City Hall Access Limited to Appointment Only. Community Center Closed. 

Until further notice, City facilities other than City Hall will remain closed to the public. City hall will continue to provide access only by appointment. Residents interested in purchasing yard waste bags or tags can click HERE for information on retail establishments where they can be purchased. Contractor grade black trash bags in bulk can be purchased at most home improvement stores.


Kirkwood Electric & Kirkwood Water will not be doing shut-offs, and late fees for utility payments will be waived. Amtrak service has not been suspended, however effective May 11 all Amtrak passengers will be required to wear a mask (and provide their own when doing so).


Please call police dispatch at 314-822-5858 for general inquiries or for further assistance.  Other inquiries can be made by emailing


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Planning & Zoning Commission

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Development Code Update Project

(Kirkwood by Design)

The City is currently in the process of reviewing and updating our various development codes.  This includes our zoning, subdivision, architectural review, and sign codes.  For more information about this project, please visit the project-specific website at

If you missed the public presentation on December 12th, please feel free to click on the links below.  These links will bring you to YouTube videos that contain the visual presentation synced with the audio from the presentation.  Due to the size of the files, the presentation was divided into 6 parts.

Part 1 - Introduction

Part 2 - Side setbacks, B-2 building height

Part 3 - FAR, lot coverage, Architectural Review Board

Part 4 - Principal and accessory uses

Part 5- Other topics

Part 6 - Question & Answer

Planning & Zoning Commission - General Info

The Commission is made up of nine volunteer residents who serve four-year terms and are appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  For a current roster of the Commission, please click the following link:  Planning & Zoning Commission Member Roster. To contact members of the Planning & Zoning Commission, please email the staff liaison, Jonathan Raiche, at 

The Commission is responsible for analyzing, reviewing, and making recommendations on zoning matters to the City Council for the following petition types:

  • Commercial Site Plan Reviews
  • Rezonings
  • Special Use Permits
  • Subdivision of Property
  • Community Unit Plans
  • Zoning Code Amendments

For information regarding New Business agenda items, please contact the Kirkwood Zoning Matters 24-hour, recorded telephone information line, at 314-984-5959. Kirkwood Zoning Matters signs are placed along property frontages when there is an active petition prior to the initial agenda date.  You may also access the next available agenda by visiting the website calendar and clicking on the event.

For additional information regarding the Planning and Zoning Commission, contact the City Planner Jonathan Raiche (AICP) at 314-984-5926 or by email:


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 City Clerk Laurie Asche at  Thank you.

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