BTW, Kirkwood asked that Bopp Chapel (east of Kirkwood Rd.), Waterway and Claychester Cleaners (west of Kirkwood Rd.) be removed from the study area. I'm kind of amazed that three successful businesses, two of which have made major investments in their properties over the years, were even included in the first place.
debaliviere wrote:juiceinkirkwood wrote:
I don't know how anyone could find it difficult to park in downtown Kirkwood, even on the busiest of nights. It really isn't difficult.
At worst, I've had to park in the neighborhood and walk a few blocks. Considering how pleasant Kirkwood is, that's not a bad thing. I think people's expectation levels are totally out of whack - they're shocked when they can't park in a lot adjacent to the business they're visiting.
I agree, gentlemen. I don't venture out of the city for routine stuff very often because it usually isn't necessary. But when I want to go out to eat and take a stroll in the process, I seek out Kirkwood. The proliferation of surface lots is unfortunate, but at least Kirkwood Road and Argonne Street are still mostly intact and retain their charm. As much as I enjoy the city, if I could find a house in Kirkwood that fit my family's budget and space requirements, I'd move in a heartbeat.
I'll never understand our region's obsession with expecting parking adjacent to every shop or restaurant. It's ridiculous.
I am especially curious about the proposed 53,000SF retail space on the SE corner of Manchester and Kirkwood roads. Would that be a single tenant or a strip mall?