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This weekly newsletter will serve as an up-to-date news service for residents and stakeholders in University City. Remember to add this email address to your address book so these updates will always reach your inbox. Have questions for feedback? Email Communications Director Allison Bamberger at
Leaf Collection Update
Leaf collection (Central area) – the regular schedule for this service called for a third round collection in the week starting after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on January 20. Due to a disruption to that schedule by a winter weather event in the scheduled week of the work, the responsible division will plan to complete the leaf collection service in Central area in the upcoming week, weather permitting. The department has its service commitment to complete the scheduled leaf collection work but we also remind our residents that even beyond the completion of this work, the yard waste-bagged pick-up of leaves continues on a weekly basis on the day of the curbside trash-recycling collection. Please remember to affix a yard waste sticker on the bag for pick-up.
Boards and Commission News
  • Parks Commission - At the monthly Parks Commission meeting, the commission unanimously approved to support staff’s recommendation to use wood chips to surface the dog park. This will take care of ongoing surfacing and maintenance issues. It is anticipated that the placement of the wood chips will take place this winter and will be completed by spring.
  • Planning Commission - The Plan Commission recommended approval of an Ordinance, for a Map Amendment, to Rezone the property commonly known as 8400 Delmar Boulevard from General Commercial (GC) to Planned Development-Mixed Use. They further recommended approval of a resolution to approve the Preliminary Development Plan for the proposed mixed use development containing a hotel, restaurant and residential uses.  
  • Planning Commission - The Plan Commission further discussed the consideration of two consulting firms to move forward with the development of a new 20-year Comprehensive Plan. The Commission has tasked the Planning Staff to further evaluate the firms, conduct additional reference checks and seek additional input pertaining to each firm. Once completed the Planning Staff will provide an update to the Commission at their next regularly scheduled meeting. 
  • Planning Commission/Historic Preservation - Staff discussed with and advised the Plan Commission that they would reach out to the Historic Preservation Commission to coordinate a potential public engagement meeting with the developers of the proposed hotel project at the Delmar/Harvard school site. The intent is to provide an opportunity for the developer to work with the community to achieve a design that is consistent with the University City Civic Complex Historic District. 
Upcoming Meetings
Monday January 27 - City Council Study Session (5:30pm) and Council Meeting (6:30pm)
5th Floor of City Hall
Tuesday January 28 - Police Focus Group from 6:00-8:00 pm Heman Park Community
CALOP Meeting at 6:30pm at the University City Library
Public Safety
University City Police Giving Out Anti-Theft Steering Wheel Locks

University City residents who can show proof of residency and who own a vehicle can be gifted with an anti-theft steering wheel lock by coming to the University City Police Department Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00am-6:00pm. These steering wheel locks can deter a criminal opportunist who may be looking to steal a vehicle.
UCPD will be hosting our next University City Focus Group on Tuesday, January 28 th , 2020. This meeting will take place at the University City Community Center starting at 6. Please come out and participate with your University City Police Department and many other city departments like Public Works, Community Development, etc.
Refuse Billing Reminders
As a reminder, residents who are in Route 5 (January) Refuse Billing Cycle, your payment is due by January 31. If payment has not been made by January 31, interest and penalties will be charged to your account.

We will be Bank Drafting residents accounts who have signed up for this option of payment, sometime during the week of January 27, who are in Route 5 (January) Refuse Billing Cycle. 
Go Red For Women!
Ladies (and guys too) go RED on the 17th Annual National Go Red For Women Day to stand with women in the fight against their #1 Killer: HEART DISEASE. University City’s Recreation Division will host its annual Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday February 7th at the Heman Park Community Center (975 Pennsylvania) from 11:00am- 1:00pm. The event will include a meal from the Pasta House Company, an educational seminar, and guest speaker.
Space is limited to the first 75 registered participants, so make sure to call Centennial Commons (at 505-8625) beginning January 6th to reserve your spot today.

University City Unveils Delmar Garage Mural
University City has unveiled a new 12’ x 8’ mural in the Delmar parking garage. The $47,800 project was funded in part by $11,100 from the Economic Development Retail Sales Tax (EDRST) fund and was completed by 21 paid student apprentices working with St. Louis ArtWorks. The goals of the program were to increase their well-being, visual arts knowledge, and work readiness skills and knowledge of the youth participants.
6801 Delmar Boulevard
University City, MO 63130
Phone Number: (314) 862-6767
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday