Current building & Development Projects


The Department of Planning and Community Development oversees a variety of construction projects.  For information regarding both large and small projects, including all those which under go review and approval through the City's Planning and Community Design Commission, visit the pages below. 

The three project categories below each contain the name or address of the project, a brief description, and whether the project is pending review from either the Commission or building permits.  Recently completed projects of significance are also identified.

Explore Current Projects in Olivette

Residential Projects
A residential project primarily involves improvements associated with the construction of residential structures and buildings.  Residential projects include new homes, residential additions, exterior alterations, accessory structures such as decks, pools, and pergolas, and variations from the City's fencing regulations.  Residential projects also include the subdividing or adjusting the boundaries of existing residential property.

Commercial Projects
A commercial project primarily involves improvements associated with the construction of structures and facilities for commerce and business.  In addition, Olivette also includes multifamily buildings consisting of 4-or more attached residential units as a commercial project. Commercial projects may include retail shops, restaurants, hotels, medical buildings and facilities, industrial buildings, warehouses, and office buildings.  A majority of commercial projects in Olivette will also have a zoning designation consisting of "COR" Commercial/Office/Retail District, "PRO" Planned Residential/Office District, and "LID" Light Industrial District.

Olivette City Center Townhomes Project:

Proposed 35-unit townhouse development on 2.84 acres, located on the west side of Dielman Road across from the Olivette City Center (1140 Dielman Road).  This item was introduced to the City's Commission on January 20, 2022.  On March 17, 2022, the Commission recommended approval to rezone the property grounds and to a preliminary development plan.  The City Council is scheduled to consider the Commission recommendation at its meeting on April 12, 2022, and hold a Public Hearing on April 26, 2022.  

Douglas Properties Olivette Townhomes original streetscape view

Hilltop West-attached homes Project:
Proposed 11-dwelling unit attached homes project on 0.9 acres on Hilltop Drive.  The project site is located on the west side of Hilltop Drive, n north of Olive Boulevard and Chevy's Mexican Restaurant.  It consist of the existing single family residential properties addressed as 1119, 1123, 1127, 1131, 1135, 1139, 1143, and 1147 Hilltop Drive.  This item is scheduled to be introduced to the City's Commission on April 21, 2022.

Hilltop West-aerial view
Hilltop West-street view south 3

Commercial projects recently approved:

Municipal and Other Public Projects

A municipal project primarily involves the City overseeing design, development, and/or construction. Municipal projects include the City's municipal facilities such as City Hall, the Community Center, or Public Works, and includes street and sidewalk improvements, and park improvements. A majority of municipal projects are conducted in public rights-of-way or on land zoned "PA" Public Activity District.

Other public entities, such as Missouri American Water, Spire, and MSD perform a variety of projects in the City.  While the utility may contract with private contractors to perform the work, responsibility for design, development, and/or construction remains that of the public utility company.

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Read about the current projects under the City's review by the City's Planning and Community Design Commission, under building permit review, or under construction.