Friday, January 4, 2013
The council voted in favor of the new requirements in a first reading of the amendment to the code. A second and final vote will be held at a Jan. 17 council meeting.
The Kirkwood City Council held a public hearing at their Jan 3. meeting to discuss adding an amendment to the city's zoning code that would require owners of liquor, tobacco or car wash businesses to secure a special use permit before developing. If passed, business owners would need to go before the Kirkwood Planning and Zoning Commission and Kirkwood City Council to obtain this permit. The amendment comes after the city council recently updated their zoning code, which, according to council members at the meeting Thursday night, needed some “tweaking.” “We went through major changes in amending the zoning code, then we came back and tweaked it,” said council member Iggy Yuan. “I think this is for the betterment of Kirkwood and there will…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Kirkwood Planning and Zoning commission met on Wednesday night with residents to explain the changes coming to the zoning code.
The first planning and zoning code for the city of Kirkwood was adopted in 1967. One of the entries in the code explains the steps necessary if a person wants to open a typewriter repair shop. “If someone comes in to Planning and Zoning and says he wants to open a computer-repair shop, we would have to go by that code,” said Jeremy Knapp, zoning administrator, during a Planning and Zoning meeting with residents where he informed them of the changes coming to the zoning code. “We need to have something more simple, more modern.” Knapp showed a PowerPoint presentation that highlighted the main issues with the current zoning code. Knapp said the current code was hard to follow, lacked consistency and had several entries that were outdated. …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Planning and Zoning Commission is reviewing Kirkwood's Zoning Code and is asking for input from residents.
The Planning and Zoning Commission is in the process of reviewing the city's Zoning Code which needs to be modernized and reformatted, according to the City of Kirkwood. Residents are encouraged to attend the March 7 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting where city staff will present what has been reviewed and possible changes the commission may consider. After the presentation, the public will have a chance to comment on the current Zoning Code Code and the Planning and Zoning process. The March 7 Planning and Zoning meeting starts at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Related Content: