Ames Place Subdivision is bound by a 16-page Indenture (view as pdf), originally drafted and adopted on October 7, 1914. 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:
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.