The Community Development Department enforces the property maintenance code, building code, mechanical code, plumbing code, electrical code, environmental code, animal enforcement code and zoning code; coordinates economic development activities and is responsible for performing research, preparing planning studies and advising on all matters affecting the physical development of the City.
The Department reviews and makes recommendations regarding proposed City Council action relating to land use, economic development, building codes, property maintenance codes, and the implementation of planning recommendations.
The Department provides staff for ten boards, commissions, and authorities, including: the City Plan Commission, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority, the Industrial Development Authority, the Tax Increment Financing Commission, the Board of Adjustment, the Infill Review Board, the Board of Appeals, the Economic Development Retail Sales Tax Board and the U City/Olivette Joint Redevelopment Task Force. Information about these entities can be found by following this link: Boards and Commissions
Check this section frequently for new Community Development Department information and projects.
Olive Boulevard Forum
The City of University City and the University City Chamber of Commerce co-hosted an Olive Boulevard forum on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The purpose of the meeting was to provide property owners, businesses, and other interested parties with an update of Olive Boulevard plans, programs, projects, and events. Over fifty people were in attendance. The powerpoint presentation is available here.
Fall Edition of the Lion Pages Online here!
Draft Parkview Gardens Neighborhood Sustainability Plan Online
The City received a $315,000 TIGER II grant to prepare a neighborhood sustainability plan for the Parkview Gardens area of the City. Several planning partners, the City and its consultant (H3 Studios) have been working on the Plan for several months. To view the draft plan and learn more about the process, visit the project website at http://www.parkviewgardensvision.org/ or contact Raymond Lai, Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development at (314) 505-8500.
New Options for Inspection Scheduling!
The Department of Community Development is continually striving to provide convenient and prompt options for scheduling inspections. There are now four options: e-mail, phone, fax or in-person. Please click here for additional information.
Featured Community Resource: St. Louis County SAVES
St. Louis County SAVES™ is a new low-interest rate financing program for home owners in St. Louis County - designed specifically for energy efficiency improvements to your home. More information can be found here.
Official Zoning Map
The official zoning map has been updated - 3'x4' version.