Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Retailers will move in in the fall, with a grand opening in March 2013.
Maplewood city council tonight finally approved the Deer Creek Center redevelopment. The council, minus Mayor Jim White and council member Tim Dunn, voted to approved the Deer Creek Center Tax Increment Refinancing (TIF) Plan and to establish the Deer Creek Center Community Improvement District. Council member Karen Wood said the city wanted to make sure enough retail places that had signed a commitment before any money was spent to go through the process, and they were assured that had happened. Two retailers have been made public, Ross Dress for Less and Joanne Fabric have signed leases. Summit Development Group president Scott Reese, after the meeting, said several other national retailers of soft goods will be announced in the next 30 …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Three Missouri news outlets weighed in on the council's discussion and the outcome.
Maplewood City Council drew attention from the media when it discussed food trucks at its Monday meeting. The St. Louis Post Dispatch ran an article the next day, quoting Maplewood city manager Martin Corcoran that the food truck issue is dead, "as of tonight." Mayor Jim White and council members Barry Greenberg, Fred Wolf and Karen Wood were listed as opposed "because they were worried the trucks could “cannibalize” the local restaurants’ business," the article stated. Corcoran is quoted that it would take four votes to pass, and as of Monday, they weren't there. The St. Louis Business Journal summarized the meeting in an article on Thursday. Councilmember David Cerven, who said in the meeting he's for food trucks, was quoted in the …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A discussion of food trucks at Tuesday's Maplewood city council meeting showed two for and two against. Two others were against on a regular basis. One councilman wasn't there. No motion was made.
In the end, no motion was made after the food truck discussion Tuesday night at the Maplewood city council meeting. City manager Martin Corcoran said the staff was given no directives, so nothing will happen to change the current law that prohibits food trucks from operating in the city. The discussion revealed council members David Cerven and Tim Dunn for food trucks and Karen Wood and Fred Wolf against. Wood and Wolf said few words in indicating their positions against. Cerven and Dunn explained how they came to be for food trucks. Cerven said an event at Kellog Park or Deer Creek Park might work, but the important thing is to level the playing field so food truck operators don’t have an economic advantage. “If it can be worked out that …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The inauguration ceremony happened during a meeting on Tuesday night.
Three Maplewood City Council members who won re-relection bids during the April 5 election were sworn into office on Tuesday night. Ward 1 Councilwoman Karen Wood, Ward 2 Councilman Tim Dunn and Ward 3 Councilman Barry Greenberg took the oaths of office during a council meeting. Wood and Greenberg are starting their third terms while Dunn is beginning his fifth. City Manager Marty Corcoran administered the oaths. "It is an honor and a pleasure to serve the entire Maplewood community," said Wood after taking her oath. Greenberg thanked his significant other Deni Eyerman, who was in attendance. "I couldn't have done it without her," he said. Council members are elected to four-year terms. A short recess allowed meeting attendees to grab a …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
All three candidates ran without challengers.
Three incumbents running unopposed for re-election on the Maplewood City Council easily won in Tuesday's election. The St. Louis County Board of Elections announced the unofficial results on Tuesday night.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
No challengers filed for candidacy.
No challengers filed to run for a seat on the Maplewood City Council, leaving three incumbents without opposition on the April 2011 ballot. First Ward Councilwoman Karen Wood, Second Ward Councilman Tim Dunn and Third Ward Councilman Barry Greenberg—all incumbents in their respective wards—filed for reelection. Today was the deadline to file. "When things are running smoothly, you'll find less interest ... in a municipal election," City Manager Marty Corcoran said. He said more people want to run for office when they disagree with their councilperson. Wood was first elected in 2003 and is seeking her third term in the First Ward. The First Ward, which stretches from Hanley Road to Big Bend Boulevard, is the largest ward geographically. …
Friday, October 22, 2010
A proposed 123-space parking lot would give the high school 50 more parking spaces, but requires the purchase of two nearby properties.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District hopes to tackle the high school's parking problems by adding a large parking lot across Lohmeyer Avenue between Gerhard and Florent avenues. In a presentation to the school board at its meeting last night, Susan Pruchnicki, an architect with Bond Wolfe, said the plan would add a 123-space parking lot—50 spots more than the current 84-space lot—and transform the current lot into an elegant courtyard with outdoor teaching areas, a water fixture and paved walkways. The project is slated to cost more than $1 million, with a larger cost added when you account for construction, architectural and engineering fees. "There isn't enough parking on this campus," Pruchnicki said. "Most of it is on the …