Thursday, August 18, 2022

University, Eden and city await judge’s decision in lawsuit

Webster, Eden and the city of Webster Groves await judgment from Judge Mark Seigel on the institutions lawsuit against the city.

Tension rises after public hearing reopens

The Webster Groves city council hoped to receive new input and information on the proposed educational zoning ordinance, but instead the council received disapproval of the ordinance and their process of holding a public hearing.

Webster Groves city council ‘out of step,’ according to poll conducted by Webster University,...

Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary released a survey stating 71 percent of Webster Groves residents disagree with the city councils decision to deny the university use of Eden buildings. Click to read Webster Groves' Mayor Gerry Welch's comments about the survey and university-city tension.

Webster groves property values rising, amid concern

Despite resident concerns, property values in Webster Groves have been rising and are expected to continue climbing.

City Council puts off public hearing on educational zoning until November

In an effort to improve the proposed zoning ordinance, the Webster Groves City Council elects to delay the public hearing.

Public hearing extended as clarity between city, institutions was not reached

The city council gave the floor to Eden and Webster to clear up any misunderstandings between the institutions and the city, but the two sides could not see eye-to-eye.

Webster Groves named ‘creative community of the year’

Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch recognized Webster University as a contributor that helped the city earn the 2013 Missouri Arts Award for Creative Community.

City denies university use of Eden property

Tuesday Aug. 20, Webster Groves City Council voted 4-3 against bill 8804 — a bill which would have allowed Webster University to use two buildings on Eden Theological Seminary’s campus and demolish another.

Webster Groves City Plan Commission delays Webster University’s proposed expansion for master plan due...

Webster University’s 'unspecific intentions' involving use of the Eden Seminary's Luhr Library resulted in their proposal being delayed on Monday, April 1 at Webster Groves City Hall.

DOCUMENT: University, seminary file suit against City of Webster Groves

Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary filed suit against the City of Webster Groves on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

City council postpones moratorium vote

Webster Groves City Council postponed their vote which would regulate Webster University from requesting any new conditional use permits.

Eden fights for clarification

For Eden Theological Seminary the proposed zoning changes are not just a matter of politics, it’s also a matter of religion. Dr. David Greenhaw,...

Webster, Eden consider next steps

Eden president calls city’s decision on Webster University expansion and use of land ‘unwarranted’

Residents torn on expansion

Webster University and Eden Seminary filed suit against the City of Webster Groves last Wednesday, Sept. 18.

City resolution could delay future construction

The Webster Groves City Council proposed a moratorium on issuing building or conditional use permits for colleges, universities and other educational facilities that own or lease five or more acres of property.The resolution will not affect permits that have already been issued or are currently being discussed.

City council approves garage extension, with caveats

Webster Groves City Council unanimously approved Bill 8806 allowing Webster University to build a five-story parking garage extension if the university also constructs a left-turn lane at Edgar Road and Garden Avenue. University and city officials have been debating for months over which instituion will fund the left-turn lane.

City Council postpones moratorium vote

Webster Groves City Council postponed making a decision on Resolution 2013-33 at Thursday night's city council meeting. The decision was made due to the absence of council members Anne Tolan and Kathy Hart.