April 29, 2009

Upcoming Event Announcements

Saturday, May 2nd - Herb Sale and Tea Service:
Come to Hanley Park on Saturday, May 2nd to purchase your herbs for 2009 - herbs will be sold for $3 each. While you are in Hanley Park stay and enjoy a very special Tea Service on the grounds of the Historic Martin Franklin Hanley House. Tea service will begin on the hour from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon - what a wonderful event for grandmothers, mothers, and daughters! Limited seating available for the Tea Service and advanced reservations required. To reserve your space for the Tea Service, please pre-register at the Center of Clayton, call 290-8500 and refer to course code 8510 (9:00am), 8511 (10:00am), or 8512 (11:00am) or register on-line at http://online.activecommunities.com/clayton/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N&aid=689
- the cost is $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents.

Saturday, June 6th - Old Town Walking Tour:
Hike Into History Walking Tour with Esley Hamilton - Old Town Clayton. County Historian, Esley Hamilton, will lead this walking tour on Saturday, June 6th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. While the turn-of-the century houses in Clayton north of Maryland are fast being replaced, similar houses in University City are being preserved in the Linden Avenue and Maryland Terrace historic districts. This tour looks at these distinguished houses plus the venerable Hanley House and some of the good new residential work by architect Louis Saur. Group will meet on Westmoreland Drive east of Jackson. If you would like to join this tour, please pre-register at the Center of Clayton, call 290-8500 and refer to course code 8514 or register on-line at http://online.activecommunities.com/clayton/Activities/ActivitiesCourseDetails.asp?aid=690&cid=8621
- the cost is $5.

Saturday, June 13th - Ice Cream Social:
Come and enjoy an Ice Cream Social on the grounds of Hanley Park. The Friends of the Historic Hanley House will host an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. We will be celebrating the newly restored Hanley House Privy and Herb Garden. Children will enjoy creating their own traditional 19th century crafts with the help of costumed interpreters. You will also have the chance to listen to live readings of original Hanley family letters by Hanley House interpreters. Come by Hanley Park and enjoy some ice cream, fun crafts, and historic readings with your family and friends. Ice Cream served at a cost of $5 each.

April 27, 2009


Dear Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association,

Please review the following email from Mr. Mosher informing me that Wednesday's meeting has been cancelled. Please inform anyone that might not be on our email distribution list. For those we can't reach, there will be a note posted on the Parish Hall door. As more information becomes available from Conrad Properties' developers, I will keep you informed.

In other news, thanks to donations to our association, I have ordered 10 all-weather red and yellow signs for future neighborhood meetings. The signs will be posted around the neighborhood to alert you to visit our website for meeting details. See photo below. This is a visual improvement over our previously hand scrawled posters! The signs can be re-used so this is a green effort as well!

Thanks and Regards,
Cheryl Verde
President, Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association

Dear Ms. Verde,

I am very sorry to report that due to market conditions, we are putting this plan on hold. We will try to keep you in the loop as we determine our best course of action regarding the site.

Thank you so much for your time.

Bryce Mosher Project Manager Conrad Properties Corporation bryce@conradprop.com165 N Meramec Ave, Suite 400 Clayton, MO 63105 www.conradprop.com 314 721 3202 d 314 446 3023 f 314 721 2154

April 22, 2009

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: Save-the-Date Wednesday April 29th, 7 pm, St. Joseph Parish Hall

The meeting place was confirmed today and it will be held at St. Joseph Parish Hall.

Bryce Mosher, the Project Manager for Conrad Properties Corporation, will be hosting a presentation regarding the proposed Meramec Place Development, to be located at N. Meramec and Pershing. Mr. Mosher requested this meeting as a response to the comments received from the City Planning staff, Planning Commission, and area residents. They have made several modifications and they want to present their changes, and answer any questions that the residents might have, prior to their formal submittal to the City Planning Commission.

All residents and interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend this brief presentation on April 29th. St. Joseph Parish Hall is located at N. Meramec and Maryland in the lower level basement. Please enter through the north door located behind the church. Handicap access is available at the south door located on the Maryland Avenue side.

April 20, 2009

Save-the-Date! Wed. April 29th 7 pm - Meramec Place Presentation

Recently I received the following email from Bryce Mosher, the Project Manager for Conrad Properties Corporation:

"In response to the comments we received from the planning staff, commission, and residents; we have made several modifications to the proposed Meramec Place Development. I am writing to request a meeting with the neighborhood association so that we may present the changes, and answer any questions that the residents might have, prior to our formal submittal to the Plan Commission. Please let me know of an appropriate meeting location as well as a couple of dates and times that would work well for you in the next two weeks. Thank you very much for your time." - Bryce Mosher

I encourage each of you to discuss this with your neighbors, and plan on attending this brief presentation. Mark your calendars. Your input on this proposed Old Town development is welcome and important.

Cheryl Verde
President, Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association

Hanley House Dig for Scouts

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The Historic Hanley House will host an archaeological dig on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The dig will involve Boy Scouts and will fulfill the requirements for an Archaeology Merit Badge. Lead by Hanley House volunteer Tim Dodson, the dig will be an exciting experience for all involved. If you know a Boy Scout that would like to sign up for the Dig please pre-register at the Center of Clayton, call 290-8500 and refer to course code 8593 or register on-line at http://online.activecommunities.com/clayton/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N&aid=699 - the cost is $5.

April 3, 2009

'Meramec Place' - Proposed development in Old Town

There is a City Plan Commission / Architectural Review Board meeting this coming Monday, April 6th at 5:30pm at City Hall, 10 N. Bemiston. Please review the meeting agenda HERE. The agenda includes a conceptual review of the Old Town Clayton proposed development called 'Meramec Place'. Last September, you may recall, there was a conceptual presentation from several Conrad representatives following the annual Old Town Clayton meeting at St. Joseph Parish Hall. The latest plan has changed dramatically from the initial plans presented.

Yesterday, I met with Catherine Powers, our city's Director of Planning and Development Services to discuss and view the new plans for myself. Links to the new documents regarding the landscape plan, elevations, streetscape and the staff memo to Plan Commission can be found HERE off of the city's website.

If you are an interested Old Town resident, please plan to attend the city's Architectural Review Board meeting on Monday. If you can't attend, there are several things you can do. You can contact Catherine Powers to ask questions or voice your opinion at 290-8459 or email her at cpowers@ci.clayton.mo.us I would also encourage you to contact our Ward 3 alderman..... Alex Berger III at home 862-6835 or email him at aberger@ci.clayton.mo.us ....and/or Steve Lichtenfeld at home 727-5476 or email him at slichtenfeld@ci.clayton.mo.us .

In the future, if there are other news or announcements that you want shared with the Old Town Community using our email database or website posting, please contact me at home to discuss at 862-1247, or email me at oldtownclayton@gmail.com .

Thanks and Best Regards,
Cheryl Verde
President, Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association

P.S. Don't forget to vote on Tuesday, April 7th!