Thursday, August 18, 2022

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.

City Council names Guild Theatre a landmark

Webster Groves City Council named The Guild Theatre of Webster Groves a city-designated historical landmark after a public hearing on Oct. 15.

Moratorium passes unanimously

The Webster Groves City Council unanimously passed the moratorium on all educational properties more than five acres in size at the Oct. 1 meeting. This resolution will block any new conditional use permits (CUP) from being brought to the Council for approval.

Residents criticize city on lawsuit

At the Oct. 1 Webster Groves City Council meeting, residents questioned the Council about how things had progressed to the point that Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary would sue the city.

MULTIMEDIA: University, Eden look to overturn CUP denial

Webster University and Eden Theological Seminaries aim to overturn the refusal of a conditional use permit by the city of Webster Groves though a lawsuit.

University calls suit ‘last resort’

Webster University's and Eden Theological Seminary's lawsuit against Webster Groves comes as a result of an ongoing disagreement on the granting of a conditional use permit from the city.

Residents torn on expansion

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

Eden students, unheard voices

Eden students feel unheard in the dispute between Eden Theological Seminary, Webster University and Webster Groves.

City council postpones moratorium vote

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

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 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.

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.

Webster Groves to increase green energy usage

Webster Groves will work with Ameren Missouri Pure Power and Microgrid Solar to employ more green energy sources.

Webster, Eden consider next steps

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

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 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.