Welcome to the
University Hills Neighborhood
in University City, Missouri

FAQ

Trustee Contact Information

Jim Wheeler
7336 Kingsbury
(314) 721-6234
Fax (314) 721-1183
wheelrjs@gmail.com
Jack Breier
511 Midvale
(314) 283-0848
jack.breier@coldwellbanker.com
James Mann
541 Purdue Avenue
(314) 489-8930
james.f.mann@ehi.com

Trustees Request for Approval for Construction Form

After reviewing the information below, please use the Trustees Request for Approval for Construction form below prior to starting any work.

Trustees_Request_for_Approval_for_Construction__Form_REVISED_2.pdf
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UCity Police Department Security Audits
The University City Police Department offers security audits and surveys for your business and residence free of charge.
T0 schedule an appointment, please contact Captain Carol Jackson at 314-505-8654 or
cjackson@ucitymo.org

Streetlights
To report a non-functioning streetlight contact the U City Public Works Department at 505-8560.

 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Indentures

Residence Lot Restriction

Frequently Asked Questions

(Sections 3.01 – through 3.05, Revised Indenture)

 

 

Proposed Action

 

Permissible?

 

Trustee Approval Required? 1

 

Adjacent Neighbors’ Approval Required?

 

City Approval/Permit Required?

Resurface a sidewalk: exposed aggregate (also known as Meramec sand gravel) tends to be a smaller variety and leaves a more uniform brown appearance but larger gravel is acceptable.

Restricted

Yes

No

No

Replacing a backyard fence or patio:

Should have a request to Trustees to insure it fits the indenture. Trustee approval not needed if it doesn't increase footprint and neither would a non permanent patio; i.e. pavers set on a sand base.

Yes

Possible

Possible

No

Resurface a driveway

Yes

No

No

No

Front yard fencing

Prohibited

N/A

N/A

N/A

Back yard fencing

Restricted 2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Landscape front, side, or back yard

Yes

No

No

No

Remove shrubbery or trees on the Lot proper, e.g., not in the tree lawn

Yes

No

No

No

Trim or remove a tree in the tree lawn

Restricted 3

Yes

N/A

N/A

Install automatic sprinkler system

Yes

No

No

No

Erect a structure that increases the “footprint”

of a Lot by >35%

Prohibited

N/A

N/A

N/A

Demolish an existing structure

Yes 4

No

No

Possibly—call City

Hall

Raise grade of a Lot

Restricted 5

Yes

Possibly—discuss with

Trustee

No

  1 Just about any project that requires Trustee approval will require you to fill out a “Request for Trustee’ Approval for Construction” form—one is attached to this document for you to duplicate and use.

2 For additional details and acceptable materials, see Revised Indenture or discuss with your friendly Trustee. Some materials and/or styles may not be acceptable to the Subdivision and City of University City.

3 Trees in the “tree lawn” (strip between the street and the sidewalk) are Common Property owned by the Subdivision. Trimming, removal, care, and planting of these trees is exclusively done by an approved contractor paid for by Subdivision funds and authorized by the Trustees.

4 Only so long as no other structure is being erected in place of the old structure. See Revised Indenture and discuss with a Trustee if trash dumpster is needed. If another structure is being erected, Trustee review and approval is required prior to any work.

Residence Lot Restrictions
Frequently Asked Questions
(Sections 3.01 – through 3.05, Revised Indenture)

 

 

Proposed Action

 

Permissible?

 

Trustee Approval Required?*

 

Adjacent Neighbors’ Approval Required?

 

City Approval/Permit Required?

Build a back yard patio

Yes

Possibly— discuss with a Trustee6

Possibly—depends on scope, materials, etc.

