Ordinance 8753

Letter to the editor: Webster’s unapproved final master plan

Webster University’s unapproved final master plan includes an expansion north across Lockwood Avenue into 5.25 acres of Eden Seminary property.  Here are three significant...

VIDEO: City council passes Ordinance 8753

The ordinance places new restrictions on any sale or lease of Eden property, including limiting vendor space on campus to less than 5,000 square feet and limiting vendor employees to 15 or less.

Residents express concern for community as Webster University seeks expansion

"We are scared," said Peggy McAulliffe at the Sept. 4 Webster Groves City Council meeting.

Seminaries see changes after enrollment drops nationwide

Bangor Theological Seminary will no longer offer a graduate degree by fall 2013.

Ordinance 8753 limits university’s growth, Stroble says

The university could struggle to meet expansion needs

The not so inevitable: Webster denied expansion across Lockwood

The vote means Webster University has been denied access to 7.5 acres of Eden Seminary land.

City Council votes yes on Ordinance 8753

The decision means Eden will have restrictions on who it can sell or lease property to.

VIDEO: The Life of Ordinance 8753

Webster Groves City Council approaches a final reading and vote, which may in part limit the lease or sale of property at Eden Theological Seminary. Learn about the "life" of Ordinance 8753 and how it could affect Webster University.

Guest Commentary: A call to civic action

Barbara O'Malley, Associate Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Webster University, writes a guest commentary on the university's opinion on Webster Groves Ordinance 8753.

Webster seeks petition signatures against passage of Eden ordinance

The petition asked councilmembers to vote no on Ordinance 8753. At the involvement fair on Aug. 29, Barb Ehnes, director of community and media communications, collected signatures from fairgoers.

First joint meeting held among city, seminary and university

First collaborative encounter marked with contentious moments.

Webster Groves City Council approves 1st and 2nd Reading of Ordinance 8753 despite objections from Webster University, Eden

After three postponements, Ordinance 8753 moved forward at Webster Groves City Council meeting. The ordinance outlines the possible sale or lease of Eden's property to 10 vendors including Webster University.

City suggests Eden, Webster meet for future collaboration

Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch announced plans for regular meetings between city government, Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary. These meetings come after a summer of city council meetings surrounding Eden’s master plan.

The Inevitable: Webster’s expansion across Lockwood Avenue

Webster University’s expansion across Lockwood may come to fruition on Aug. 21 if the Webster Groves City Council decides to approve Eden Seminary’s 2012 master plan which is outlined in Webster Groves Ordinance 8753. We believe Webster University has the right to cross Lockwood. And, we are sure it will.

Webster Groves City Council postpones decision on Eden’s master plan for third time

The Webster Groves City Council decided not to move forward with a decision regarding Eden’s master plan at its July 17 meeting. The decision was made because several people, including Eden’s president, were unable to attend the meeting. Webster Groves residents voiced their opinions on the master plan again.

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