Project Materials Archive
Public Hearing - Board of Aldermen
On December 21, 2020, January 19, 2021, and February 1, 2021, the Board of Aldermen held public hearings via Zoom.
Public Hearing - Planning and Zoning Commission
On December 3, 2020, the Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing and recommended approval of the proposed development code and zoning map to the Board of Aldermen.
- Staff Report (PDF)
- Proposed Development Code (PDF)
- Proposed Municipal Code Amendments (PDF)
- Proposed Zoning Map (PDF)
- Summary of Development Code and Zoning Map Changes (PDF)
Joint Meetings of the Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Aldermen
After the public comment period, joint meetings of the Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Aldermen were held to discuss comments received during the public comment period and potential changes to the draft development code and zoning map.
Public Comment Period
The first drafts of the proposed development code and zoning map update were available for public review between August 7, 2020 and September 18, 2020.
- Proposed Development Code - 08-04-20 Draft (PDF)
- Proposed Zoning Map - 08-04-20 Draft (PDF)
- Project Background and Summary of Changes (PDF)
- Development Code - Summary of Changes (PDF)
- Zoning Map - Summary of Changes (PDF)
- Existing and Proposed Zoning by Parcel (PDF)
- Code Review and Recommendations Report (PDF)
- Existing Land Use Regulations
- Existing Zoning Map (PDF)
- Comprehensive Plan
- Future Land Use Map (PDF)
- July 20, 2020 Presentation (PDF)
- Why is a development code and zoning map update necessary?
- What are the goals of the project?
- How is the proposed development code different?
- What is the proposed zoning for my property?
- Do the proposed changes affect the permitting or development review process?
- How will changes to the development code and zoning map affect me?
- Are there opportunities for public involvement?
In December 2018, the City hired PGAV Planners, a St. Louis-based consulting firm, to perform a comprehensive update of the City’s land use regulations (primarily Chapters 400-445 and Chapter 245 of the Municipal Code) and zoning map.
The land use regulations, in their current form, were adopted in 1988 and have been amended nearly 200 times since then. The goal of the project is to update the land use regulations to implement recommendations of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, incorporate best practices, improve user-friendliness, guide more consistent decision-making, and simplify administration.
The City will seek input from residents, business owners, elected and appointed officials, and other stakeholders throughout the process.
Land Use Regulations 101
Land use regulations (also referred to as the "development code") are ordinances adopted by the City that affect the development and use of land. The most common form of land-use regulation is zoning (use the zoning map to view the City’s current zoning map and zoning regulations).
Every lot in the City is assigned a zoning classification which when grouped together, comprise larger zoning districts. The zoning code regulates the uses allowed within each zoning district (e.g. residential, commercial, industrial) as well as the physical characteristics (e.g. height, setbacks) of buildings within each zoning district.
Other types of land use regulations include subdivision, signage, parking, and landscaping regulations, and design guidelines.
The project is divided into two phases described below and will be completed within 12 to 18 months.
Information and Fact Finding
- Kickoff Meeting with City Staff - January 23, 2019
- Community Survey - February 6, 2019
- Stakeholder Meeting (Invitation Only) - February 26, 2019
- Land Use Regulation Review & Critique - July 16, 2019
- Public Open House - July 22, 2019 5-7 PM at City Hall
Work Sessions, Public Hearings and Adoption
- Draft Land Use Regulation Update & Zoning Map - Spring/Summer 2020
- Planning & Zoning Commission & Board of Aldermen Joint Meetings - October 5, 2020 - November 16, 2020
- Public Hearings and Adoption - December 3, 2020 (Planning and Zoning Commission), December 21, 2020 (Board of Aldermen)
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