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Hadley Township: How Many MRH Students Would Developments Affect?

If Hadley Township turned commercial, what would the effect on Maplewood Richmond Heights School District be?

As potential developers in Hadley Township, in Richmond Heights, have tried to reach agreements with residents of the area, current Maplewood Richmond Heights students wait to find out if they'll need to find new housing to stay in the district.

It was announced on Saturday in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, that Pace Properties will not continue to pursue its $125 million retail development just south of The Heights community center. A Menards is still being considered in the southern part of Hadley Township, just north of the Walmart.

MRH currently has 37 students in both the north and south sections, who would have to find a new home if both developments took place, according to District Communications Director Brian Adkisson.

Adkisson said a study was first done in 2007 when it looked like these developments might happen. At that time there were 57 MRH students from the area. That was 3.5 percent of the overall student population and 9 percent of the Richmond Heights students.

Adkisson said he hopes students needing to move could find new housing in the district, but said new houses generally aren't being built in the Mid-County area.

Also in Patch:

  • Pace Properties Abandons Hadley Township Retail Development
  • Pace Properties: Commercial Contracts in Works for Hadley
  • Hadley Township: Pace Properties to Update City on Buyout Talks
  • Hadley Casts Shadow on Eminent Domain, Blogger Says
  • Menards Gives Hadley Update in Richmond Heights
  • Hadley Meeting: Residents Express Concern, Worry, Frustration
  • Hadley Developer: Eminent Domain Not in Plans
RDBet September 17, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Thanks for the updates. Is the Menards still going forward?
Doug Miner September 17, 2012 at 03:07 PM
That's what we're told, that Menards is going forward.
RDBet September 17, 2012 at 05:12 PM
What poor planning to end up with a 3rd big box hardware store in one short stretch. How long before we have another white elephant in our area? I am curious whether the TIF for Menards went through?

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