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Zoning Information and Applications


 

Check Information or Zoning on a Parcel


Click here to check the zoning of a parcel of ground by address. The link will first take you to a disclaimer page. Select "I Accept" to be forwarded to the interactive web page that will allow you to look up information.

To check information or zoning of a parcel of land, go to the maps page.

Please note the following quick tips for using the interactive web map:

  • Additional layers of information will automatically turn on as you zoom in/out from the map using the plus and minus sign.
  • To search by address select "address" on the upper left side of the screen within the blue ribbon.
    • Enter the address and full street name IN CAPITAL LETTERS and click "find." On the left side of the screen the name of the street will appear in the "results box."
    • Click on the address to open the parcel’s information.
    • A right click zooms to the parcel.
  • To get more information on a specific parcel from the map without an address, select the "i" symbol in the upper right had side of the screen within the blue ribbon and then click on the subject parcel.
    • Select the drop down arrow to expand the information box
    • If you hover to the left of the drop down arrow another drop down arrow will appear. This allows different information to be shown. For most purposes the default "parcel" information will be the most useful.

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Zoning and Subdivision Regulations


Click here to view the complete City Code, which contains the Zoning and Subdivision regulations.

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Rezoning (Change of Zoning)


The rezoning of property is initiated by the submittal of a rezoning application including all applicable information and fees to the Planning Department. Applicants should contact the Planning Department to verify the existing zoning, review the comprehensive plan, and discuss the rezoning process in greater detail.

Planning and Zoning Commission reviews a rezoning petition and makes a recommendation to the Board of Alderman for a final determination. Rezoning petitions require a public hearing at both the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen meetings.


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Land Use Review Committee


The Land Use Review Committee was created to facilitate early communication between developers and the City regarding selected projects that will require Board of Aldermen action.

The Land Use Review Committee meets on an as needed basis and consists of the Mayor, the aldermen of the subject ward, the City Administrator, the staff of the Planning, Engineering and Building Departments, as well as other departments which would be involved in the particular project.

The applicant must fill out a Land Use Review application and submit with the appropriate supporting documents by the filing date. DOWNLOAD A LAND USE REVIEW APPLICATION WITH 2014 SCHEDULE. The applicant will then be assigned a time to present an overview of the project and answer questions from the Committee.

To determine if land use review is needed for a particular project, please contact the Planning Department at ext. 1438 at either 636.278.2244 or 636.477.6600. 


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Special Use Permit


Certain uses in each zoning district require a Special Use Permit to ensure compatibility with surrounding land uses and the general health, safety, and welfare of the community.  Applicants should contact the Planning Department to verify the existing zoning, review the comprehensive plan, and discuss the process in greater detail.

The Planning and Zoning Commission reviews each Special Use Permit application and then makes recommendations to the Board of Aldermen for a final determination. These applications require a public hearing at both the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen meetings.

 

For example: a mortuary is a special use in the R-1 Single-Family Residential District. Therefore, on an R-1- zoned site, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen would have to approve the special use prior to approval of the site plan. Also, the Planning and Zoning Commission and/or the Board of Aldermen may apply conditions to the permit. The development must then comply with the conditions. Conditions typically pertain to various aspects of the development such as size of structures, parking, landscaping, etc. They could also pertain to operations of the use such as hours of operations, etc.

 

Click here to see Special Use applications to be considered at the next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.


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Site Development Guide

 

Click here to download our site development guide which provides a general overview of the development process as well as applications and plan requirement checklists.

 

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For more information, call ext. 1670 at either 636-278-2244 or 636-477-6600.