At the Maplewood council meeting Tuesday, council members rejected Maplewood Richmond Heights School District’s rezoning request to use a house on Burgess Avenue to house its “Parents as Teachers” program.
The city council referred to the program as “day care,” but MRH Director of Communications Brian Adkisson said the term daycare is not correct. He told Patch the program is the MRH "Parents as Teachers" program.
He said the program is already housed at the ECC main campus so traffic would not have increased, as parents already use Burgess Avenue and our parking lot.
He said the maximum number of children that would be present at the house would be no more than 12, two days a week, from 8:45-11:45 a.m.
Ben Marshall lives at 2815 Burgess Avenue, next to the house under question.
He was under the impression that traffic would increase on the street.
“I don’t need a dozen people dropping off kids next door to me,” Marshall said. “People are angle parked this whole side street, picking up and dropping off kids.”
The rezoning request was also previously rejected by the Maplewood Plan and Zoning Commission.