Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The trolley could be up and running by summer 2014.
The University City City Council on Monday approved an amended Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the Loop Trolley Company. The CUP allows for the installation and operation of the proposed Loop Trolley in the CC – Core Commercial District and PA – Public Activity District Address/Location: Delmar Boulevard right-of-way from approximately Sgt. Mike King Drive to the eastern City limits. The amended CUP allows operation of the trolley from 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily. Any change to the trolley's operating hours must be approved by the city's Community Development department. The Loop Trolley will be a 2.2-mile fixed track trolley line from the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park to the University City Library. Since its inception, the …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The conditional use permit was approved Wednesday. The project now moves to the city council.
The University City Plan Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit on behalf of the Loop Trolley Company c/o Joe Edwards to install and operate the proposed Loop Trolley in the CC – Core Commercial District and PA – Public Activity District Address/Location: Delmar Boulevard right-of-way from approximately Sgt. Mike King Drive to the eastern City limits. The vote moves the trolley plan along to the City Council. The trolley issue will be before the council at its March 11 meeting. This is a breaking story. Check back with University City Patch on Thursday for more information. For more on the Loop Trolley, see:
Friday, December 7, 2012
A conditional use permit application was reviewed and returned to the Trolley Company because it was incomplete.
A letter from the City of University City regarding a conditional use permit (CUP) for the Loop Trolley is not a rejection of the plan, according to trolley officials. Instead is a merely a step in the planning project. "This is just a notice that we needed to have some traffic counts done," said Doug Campion, project manager for the Loop Trolley. "Those were in the works and should come to a head next week." The Nov. 29 letter from U City's Department of Community Development reviewed a Nov. 9 CUP application for the trolley. Staff deemed the application incomplete, citing two two deficiencies. They are: "We're making some minor changes here and there," Campion said. "But really everything is moving along." Campion said the project should…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Robert Archibald, president of the Missouri History Museum, said he didn't want to adversely affect the project.
Robert Archibald, the president of the Missouri History Museum, resigned from his post as president of the Loop Trolley Company Board of Directors Monday. In his resignation letter Archibald said he wanted to focus on his work at the museum. Archibald has been under fire in recent weeks for a 2006 land purchase the History Museum made in 2006 from former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Archibald will continue in his role at the museum. The History Museum rescinded a $1 million pledge to the Loop Trolley project at the end of the September after the land deal was made public. “As you know, the Missouri History Museum is undergoing close public scrutiny at the moment, and my full attention is …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The letter outlines the city's support for the project, which received $25 million in federal grant money last week.
The City of University City City Council approved a letter of support Monday for the Loop Trolley project. The letter, addressed to TDD Chairman Joe Edwards, reads as follows: The City of University City endorsed the concept of a fixed-track trolley line on Delmar Boulevard in March 2002 and authorized the City’s participation in the creation of a transportation development district. The Loop Trolley Transportation District was created in July 2008 and established a 1% retail sales tax and has received funding from the Federal Transit Administration’s Urban Circulator Grant program to fund the entire Loop Trolley project. The City of University City has reviewed the conceptual layout plans as submitted by the Loop Trolley Transportation …