Update: December 2015
Public meetings for the preparation of the new municipal center were held throughout November and December. On November 19, 2015, the Planning and Community Design Commission initiated formal reviews regarding the zoning of the site grounds and the proposed building and site improvements.
For the past year, the City has worked with Archimages, the City’s architectural consultants, to finalize the building and site plan documents, and to coordinate with other reviewing agencies, including St. Louis County and the Metropolitan Sewer District. The City has also reached out to surrounding subdivisions, including Castlegate Villas and Appletree, to address access, buffering, and other development concerns.
Before construction can start, the 3.1 acres purchased by the City needs to be rezoned from the current SR Single Family Residential District to PA Public Activity District. The PA District is the zoning designation the City utilizes for all public facilities, parks, schools, and places of worship.
Part of the rezoning process includes a review of the proposed layout and building plans. The rezoning request and proposed site improvement plans will first go to the City’s Planning and Community Design Commission (PCDC). The City Council will host additional meetings, including a Public Hearing, before considering final action on rezoning and site improvement plans.