Helping St. Peters Businesses Succeed
How We Fast-Track Development
- Pull together experts for your team.
- We expedite your project with our "one stop" permitting process.
- Successful track record to keep your project on time and on budget.
- We stay in touch with you through the process AND after you have your ribbon cutting.
- CLICK HERE for FastTrac success stories.
Our team at the City of St. Peters understands that timely review and expert assistance are important when you're trying to develop a site. We take steps during our
review process to quickly move projects into the development phase.
Typically, the initial review for a development proposal in the City of
St. Peters is about 60 days, compared to many other cities' 3-month to
9-month process. We're able to expedite the process by 1) heading off
potential issues through early communication, 2) performing various
department reviews simultaneously, and 3) working closely with you. We
work with developers early in the process (even before the formal
reviews), and we commit a staff member as "ombudsman" to shepherd your
project along its way through the process.
Land Use Review Committee: We think that one key to fast-tracking
development is early communication. The City of St. Peters' Land Use Review Committee reviews
projects that require St. Peters Board of Aldermen action even before they are formally submitted to the Planning and
Zoning Commission and Board of Aldermen. This early meeting gives
project applicants a chance to learn our
expectations at an early point in the development process while giving
St. Peters' representatives a good working knowledge of the project.
The Land Use Review Committee consists of City of St. Peters staff
Planning & Zoning Commission Chairman and elected officials. The
committee meets in an
informal setting on an as-needed basis. Any issues or questions
that a staff person or elected official has can be reviewed at this
point. In this way, potential issues can be addressed early in the
Review Process: The review process for development projects will go one of two different routes, depending on the type of request you make:
- If you propose an alternate use for a development site
(different than the current zoning or land use requirements), St. Peters
requires that you submit a rezoning or special use petition. The Planning and Zoning
Commission reviews the proposed use and then
makes a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen
will make the final decision on the zoning change and/or special use.
- Regardless of whether you propose rezoning/special use, you
will need to submit a site plan and architectural elevations. This
process requires action only by the Planning and Zoning Commission, and
typically takes about 30 days. We move the process along by making the
architectural review part of the Planning and Zoning review process.
Plus, you can submit these plans in conjunction with a rezoning or
special use petition (see above) to speed up the review process.
Ombudsman: Throughout the review process, St. Peters assigns
an “ombudsman” from the Planning Department to shepherd the project from
initial submittal to completion. The ombudsman works with the applicant
during zoning/plan review, then coordinates with the applicant during
the review by the Planning Commission/Board of Aldermen, and monitors
the follow-up after the formal approvals. The follow-up will include
final plan submittal to the Planning Department, submittal of
improvement plans to the Engineering Department, and submittal of
building plans to the Building Department.
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How We Shine a Light on St. Peters Businesses
- Shop St. Peters: We encourage our residents to “Shop St. Peters: So Many Choices, So Close to Home.” When we spend our dollars at home, we help build our businesses. Plus, we help our community by keeping tax dollars at home, working for us, building our roads, parks, etc., and maintaining our quality of life. St. Peters businesses are asked to proudly display the “Shop St. Peters” sign supplied by the City of St. Peters.
- St. Peters Business Directory: This feature on our website makes it easier to “Shop St. Peters.” Search the directory for St. Peters businesses by name or by type of business. If they’re listed in the directory, they’re doing business in St. Peters.
- St. Peters Business Recognition Program: This program recognizes businesses that have been in St. Peters for 25 years or more.