Development Code & Zoning Map Update

Public Hearings

Notice is hereby given that the City of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri will conduct a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 7:00 PM or as soon thereafter as same may be heard, and before the Board of Aldermen on Monday, December 21, 2020, at 7:00 PM or as soon thereafter as may be heard, on the following:  

Application Type:

Text Amendment and Change in Zoning Classification

Applicant:

City of Lake Saint Louis

Proposal:

To repeal and replace Lake Saint Louis Municipal Code Title IV: Land Use and Chapter 245: Tree Preservation; to adopt a new Development Code in lieu thereof; to amend other sections of the Lake Saint Louis Municipal Code as it relates to the new Development Code; and, to adopt a new Official Zoning Map through a citywide rezoning. 


The December 3, 2020 Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing will be conducted by video and teleconference only, via Zoom. The public may participate in the public hearing using the following information:

To join by computer or mobile application (video and/or audio):

https://www.zoom.us/ or https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86570504127?pwd=SzJvUkFvSllGaitJenc1SWJEVUo0dz09

To join by telephone (audio only):

312-626-6799

Meeting ID:

865 7050 4127

Password:

40699032


The December 21, 2020 Board of Aldermen public hearing will be conducted by video and teleconference only, via Zoom. The public may participate in the public hearing using the following information:

To join by computer or mobile application (video and/or audio):

https://www.zoom.us/ or https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82489364981?pwd=VXBhUVlpZGI0SFNKRytPMGdLazQ1QT09

To join by telephone (audio only):

312-626-6799

Meeting ID:

824 8936 4981

Password:

71744432

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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. 

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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. 

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Project Overview

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.

Project Timeline

The project is divided into two phases described below and will be completed within 12 to 18 months.  

Phase 1

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

Phase II

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)

Check this page regularly for project updates and opportunities to provide feedback.