Things get tricky when an issue comes up that involves two cities, how to satisfy each city's ordinances. It is even trickier when one residential property sits in two cities. The private Forsyth School located on Wydown Boulevard in St. Louis purchased a private home further west on Wydown in order to provide classrooms for fifth grade students. Problem was most of the house sits within the city of St. Louis but part of the house and yard is in Clayton.
As you might expect there was initial opposition to this by some in Clayton's surrounding neighborhood. Many worried about noise, traffic, loss of a neighborhood feel, etc. In the end the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the school's project, but not before some compromises.
48 students and ten staff will be located at the annex and the school will also remove a circular drive. Parents will not drop off or pick up students at that site. A 10-foot sound wall and a landscaped buffer will separate the site from neighboring residences.
It should be interesting to see how this all plays out. 58 people in what was once a private house is rather a lot.