University Park Subdivision

This is a private subdivision located in University City, Missouri. This means the subdivision is governed by an indenture which designates trustees to oversee services that would otherwise be provided by a local municipality. Subdivision services include street maintenance, snow removal, forestry (of the trees along the tree lawn), and common area maintenance.

It originally consisted of 840 lots and includes nearly 5 miles of streets.

University Park Subdivision ranks as one of the largest private subdivisions in the state of Missouri and dates back to 1922.


View the 1922 Plat Map

The University Park Subdivision plat map, dated March 28, 1922, remains surprisingly accurate over 100 years later.

Some changes have occurred: the home sites on the west side of Vanderbilt, in what is now Mooney/Jackson Park), were never developed.

The extensions of Dartmouth and Pennsylvania Avenues into the University Heights Subdivision are now blocked.

  • 600-800 Purdue Avenue
  • 600-800 Vanderbilt Avenue
  • 706-858 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • 612-668 Vassar Avenue
  • 7100-7371 Princeton Avenue
  • 7100-7233 Cambridge Avenue
  • 7000-7367 Cornell Avenue
  • 7000-7369 Stanford Avenue
  • 7000-7379 Amherst Avenue
  • 7005-7156 Tulane Avenue
  • 7000-7159 Dartmouth Avenue
  • 7200-7369 Colgate Avenue
  • 7069-7375 Delmar Avenue
  • 600-900 Midland Boulevard

The subdivision is within the city limits of University City and residents pay the full rate of city taxes. However, as a private subdivision, University Park is responsible for the maintenance of the streets, sidewalks, curbing, trees, and common grounds in the Subdivision.

University Park Subdivision is bound by a 51-page Indenture, originally drafted and adopted in 1922.  Not only does the Indenture set the physical boundaries of the Subdivision, it outlines the duties and responsibilities assumed by the Subdivision, as well as the procedures and regulations under which the Subdivision operates.  This Indenture is a legally-binding document, recognized by both the state of Missouri and the city of University City.

Points of interest in the Indenture include:

  • University Park Subdivision is governed by a three-member Board of Trustees. The Trustees are elected by property owners in the Subdivision. The Board of Trustees oversees the overall maintenance and upkeep of the Subdivision
  • When making an addition to a property, any residence, garage, out-building, or deck must meet requirements listed in the indenture regarding materials, size, set backs, etc.
  • In order to verify that all new construction is within the constraints of the Indenture, two (2) members of the Board of Trustees must approve a set of plans before the plans can be submitted to University City for a building permit
  • A regular assessment is levied annually on all properties in the Subdivision by the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees also has the option to charge a special assessment each year