 26 at Kirkwood High School, 801 W. Essex, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $4.00 and are available at the Police Department, 131 W. Madison, at City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, and at the door. "All the pancakes you can eat" plus sausage, eggs, coffee, milk, applesauce. No carry-outs, please.
Community Center Planning Moves Forward
The Feasibility Study investigating the future of the Kirkwood Community Center continues to move forward. Residents recently had the opportunity to view information related to the current phase of the study, which focuses on understanding how the existing site and building could be utilized for future development of the Community Center. Those who attended the two public review sessions held in late January had the opportunity to view and comment on two different approaches to using the site, along with a timeline for the feasibility study, an analysis of how program space is allocated in the current facility, and an analysis of how allocations of program space could be made in the future based on the 2013 Community Interest Survey.
Site Plan “A” examines opportunities to repurpose and add to the existing building, while Site Plan “C” is based on tearing down much of the almost 50-year-old building and replacing with new. Both approaches are expected to cost about the same amount of money. This information will be discussed with Kirkwood City Council on February 19. The next step in the process would call for a further investigation of one of the two site plans, resulting in more detailed floor plans, elevations, and construction costs. Both site plans and the timeline/list of other potential amenities are posted here:
~ Site Plan A
~ Site Plan C
~ Timeline / Other Amenities
Update: Discussions about the Community Center site plan options have evolved to include the idea of moving the Reim Theatre to a location on land the City owns on Monroe, between South Taylor and Fillmore. This proposed site would support a theater of about the same size as proposed in Kirkwood Park (20,000 square feet) and would seat approximately 500 patrons. The site would also accommodate 100 parking spots, with extra parking being available on the street and at the Station Plaza parking garage one block north. The graphic here (click) indicates the location of the proposed site. Discussions are ongoing, and updates will be posted here on the City Website.
Kirkwood Human Rights Commission Hosts First-Ever Art Fair
The Human Rights Commission will host an Art Fair on March 7 at Robinson Elementary School. The Fair will showcase art work from Kirkwood School District students, grades 4 through 12, who submitted work to the HRC's first-ever art competition. This Art Fair will be a juried art competition and is being held in partnership with the Kirkwood School District. Certificates will be awarded in each grade level for First Place, Second Place, and Best Representation of Theme.