February 24, 2016

LOCATION UPDATE: Kol Rinah Informational Meeting for Old Town Neighborhood

WHEN:   Wednesday March 2, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Journey Church, Lower Level Auditorium
                7701 Maryland Ave
Coffee and light dessert will be served.
RSVP’s appreciated, (leave voicemail .at 314-246-0712), but walk-ins are more than welcome.

February 23, 2016

Announcement: Kol Rinah Informational Meeting, Wednesday March 2

Kol Rinah, a Conservative Jewish congregation of St. Louis, would like to invite the Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association to an Informational Meeting and Q&A regarding their proposed development of the property at 7701 Maryland Ave, Clayton, MO (currently occupied by the Journey church).

Kol Rinah is undergoing their due diligence on a contract for the property, and is preparing to submit their plans for development to the Clayton Planning and Zoning Board for review.  The leadership of the congregation would like to spend approximately 60 minutes with the Neighborhood Association, addressing the following items:
  •  Who is Kol Rinah, and why are we moving?
  • How did we identify the Journey Property
  • What are the plans for renovation and addition of the property?
  • How are we handling the parking situation?
  • What is our general timeline?
 The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm.

The location of the meeting is currently To Be Determined (within the next 24 to 48 hours). As soon as a meeting location is determined, we will let the Neighborhood Association know accordingly.

Join Kol Rinah for coffee and light dessert, listen to a brief presentation of the current plans for the property, and answer any questions you might have about our exciting move into your beautiful neighborhood.

RSVP’s  appreciated, (leave voicemail at 314-246-0712), but walk-ins are more than welcome.

- Dave Cooperstein
Vice President, Kol Rinah

February 18, 2016

Clayton Plan Commission again rejects plan for townhomes

 February 16, 2016 Stltoday.com article:

'The resident voice won again on Tuesday as the Clayton Plan Commission voted to not recommend approval of a project of 25 town homes that’s proposed for a neighborhood of single-family homes.

A developer wants to build a cluster of town homes with underground parking at 7501 Maryland Avenue, replacing a school that has been unused since 1983. The developer is not asking for any tax incentives.

The city’s planning commission voted 6-1 Tuesday night to recommend that the Board of Aldermen reject rezoning that would allow the project. Commission member Joshua Corson was the only one to vote in favor.....(read complete article HERE.)

February 10, 2016


Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 5:30 p.m.
City of Clayton – 2nd Floor Council Chambers - 10 N. Bemiston Ave.
Clayton, Missouri 63105

For further information, contact Louis Clayton at 314-290-8450
Applications and Plans available at www.claytonmo.gov/PendingApplications

Residential Planned Unit Development – Townhome Development
7501 Maryland Avenue

Consideration of the following applications submitted by Bruce Korn, Maryland School Town Homes, LLC, owner/developer, to allow the construction of six buildings containing 25 fee simple townhomes, 50 underground parking spaces and a private street.
1.    RezoningPC: A public hearing to solicit input to rezone the subject property from R-2 Single Family Dwelling District to R-4 Low-Density Multiple Family Dwelling District.
2.    Rezoning PC:  A public hearing to solicit input to rezone the subject property from R-4 Low Density Multiple Family Dwelling District to a Planned Unit Development District (PUD).
3.    Planned Unit DevelopmentPC: A public hearing to solicit input regarding the proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD).
4.    Subdivision PlatPC: Consideration of a major subdivision plat that creates 25 fee simple lots, 48,890 square feet of common area (including a new private street) and provides an 83-square-foot right-of-way dedication at the southeast quadrant of the property.  The proposed plat also includes the creation of utility easements on existing lots addressed 7500-7520 Westmoreland Avenue.
5.    Architectural ReviewARB: Consideration of the design and materials associated with the proposed townhome development.

Letter to Old Town Clayton neighbors from members of 'Protect Clayton Neighborhoods' .........

Dear Neighbors and Concerned Residents:

Please plan to attend the City Plan Commission meeting on Tuesday, February 16 at 5:30 pm at City Hall, 10 N. Bemiston, 2nd Floor.  The latest proposal for the Maryland School property will be presented by the developers.  They are requesting an unprecedented upgrade in zoning that if approved could affect all residential neighborhoods in Clayton.  We hope you will show up to voice your concern and show your support for following the zoning ordinances and Land Use plans that have long been in place.  The developer’s plan has changed very little since they received a unanimous negative recommendation on this project last May.   This is a very important time for Clayton with many planned developments coming to the City.  We need to reiterate that only those in accordance with local and state laws should be approved.  This cannot be a case-by-case assessment process.

Thank you,
 The members of Protect Clayton Neighborhoods