Thursday, February 16, 2012
A new fence was approved by Maplewood City Council after receiving requests from nearby residents.
The site targeted for a future CVS Pharmacy development gained further attention from Maplewood City Council on Tuesday night. City council approved an ordinance to amend required parking and drive setbacks along Hazel Avenue, and to install a new transitional yard fence along Big Bend Boulevard and Hazel. Setbacks, a term used to describe the distance from a building to the road, will be changed from 10 to 8 feet. St. Louis County requires the extra street space for additional right-of-way along Big Bend Boulevard for future lane-widening purposes, Ward 3 Councilman Shawn Faulkingham said. The transitional yard fence will surround businesses in the Auto Plaza Ford space. City council recently approved rezoning the area as a planned unit …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
If the Golden Arches sought to move to Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road, would you be a supporter?
Ward 3 Councilman Shawn Faulkingham raised some residents' concerns on Facebook when he posted the following note to his Facebook page: "McDonald's has been mulling around the space next to the new CVS. I am vehemently opposed to a McDonald's in Maplewood. I believe I have enough support on the Council to squash it. If you have any thoughts, please share." The note drew plenty of responses from people who agreed with Faulkingham. A few others responded on Patch's Facebook page too. He also described why he opposes the move, stating that Maplewood is a "healthy, walkable and sustainable community" that has "enough restaurants that sell CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operations) foods." In a follow-up call with Patch, Faulkingham said …
Friday, January 13, 2012
It is moving to Big Bend Boulevard.
A St. Louis-area bridal company plans to relocate its business to Richmond Heights, city building and zoning commissioner Dave Reary stated Thursday in an email. The Ultimate Bride will move from 1512 S. Brentwood Blvd. in Brentwood to the building at 1115 S. Big Bend Blvd. The site is located between Starrs and Beautiful Nails. "They are remodeling the building and storefront and will soon create a raised patio in front of the building," Reary stated. A Drury hotel is in development for the Brentwood land where the bridal store sits.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Residents raised concerns about adequate barriers between their homes and a new CVS pharmacy possibly going in near their neighborhood.
A plan to rezone 7468 Manchester Road into a planned unit development (PUD) for a proposed CVS Pharmacy was approved during Tuesday night's Maplewood City Council meeting. A CVS pharmacy has proposed to take over the space at Auto Plaza Ford, which covers 2.08 acres of developed land and .656 acres of undeveloped land east of Big Bend Boulevard for future development. During a public hearing at the meeting, a group of residents from the neighborhood behind the development—at the corner of Big Bend and Hazel Avenue—voiced concerns about living near the pharmacy. While some residents asked city council about better barriers between their neighborhood and the business center, others rejected the idea of the pharmacy completely. "I've lived on…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
A road improvement project increases safety, but some say at a cost.
As anyone driving through Maplewood can see, Manchester Road is undergoing some changes. The road is being widened between Big Bend Boulevard and Bredell Avenue to increase safety and improve stormwater runoff, said Anthony Traxler, director of the Maplewood Public Works Department. The city will spend about $180,000 on the project while the federal government pays another $420,000. (See related on Patch: Upgrades Slated for Seven Maplewood Streets) But the changes will end a well-known tradition: tailgating during Maplewood Richmond Heights home football games. Aaron Ford, a regular tailgater and MRH graduate, said he hopes to find an alternative. He said the team appreciates the support from that side of the field. “My son (Austyn …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Melting snow and rain contributed to a blocked storm grade near the intersection of Manchester Road and Big Bend Boulevard at around 12:15 p.m. on Friday. Crews from Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) started draining water from a flooded lane into a sewer opening across the street. Foreman Jerry Somogye expected crews to ease the flooding by 1 p.m., but he said the street needs a new storm grade structure. Somogye hopes MSD can replace it within two weeks.