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.
Planning & Urban Design Agency
What we do
The Planning and Urban Design Agency (PDA) has several regulatory functions. The planning staff serves as staff for the Planning Commission and the Cultural Resources Office serves as staff for the Preservation Board, reviewing specific projects and agenda actions.
Additionally, thanks to the Economic Development Tax, PDA is in the process of piloting and creating a neighborhood planning program, in which planning staff will work with neighborhood residents, organizations and stakeholders to develop comprehensive neighborhood plans.
PDA staff also develops and maintains many useful tools for planning and research. These include GeoStLouis, an online mapping tool primarily suited for researching property snapshots; Historic District maps and designations; and the Strategic Land Use Plan of the St. Louis Comprehensive Plan.
Working with other Federal and State agencies, PDA has developed tools for analysis of current Census data and Economic Indicators. The agency has developed a series of downloadable maps available for free to the public.
The City's Office of Sustainability is located within the Planning and Urban Design Agency. The City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan was adopted by the Planning Commission in 2013 as a Topical Plan for the City, and it guides the City's triple bottom line (economic-social-
Additionally, PDA supports numerous transportation efforts, and has developed a number of initiatives to encourage bicycle paths, urban trails, and other design concepts.
The vision of the Planning and Urban Design Agency (PDA) is to take a leadership role in creating opportunities for the City of St. Louis to continue to grow and sustain our diverse community that gives St. Louis its unique character.
The mission of PDA is to focus on 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.
"The (preparation) (funding) of this project report, map, document, etc., (is) (was) financed (in part) (wholly) through a grant from
the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Community Development Administration under the provision of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974."
News, Announcements and Notices
Neighborhood Planning Strategy out for Public Comment!
| Planning & Urban Design Agency | 06/10/2021
Public Notice: Proposed Amendment #22 of Strategic Land Use Plan (SLUP)
| Planning Commission,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 01/15/2021
Community Mobility Committee Seeks Members, Community Involvement
The Community Mobility Committee is recruiting residents to help guide policy and advise on non-car transportation
Press release | Board of Aldermen,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 01/13/2021
City Landmark Designation Pending for the Oscar Waring House
To be heard by the Board of Aldermen on January 13, 2021 at 9 A.M.
News/Announcement | Cultural Resources Office | 12/23/2020
Public Notice: Proposed Amendment #21 of Strategic Land Use Plan (SLUP)
| Planning & Urban Design Agency,Planning Commission | 11/13/2020
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