The Architectural Review Board reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Building Commissioner, Planning & Zoning Commission, and City Council, depending on the nature of the case and how it was referred. It ensures proposed developments and signs are in harmony with the design character of the existing neighborhood, cohesive with the streetscape and consistent with the neighborhood scale. ARB meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.
Single-Family Residential Design Review
The Architectural Review Board reviews building plans for all new single-family residences, additions and accessory structures. The ARB offers design suggestions to help residents and builders comply with City design guidelines. The required applications and guidelines are provided directly below. The application may be printed at the link below, completed ahead of time and brought to the Building Department in City Hall to make the process easier.
- ARB Guidelines for Residential Architectural Review
- ARB Design Submission Guidelines
- Residential Setbacks, Lot Coverage and Floor Area Ratio Requirements
- Finished First Floor Height and Front Setback Calculations
- ARB Application Packet for Additions/Alterations/Detached Structures
- ARB Application Packet for New Single Family Residence
ARB Sign Review and Non-Residential Building Design Process
The ARB reviews and approves all sign applications in the City. The ARB also reviews building applications for new construction, additions and renovations of building exteriors for non-residential and multi-family residential for compliance with development criteria.
The application may be printed at the link below, completed ahead of time and brought to the Building Department in City Hall to make the process easier.
Effective August 1, 2018, the City of Kirkwood will provide minutes and agendas on this website in a Word document format, which can be read by assistive technologies such as screen readers and Braille devices. If you need an older agenda or set of minutes in Word, please send an email to Laurie Asche at ascheLb@kirkwoodmo.org. Thank you.