Planning Commission

Details about the Planning Commission

Overview

Board under the Planning and Urban Design Agency. The Agency Director shall oversee the administrative and technical work of the Planning and Urban Design Agency and the Planning Commission.

The Mayor shall appoint a Planning Commission consisting of thirteen (13) members. Six (6) members must be government representatives, and seven (7) members must be citizen members. No confirmation is required by the Board of Aldermen.

The Directors of the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Forestry; Public Safety; and Public Utilities and Streets shall serve as advisors to the Commission and attend the meetings thereof.

Ex-officio members are voting members.

Apply to Serve (5 openings) View board website
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 8 active board members (maximum 13)
Name Role End Date
Richard (Rich) Bradley P.E. Ex-Officio 01/01/2045
Jacob (Jake) Banton Member 07/09/2026
Shane Cohn Ex-Officio 04/20/2025
Nahuel Fefer Member 04/17/2025
Denise Peeples Designee 04/17/2025
J. Tracy Boaz Member 07/09/2023
Earl Strauther Member 07/09/2023
Mary Ries Member 04/07/2023

Authorizing Legislation

Ordinance 64925 (2000), Ordinance 64689 (1999), Ordinance 64687 (1999), Ordinance 57986 (1980), Ordinance 56708 (1974). City Code 3.48.060-3.48.220.

Board Duties and Purpose

1. Adopts plans as the official adopted plans for the City of St. Louis

2. Acts as the Zoning Commission for the City of St. Louis by recommending zoning text and map changes.

3. Reviews zoning including Zoning Overlay Districts (Form-Based Zoning Districts, CUP, PUD, SPD & SUD), redevelopment proposals and other proposed legislation for compliance with adopted plans.

4. Hears appeals of decisions by the Preservation Board and recommends Landmarks to the Preservation Board.

Member Requirements

The Planning Commission consist of thirteen (13) members, seven (7) members must be citizens members and the following six (6) shall be city officials or their representatives:

A designee of the Mayor performing economic development activities on behalf of the City and reporting to the Mayor;

The President of the Board of Public Service;

A designee of the Comptroller;

A designee of the President of the Board of Aldermen; and

The Chairs of the Transportation and Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committees of the Board of
Aldermen.

The remaining seven (7) members (citizen members) shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall have a demonstrated interest in City planning and development.

1. One (1) such citizen member shall be a registered architect,

2. One (1) shall be a practicing planner,

3. One (1) shall be a registered engineer,

4. One (1) shall be a registered landscape architect, and

5. One (1) shall have demonstrated expertise in transportation policy and/or planning.

6. Two (2) at Large.

All subsequently appointed citizen members shall serve for four (4) year terms.

Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as aforesaid.

Questions and Feedback

If you have questions or any feedback about this content, please contact:

Michele Knox
Special Assistant to the Mayor for Boards and Commissions
(314) 622-4304
Email & full profile

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