Welcome to Kirkwood by Design!
The City of Kirkwood is currently in the process of updating 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. The purpose of this website is to provide a location where interested stakeholders can keep up-to-date on the progress of the project, download draft documents, and provide feedback on the project. Feel free to click on the "Project Files" (link or menu tab above) where there are links to the current codes and plans relevant to this project.
Project Update - November 11, 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.
The following are the individual draft sections or articles of the code that the steering committee has initially reviewed. The sections or articles that are bold/underlined are available for download and review. Note that these drafts include commentary in the footnotes to help understand major changes. Additionally, there are parenthetical references for most major headings that identify whether the language is entirely new or if it is a revised version of existing code language with the relevant cross-reference to the existing code.
Chapter 5, Art. II: Sign Code
Chapter 25, Art. VIII: Landscaping & Buffering Standards
Chapter 25, Art. XIII: Enforcement and Penalties
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 information about upcoming steering committee meetings and office hours where you can drop-in to ask City staff and the planning consultants questions about this project.
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.
Since the June 27, 2019, public open house, the City's staff, consultants, and steering committee (3 members of City Council and 3 P&Z Commissioners) have been working on drafting and reviewing updated sections of the code. The steering committee meetings are open to the public, but they are intended to provide a time for discussion amongst the committee and not a forum for open public comment. Once the steering committee has provided their initial feedback on draft sections of the code, the consultants will make revisions and then the draft sections will be posted to this website. Each section will be posted in its entirety (one PDF file), with a related cover memo, on the Project Files (link or menu tab above) page. Additionally, each draft section or article will be individually posted on this main page for quick access.
The next steering committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 18 at 5:30 pm at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting will be to begin discussions on the initial draft of updated sign code and the landscaping sections.
Below are the cover memos that provide information about each major section of the code as it has been drafted and revised based on the feedback from the committee.
The City of Kirkwood will be hosting a public meeting on the Kirkwood by Design code update project on Thursday, December 12, at 6:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting is provide a presentation on the draft code followed by a moderated discussion areas where the public can ask questions about the draft code. Please click on the above meeting to download a flyer with more information on the meeting. The meeting will be held at the Kirkwood City Council Chambers at 139 South Kirkwood Road.