City Hall Access Limited to Appointment Only. Community Center Closed. Board & Commission Meetings Postponed. 

In an effort to protect the public and City employees, city hall is accessible by appointment only during regular business hours. Board & Commission Meetings and Municipal Court have been postponed until further notice. Kirkwood Electric & Kirkwood Water will not be doing shut-offs, and late fees for utility payments will be waived. The Community Center (including the ice rink) and Kirkwood Train Station are closed until further notice. Amtrak service has not been suspended. 

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

Stay up to date with the most recent COVID-19 updates from the City of Kirkwood HERE.

Planning and Zoning

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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

Contact Us

  • City Planner Jonathan Raiche, AICP: or 314-984-5926
  • Assistant City Planner Amy Lowry, AICP: or 314-822-5815
  • The Planning and Zoning office is located at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, on the lower level


The Planning and Zoning Division of the Public Services Department reviews new development in the City of Kirkwood, including:

  • Ensuring new development and redevelopment are in compliance with the City's Code
  • Working with land owners on subdivision matters
  • Working with residents, developers, and business owners on permitting
  • Providing long-range planning services such as updates to the Comprehensive Plan that look to the future
  • Supporting the Planning and Zoning Commission

Zoning Map

Access the City's Zoning Map on this page of our website

Looking for Development Opportunities?

Click here for the Kirkwood Road & Big Bend sub-area Market Analysis Flyer.  The flyer includes some market data for the area on the north side of the intersection of Kirkwood Road & Big Bend Boulevard.  For the complete findings of the commercial market analysis, go to the Long Range Planning webpage.

Forms and Applications for Developers

Kirkwood Development Regulations

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