Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A new "overlay" governmental district to oversee long-term Manchester Road improvements is a goal for West County cities, but not Manchester. The legal paperwork is set to be done by Town and Country Mayor Jon Dalton, who is an attorney.
With Manchester Road being targeted as part of the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative, this major thoroughfare needs a major transformation that will take years to complete. To be able to work together for an extended period of time, city staffers, council members and board of aldermen of Wildwood, Ellisville and Ballwin municipalities hope to form a "special purpose" taxing district with the sole purpose of executing improvements to the Manchester Road corridor. Wildwood city council members approved a resolution at Monday evening's council meeting to pursue this long-range collaboration with neighboring municipalities. Wildwood City Administrator Dan Dubruiel said Ellisville and Ballwin city officials already had approved their …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
West County city leaders are working to move forward in developing the Manchester Road corridor, but the City of Manchester is not on board citing possible taxes and lack of authority.
There's 40 percent more retail space than the market will support along Manchester Road within a declining economy, former Ellisville mayor Matt Pirrello told approximately 100 luncheon attendees at last week's monthly meeting of the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce at The Wildwood Hotel. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) "There are too many other (shopping and service) alternatives, and we need to improve the access, management and safety of the entire Manchester corridor," he said. He cited a pattern of businesses choosing or relocating to alternative shopping districts, such as the Chesterfield Valley, Manchester Highlands or Fenton's GravoisBluffs. The improvement plan was deemed the…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Manchester’s Planning and Zoning Committee requested a few "small changes" to the Great Streets Initiative before members will vote to approve it in September.
The Great Streets Initiative—a 30-year master plan to improve the appearance and traffic flow on Manchester Road from Wildwood to Manchester—is making slow progress through Manchester’s city hall. “Planning and zoning hasn’t completely signed off on it yet,” said Ward 2 Alderman Mike Clement, who sits on the planning and zoning committee as a nonvoting member and the board of aldermen’s liaison. He said that the planning and zoning committee approved parts of the plan, but also wanted to see changes made. The committee sent the plan back to Manchester's planning and zoning city staff for corrections and will vote on it at the committee's next meeting, Sept. 12. If the committee votes to approve the plan, it will go before the Manchester …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A moment of silence for the untimely death of a police officer started Monday night's meeting. Budgeting concerns over the Great Streets initiative and police department solar panels were also discussed.
The Manchester Board of Aldermen discussed a number of issues Monday night, but before the meeting started, the board held a moment of silence to honor a Manchester police detective who died May 24. The memorial service for Dave Prouty, 37, was held Monday at Manchester United Methodist Church. Prouty reportedly fell ill and died from the illness. He leaves behind a wife and children. On June 16, Prouty would have served on the Manchester Police Department for 14 years. Check back to Town and Country-Manchester Patch for more on Dave Prouty. Following are other issues discussed at Monday night's meeting. Great Streets The Great Streets Master Plan, which seeks to improve aesthetics and traffic congestion on Manchester Road west of Highway …
Monday, June 6, 2011
The Manchester Board of Aldermen is set to discuss the Great Streets Program, Community Block Grants and more Monday night. Take a look at the agenda.
The Manchester Board of Aldermen is set to discuss, the Great Streets Program, Community Block Grants and more Monday night. Take a look a the agenda above for further details. Town and Country - Manchester Patch will attend Monday night's meeting. Check back Tuesday for an update. Read Previous Stories: Great Streets: A Plan for Manchester Road’s Future Manchester Stalling on Plan to Improve Manchester Road Federal Budget Cuts Hit Home
Monday, February 7, 2011
Representatives of Town and Country, Manchester, Ballwin, Ellisville, Eureka and Winchester met this weekend to shape a 20+ year effort to reinvent West County roads.
City and business representatives met at an open meeting Saturday to discuss the "Great Streets" initiative, pointing to state legislation as one of the next steps toward reinvigorating the roads of West County. Roughly 50 people met at the Ballwin Golf Club in order to discuss the initiative, including representatives from Town and Country, Manchester, various chamber groups and West County-area city council members. The Great Streets Initiative, according to its official website, is intended to "trigger economic and social benefits by centering communities around interesting, lively and attractive streets," and make travel friendly for pedestrians, bikers and other forms of alternate transportation. Presently, the project is in its …