2015/2016 Comprehensive Plan Update
In 2014, city staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission selected H3 Studio to began reviewing the Comprehensive Plan to
identify and correct policies that do not adequately support the
community as it exists today and as it is expected to change in the
coming years. The city has scheduled four public workshops to allow community members to give feedback on the plan update and to help the city and H3 Studios determine what changes need to be made. All public workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Creve Coeur Government Center, 300 N. New Ballas Road. The workshop schedule is as follows:
Public Workshop #1: Monday, September 21, 2015
Public Workshop #2: Monday, December 7, 2015
Public Workshop #3: Monday, February 1, 2016
Public Workshop #4: Monday March 7, 2016
NEW- Public Workshop #5: Monday June 6, 2016
As part of the input process, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City's consultant, H3 Studio, would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey. The results will assist in updating the Comprehensive Plan and guiding the long-range vision for the city.
Public Workshop #1
The Planning and Zoning Commission hosted the first public workshop on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Government Center. Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Beth Kistner welcomed everyone to the workshop and provided introductory remarks. There were approximately 75 people in attendance at the workshop, including all Planning and Zoning Commission members.
The city’s planning consultant, H3 Studio, began the presentation by providing background information on the purpose of the comprehensive plan. The presentation included a keypad polling exercise where each participant was provided with a keypad device that provided instant results to questions about audience demographics and community issues that may be of importance to attendees. The presentation also featured a summary of major goals from the 2002 Comprehensive Plan, preliminary market findings, and the existing conditions analysis. The final portion of the workshop provided for direct input from attendees working in small groups. Each table was provided with a worksheet where participants were asked to evaluate the goals from 2002 in order to determine if they remain relevant to the current needs of the community. Participants were also asked to provide information for other priorities that were not identified in the 2002 plan.
To view the presentation and polling results, please click on the link below:
Stakeholder Input Sessions
In the month of November 2015, the city’s planning consultant H3 Studio, conducted several stakeholder group visioning work sessions.
These meetings were held with the following identified stakeholders:
Parks, Art, Horticulture Committees
Storm water, Energy and Environment Committees
Economic Development Committee, Chamber of Commerce Joint Meeting
Individual meetings with the City Council representatives from each ward.
Commercial property owners and developers
Plant Bio-Sciences industry
Planning and Zoning Commission
Subdivision Trustees (scheduled for January 12th)
View a summary of these meetings
Public Workshop #2
The Planning and Zoning Commission hosted the second public workshop on Monday, December 7, 2015, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Government Center. Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Beth Kistner welcomed everyone to the workshop and provided introductory remarks. There were approximately 50 people in attendance at the workshop, including Planning and Zoning Commission members.
gave a presentation by providing background information on the objective of the comprehensive plan. A keypad polling exercise where each participant was given a keypad device and the results to questions about key issues obtained from the various stakeholder focus groups that met in November of 2015. Place-based zoning and place types concepts for commercial and residential throughout the city were introduced and discussed. Discussion included the town center and that a public/private partnership is probably necessary for specific development. H3 Studio closed the workshop by asking everyone to consider: the Comprehensive Plan should capture the needs of those in the city and contribute a distinctive niche to build upon.
To view the presentation and polling results, please click on the link below:
Subdivision Trustee and Interested Residents Stakeholder Input Session
The City’s consultant, H3 Studio, held a session on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Government Center specifically geared to subdivision trustees and interested residents. As leaders in your neighborhoods, trustees have specific insight into the issues of the community and neighborhoods that would be valuable for the development of the comprehensive plan . This meeting provided the opportunity for trustees to identify specific neighborhood concerns.
Background Information for Meeting
Information made available in preparation for the Subdivision Trustee input session can be viewed : here
Overview of Focus Group Work Session
Key Community Issues
Draft Vision Statement
Draft Comprehensive Plan Goals
To view the meeting materials, please click on the link below:
Public Workshop #3
The Planning and Zoning Commission hosted the third public workshop on Monday, February 1, 2016, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Government Center. Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Beth Kistner welcomed everyone to the workshop and provided introductory remarks. There were approximately 40 people in attendance at the workshop, including Planning and Zoning Commission members.
Continuing the discussion that started at Public Workshop #2, H3 Studio conducted an in-depth discussion and interactive work session on the physical placemaking recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan Update, including:
Reviewing the Community Place Type District and their physical and environmental characteristics;
Exploring the recommendations for future placemaking and physical development to make Creve Coeur the kind of community that you want to live and work in;
Discussing options for:
Future development along Olive Boulevard
Environmental and sustainability enhancements
Improving connectivity, walkability, and bikeability
Creating a town center
Residents worked in groups identifying their thoughts over the key points below.
1) Place Type Districts- Land use and Character
2) Recreation and Natural Amenities
3) Economic Development-Economic Growth and Community Services
4) Residential Development and Preservation
5) Transportation Connectivity and Mobility
6) Community Amenities and Facilities
To view the presentation and material from Public Workshop #3, please click on the link below:
Planning and Zoning Commission Work Session
On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the Planning and Zoning Commission held a work session with H3 Studio and the City’s planning staff to review the draft community issues, vision statement, and comprehensive plan goals. The material presented and discussed by the Commission can be viewed below:
Public Workshop #4
Planning and Zoning Commission hosted the fourth public workshop on
Monday, March 7, 2016, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the Multi-Purpose
Room of the Government Center. Planning and Zoning Commission Vice-Chair James Faron welcomed everyone to the workshop and provided introductory
remarks. There were approximately 40 people in attendance at the
workshop, including Planning and Zoning Commission members. H3 Comprehensive Plan Workshop 4
Public Workshop #5- Monday, June 6, 2016 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Monday, June 6, 2016 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.,
Creve Coeur Government Center Multi-Purpose Room
H3 Studio will present the draft comprehensive plan document.
This workshop will provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the full draft plan.
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Residents and businesses are encouraged to submit comments
in person through participation in the Planning Commission workshops or in writing by letter or by using the online
will be held in the downstairs Multi-Purpose Room of the Government
Center. As the process progresses, updates will be made available here,
and feedback will always be accepted through the
Creve Coeur 2002 Comprehensive Plan
The current plan is still available below, in three parts for easier downloading: two text documents and one set of supporting maps.
Paper copies are also available:
Department of Community Development
Creve Coeur Government Center
300 N. New Ballas Road.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141