(see footnote)

No

Erect or move air conditioning pad

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Erect a structure that extends existing building lines

Restricted 7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Erect a structure > 2 ½ stories high

Prohibited

N/A

N/A

N/A

Erect a screened in front porch

Prohibited

N/A

N/A

N/A

Erect a screened in back or side yard porch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Erect a wood deck

Restricted 8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Erect a building or structure without a pitched roof, e.g., a flat roof line

Prohibited

N/A

N/A

N/A

Inside renovations that  do not change the outside appearance of a house in any way, e.g., renovate a kitchen, bath, etc.

Yes

No

No                                    

Yes

Inside renovations that may/will change the outside appearance of a property, e.g., add or eliminate a window, change the building

line(s), expand a room, etc.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

* Note: Just about any project that requires Trustee approval will require you to fill out a “Request for Trustee’ Approval for Constructionform—

one is attached to this document for you to duplicate and use.

6 Depends on the scope of the project, materials, visual impact (if any) to adjacent neighbors, etc.—consult with a Trustee.

7 and 8  For additional details, see Revised Indenture or discuss with a Trustee.


Residence Lot Restrictions continued
Frequently Asked Questions
(Sections 3.01 – through 3.05, Revised Indenture)

 

 

Action

 

Permissible?

 

Trustee Approval Required?*

 

Adjacent Neighbors’ Approval Required?

 

City Approval/Permit Required?

Paint a house (see below)

Yes

No

No

No

Paint a house a tacky, gross, offensive color

No

 

 

N/A

Install a satellite dish/antenna in the front of a house or yard

Prohibited

N/A

N/A

N/A

Install a small dish/antenna in the back or side

of a house

Yes

No

No

No

Build a water fountain in a back yard

Yes

Possibly

discuss with a

Trustee

No

No

Build a hot tub in a back yard

Yes 9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Build a pool in a back yard

Yes 10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Build an outside dog kennel/run

Restricted— discuss with Trustees 11

Yes

Yes

Possibly—call City

Hall

Install outside lighting

Yes 12

No

No

No

Install burglar alarm

Yes

No

No

No

Install “fenceless” electronic dog barrier

Yes

No

No

No

Erect children’s playhouse/gym set in back yard

Yes

No

No

No

* Note: Just about any project that requires Trustee approval will require you to fill out a “Request for Trustee’ Approval for Constructionform—

one is attached to this document for you to duplicate and use.

9 Special protective fencing required.

10 Special protective fencing required.

11 Special protective fencing required.

12 However, lighting may not shine in vehicle operators eyes while driving on Subdivision streets, nor onto neighbors’ property.


University City Leaf, Bulky Item and Waste Collections

University City provides leaf, bulky item and waste collections for University Hills.  University City is divided into several collection areas.  University Hills is in the Central Area.

For additional information from the University City web site, click here.


For information on Trash and Bulky Item collection, click here.

For a Bulky Item pickup map, click here.

Gate Rotation

Below is some information that may answer your questions regarding our Gate Closing Rotation:

  • The Main Entrance gates on Delmar Blvd. are always open to allow access to the church.  The front gates are occasionally closed by request (i.e. for the St Louis Marathon)
  • Each Tuesday all gates are opened for trash pickup and usually they are closed on Thursday.
  • The gates opening/closing is rotated, i.e. if Stratford and Jackson are closed, then Bedford and Norwood are open.
  • If one gate is closed then the next one is open.
  • Gates are opened and closed by request for various reasons.  For instance, all gates are open for snow or ice removal, leaf pickup, large item pickup, etc.
  • If a homeowner is having an event, such as, a delivery or moving truck, please call trustees to request gate opening.
  • Stratford and Bedford  have signs at Teasdale showing whether the Jackson gates are open.  
  • A sign at Kingsbury and Midvale shows if the Pershing gate is open.  

Tree Branch and Storm Clean Up

Please contact one of our trustees for assistance.
 

Snow Removal & Street Parking During Snow Prediction

When a storm is predicted, please park in your driveway or garage so the snow plow can clean our streets.
 

On Street Parking Indenture

Below is the indenture rule in regard to on-street parking.

