Welcome to Kirkwood by Design!
The City of Kirkwood is currently in the process of completing work on a project to update all portions of its city codes related to zoning and the subdivision of land as a step toward implementing Envision Kirkwood 2035, the city's recently adopted comprehensive plan. These codes contain the regulations that address how properties can be used in different areas, known as zoning districts, as well as site design elements such as signage, landscaping, parking, access, and architectural design, to name a few.
Public Review Drafts - February 11, 2020
Below are links to the public review drafts of all the documents that are part of this project that have been updated based on recommendations from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Such recommendations have been made to City Council who will hold a public hearing on the revised documents on Thursday, February 27 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers at City Hall.
The documents below include revisions in a redline/strike-through format that show where the text has been changed. Several of the changes are to address minor, typographical errors while others address substantive issues raised during the Planning and Zoning Commission review or by staff. No changes have been made to the sections on the Architectural Review Board (Chapter 2) or Board of Adjustment (Chapter 2). Only two minor changes were made to the sign code (Chapter 5) in the definitions. The following is a bulleted list of where you can find the substantive changes that were made to Chapter 25 of the Zoning and Subdivision Code:
Section 25-21 (c) on pages 29-30
Section 25-23 on page 34
Section 25-26 on page 40
Section 25-46 (f) and (g) on page 86
Section 25-47 (d)(7) on page 94
Section 25-49 (c)(3)(iii) on page 109
Section 25-67 on page 181
Section 25-69 (a) on page 185
Section 25-76 (k) on page 192
Table 81-3 on page 200
Public Review Drafts as of February 11, 2020
Please note that this project will not result in any changes to the current zoning of any property, or zoning district boundaries, as shown in the existing zoning map (link below).
The City of Kirkwood hosted a public meeting on the Kirkwood by Design project on December 12, 2019. Below are links to videos of the presentation, including audio. The presentation has been broken down into six separate parts for your review with a focus on issues that have been major discussion points during the project. Please click on any section you wish to hear.
The following are the individual draft sections or articles of the code that the steering committee has initially reviewed and were updated prior to final revisions that led to the December 18 public review drafts at the top of this page. You can also download the cover memos for each of the drafted sections for more background on changes.
Public Review Drafts - December 18, 2019
Below are links to the public review drafts of all the documents that are part of this project. The consultants have worked with staff to draft materials that were reviewed by a steering committee of three Planning and Zoning Commission members and three City Council members. Those documents (available in at the bottom of this page) were refined and revised based on input from the committee and the public to create the public review drafts that can be downloaded below. For more information on the draft documents and the recommended changes, feel free to review the materials under the "working documents" section below, including cover memos for each section. Additional materials are also available under the Project Files tab of this website.
Public Review Drafts as of December 18, 2019
Click on the above button for a one-page summary of the project and an overview of some basic zoning code terms, including graphics.
Click on the above button for a copy of the presentation materials related to discussions on the R-3 side yard setback requirements.
Click on the above button for a copy of the presentation materials related to discussions on site and bulk residential development standards discussed at the October 15 steering committee meeting.
Working Drafts of Documents Prior to December 18, 2019
Public Review and Adoption UPDATE
The Mayor and City Council have indicated that they will consider the code update at their meeting on February 4, 2021. An agenda for the meeting will be posted on the City’s website calendar by the Friday before hte meeting. For additioanl information contact the Planning & Development Services Director, Jonathan Raiche (firstname.lastname@example.org).