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City Services

Departments and Agencies

  • Cultural Resources Office
    The Cultural Resources Office is the Preservation agency of the City of St. Louis and is responsible for review of exterior work within of the City's 17 locally-designated historic districts, 130 landmarks, public parks and buildings, and encroachments in the public right-of-way.
  • Planning and Urban Design Agency
    Planning for the future of the City of St. Louis through effective measures of planning, design review, construction plan approval, code compliance, and housing assistance.
  • Preservation Board
    Information about the St Louis Preservation Board, its responsibilities, meetings, agendas

Informational Pages

External Resources

  • 1875 Compton and Dry Atlas: Pictorial St. Louis
    Link to the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress Pictorial St. Louis, the great metropolis of the Mississippi valley; a topographical survey drawn in perspective A.D. 1875, by Camille N. Dry; designed & edited by Rich. J. Compton. Source: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA

Downloadable Forms

Laws, Bills, and Policies

  • City Historic District Ordinances
    Each City historic district ordinance has a unique set of rehabilitation and design standards that were developed by neighborhood residents.
  • Preservation Review District Ordinance
    Preservation Review Districts may be established by ordinance for areas of the City in which the Board of Aldermen finds, by ordinance, reviews of the effects of demolitions on the area are in the public interest.
  • Proposed Central West End Historic District Standards
    Proposed Revisions to the Central West End Historic District Standards.
  • Title 24 of the City Charter
    The intent of this title is to promote the prosperity and general welfare of the public, including particularly the educational and cultural welfare,through the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of buildings, improvements, parks,sites and natural phenomena as have or may reasonably be expected to have historic or cultural value and significance to the nation,the state or the City.

Plans and Reports

Maps and GIS

Meeting Materials

Recent News

Public Safety Director's Spotlight - 2015 National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Weekly newsletter from the Public Safety Director offering timely safety tips as well as information about special events in St. Louis City

City of St. Louis Wins YouthBuild Grant to Put Young People to Work Building New Homes
Young adults in the City of St. Louis will learn job skills and get paid while helping to construct new, affordable housing for low-income families through the YouthBuild program.

Public Safety Director's Spotlight - 2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Weekly newsletter from the Public Safety Director providing timely public safety info and details about upcoming special events.

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