(10) Without prior written approval of the TRUSTEES, no boat, trailer, truck, camper or recreational vehicle, of any type or description, shall be placed or stored in any unenclosed area on any LOT, nor shall the same be parked for any time on the unpaved portion of any LOT or on any street overnight. The TRUSTEES have authority to promulgate any further rules and regulations on this subject and on the parking of motor vehicles of any type or description, including automobiles as they shall deem necessary.

Mulch, Dumpsters, PODs, Etc. on Streets

Please make every attempt to keep our streets clean.  We recognize there may be times that larger objects may not fit into your yard or drive.  If you need to use the street for large mulch piles, dumpsters, PODs, etc., please contact a trustee for approval.
 

Household Pets

Below is the indenture rule in regard to household pets:

(5) No animals, reptiles, birds, horses, rabbits, fowl, poultry, cattle or livestock of any kind, shall be brought onto or kept on any portion of the Subdivision, except that a reasonable number of dogs, cats, or other household pets (except house pets with vicious propensities) may be kept or maintained on any LOT, without the prior written approval of the TRUSTEES. The keeping of any pet, which by reason of its vicious propensities, noisiness or other factor is a nuisance or annoyance to the neighborhood, is prohibited. The TRUSTEES have the authority to promulgate any reasonable rules and regulations governing the keeping of pets.

For additional information, review the University Hills Excessive Dog Barking Procedure document, click on the link below.

University_Hills_Excessive_Dog_Barking_Procedure.pdf
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Property Maintenance

Owners must keep their Lot (including the tree lawn in front of their property) in good order and repair. If an Owner doesn’t, the Subdivision can, in some cases, take necessary corrective action and bill the Owner for these costs. For example: An absentee Owner allows his/her lawn to go uncut for weeks, creating an eyesore or habitat for vermin. The Trustees are authorized to contract someone to cut the grass and the Owner will be billed for all expenses.

Any Owner who rents or leases a home to a tenant is responsible for ensuring that the tenant complies with all the provisions of this Indenture. If neighbors inform the trustees of a concern or problem, the trustees will contact the owner of the property not the renter.

Fencing and Roof Replacement

Below is the indenture regarding fencing:

(12) No BUILDING, nor part thereof, including a deck, porch or patio, fence, wall, retaining wall, railing or other STRUCTURE shall be commenced, erected, altered or maintained upon any LOT, nor shall any exterior addition to or exterior change or alteration in any improvement thereon be made until the plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, height, materials, colors and locations of the same shall have been submitted to and approved by the TRUSTEES and any required improvement guarantee is established. The TRUSTEES shall only approve such fencing for such LOTS, or portions thereof, as may be required by appropriate governmental authorities, or as may be required in the opinion ofthe TRUSTEES because of particular physical characteristics of the subject LOT or its surrounding property which tend to make such proposed fencing necessary or desirable, and/or for safety or health reasons.  If the fencing is erected, it shall be done so with the most aesthetically desirable side facing outward. The height of any fence should not exceed six feet.  If the TRUSTEES fail to give written approval or disapproval thereof within thirty (30) days after all necessary plans and specifications have been submitted, such plans and specifications shall be deemed approved by the TRUSTEES as submitted. If the proposed new building or modification complies with this Second Restated Indenture, the TRUSTEES shall approve any proposed new building or modification to an existing building.

Below is the indenture regarding roofing:

(17) Every BUILDING on every LOT shall have a pitched roof and shall be faced on all sides with the same material; and all garages (not built as part of the PRINCIPAL BUILDING) or ACCESSORY BUILDINGS shall also have pitched roofs; all BUILDINGS,  including ACCESSORY BUILDINGS such as garages and outbuildings shall have exterior walls of brick, stone, concrete, cement on hollow block or cement on metal lath, and garages and outbuildings shall follow the same general plan of architecture and building material as used in the main building on such LOT.

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