Maplewood city council on Tuesday took the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District’s request to rezone a house on Laclede Station Road a step closer to completion. The district wants to use the house, at the corner of Laclede Station and Burgess Avenue, for its Discover Zone, a popular after-school program.
In a meeting one school board member described later as lively, with many resident comments, city officials voted 7-0 to rezone the house (2812 Laclede Station Road) for the school district’s use. The final vote will be taken at the next council meeting.
Plan and zoning voted 5-1 last week to recommend rezoning to the council. See also: Residents tired of ECC traffic speak out in plan & zoning meeting
Some residents who live near the MRH Early Childhood Center opposed the rezoning at both meetings, saying it will make worse an already bad traffic problem when parents drop off and pick up students.