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

Along with long range planning, the Planning and Urban Design Agency has several regulatory functions. These include serving as staff for the Planning Commission and Preservation Board about specific projects and agenda actions.

Additionally, PDA staff 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.

Sustainability is important to the City, and the Planning and Urban Design Agency has developed a number of initiatives to encourage bicycle paths, urban trails, and other design concepts.

Departmental Vision

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.

Departmental Mission

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

On the Map: The Griot Museum of Black History and Culture
This edition of On the Map focuses on the Griot Museum of Black History and Culture, a unique collection of artifacts and exhibits.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 10/18/2018

On the Map: Vaughn Cultural Center
This month we focus on the Vaughn Cultural Center, an important institution that educates the St. Louis community about black history and culture.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 09/20/2018

Compatible New Construction Policy
The Preservation Board will consider the Compatible New Construction Policy for City Historic Districts at a public meeting on October 22, 2018.
News/Announcement | Cultural Resources Office | 09/19/2018

On the Map: Lynch's Slave Pens
Lynch’s Slave Pens were holding places for enslaved men, women, and children before they were sold at slave markets in downtown St. Louis
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 06/15/2018

On the Map: Rosebud Cafe
A popular spot for St. Louis ragtime musicians at the turn of the twentieth century owned by Tom Turpin.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 05/15/2018

Contact Information

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Phone: (314) 657-3700
Fax: (314) 613-7014

Hours:
8 AM to 5 PM, Mon - Fri

Address:
1520 Market St , Suite 2000
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

SE corner of Market and 15th Street

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