Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Proposed changes to the ordinance were passed unanimously without discussion.
A month after Maplewood voters approved Proposition Q, allowing QuikTrip to relocate to the northwest corner of Manchester and Big Bend, the agreement is on its way to being changed. QuikTrip may no longer buy the property on Big Bend for a cut-through street to the school. Southbound traffic may be allowed on Martini Drive, rather than being totally blocked, and solar-powered lights may warn motorists of pedestrians at crosswalks. The Maplewood city council Tuesday made the first two votes out of three to amend the planned unit development (PUD) unanimously and without discussion. The council was minus Mayor James White and Ward 3 Councilman Shawn Faulkingham. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Also, Roots Antiques requests to move into the Tigerlily space on Manchester.
At the Maplewood City Council meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday the council will consider revising the ordinance that allowed QuikTrip to move, allowing Roots to move to the space that Tigerlily is vacating, and Vom Fass's request for a liquor license. These items are from the public notes of the meeting agenda. See the included PDF for the complete public notes. Item no. 9 is a motion to approve a request for a full liquor license by Mark Williams of Vom Fass. Vom Fass would like to be able to serve wine by the drink along with cheese plates, and at the same time obtain a caterer’s license. Item no. 10 is a resolution authorizing the city manager to accept the low bid for the 2013 capital improvements street project. The streets to be …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
QuikTrip now owns the property on S. Big Bend that may become a cut-through street to Martini Avenue.
The passage of Proposition Q finalized the use of several properties in Maplewood. QuikTrip is going ahead with a move from 3010 S. Big Bend Boulevard to the northwest corner of Manchester Road and S. Big Bend Boulevard. QuikTrip real estate manager Alan Renner told Patch there is interest in the current QuikTrip location, but they can't progress with it until farther along in the process. "It will probably come on the market in four or five months from now," Renner said. The Maplewood ordinance that made the move possible (5689) states that the tanks and pumps must be removed within 90 days of QuikTrip leaving 3010 S. Big Bend Boulevard. If a buyer isn't found within a year QuikTrip will demolish the building and seed the lot. The current…
Proposition Q passed by better than a 2:1 margin, but some thought the ordinance could have been better.
The agenda for Tuesday's Maplewood City Council meeting contains six resolutions and one ordinance. Nothing related to QuikTrip is on the agenda. Proposition Q, passed on April 2, OK'd the original ordinance permitting QuikTrip to move to the northwest corner of Manchester Road and S. Big Bend Boulevard. An amended ordinance that contained further safety features for pedestrians was deleted from the agenda at the March 26 council meeting. Following the passage of Proposition Q, Ward 3 Councilman Shawn Faulkingham said he would "continue to try and talk to the council and see if we can get as many of those incorporated into the QT as possible.” Reached on Monday, he said, "Maybe. Don't know yet," when asked about that happening for Tuesday'…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Now that Proposition Q has passed, the Maplewood city manager and QuikTrip real estate manager talk about the next steps.
Maplewood voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition Q on Tuesday, which OK'd QuikTrip's relocation to the northwest corner of Manchester Road and Big Bend Boulevard. Before a new QuikTrip can be built the grey building needs to come down. Maplewood City Manager Marty Corcoran said QuikTrip has permits from the city for the demolition, but an inspection for hazardous materials, like asbestos, needs to happen first. Once that occurs they'll need a county permit to demolish the building. QuikTrip real estate manager Alan Renner said the zoning, site plan and design-review have been completed. However neither the city of Maplewood nor the county has approved building plans. "As soon as we get those approvals we can go ahead and start," Renner…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Maplewood got the chance to speak, and voted for a QuikTrip.
With all four polling places reporting, Maplewood voters have overwhelmingly supported Proposition Q with 960 Yes votes to 419 No votes. As a result, QuikTrip will relocate its store at 3010 S. Big Bend Boulevard to the northwest corner of Manchester Road and S. Big Bend Boulevard. Ward 3 Councilman Shawn Faulkingham said there’s a lot of work to do now. “The ordinance that the people voted for, is the one I voted no to,” he said. “It wasn’t against QT moving, it was safety concerns.” An amended ordinance with additional safety measures received two city council votes, but not the final vote to pass, after the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education failed to approve it. Faulkingham said the amended ordinance had some great ideas. “I…
Patch went out and talked to Maplewood voters, and some shared their thoughts on the QuikTrip question.
Almost a year after the possibility of a QuikTrip relocation to the northwest corner of Manchester Road and Big Bend Boulevard, Maplewood voters are having their say. The city council passed the resolution allowing a move, but some residents collected enough signatures to put it on the April 2 ballot. Issues of student safety, driver safety, property rights, the best use of the corner, special interests, bad memories of the QuikTrip on the Hanley island and the importance of supporting the mayor and city council were among reasons voters gave for voting the way they did. Several said it was good for the community for the question to go to a vote, no matter how it goes. The polls close at 7 p.m.
Maplewood Ward 3 Councilman Shawn Faulkingham explains Proposition Q.
The resident comments on taxes, accidents and the appropriate use of the northwest corner of Manchester and Big Bend.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Greenberg: I feel compelled to take exception to several opinions by Tonya Powell and by Beverly Tronicek that are stated as “facts”.