Monday, February 28, 2011

St. Louis County Comprehensive Planning

The Comprehensive Planning Division oversees long-range planning, coordinates community planning initiatives and special projects, and promotes public outreach activities for St. Louis County.

Countywide Planning & Policy

The Division is responsible for carrying out and participating in a wide variety of planning and policy initiatives throughout St. Louis County and the St. Louis metropolitan area with the goal of developing and promoting plans and policies that ensure a high quality of life for those who live, work and visit St. Louis County.

Projects include creation of the St. Louis County Strategic Plan, analysis of boundary changes, annexations and incorporations, and other specialized efforts such as the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, the Consolidated Plan and the Meramec Greenway Plan.

The Division also partners with local and regional agencies on regionally significant initiatives such as the Regional Sustainability Plan lead by the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council and the Livable St. Louis Network hosted by Trailnet.

Community Planning & Revitalization

The Division prepares plans and studies to address a wide range of issues including land use, community revitalization, economic development and redevelopment, housing and service delivery. Additionally, the Division is focused on keeping citizens informed and involved in County government through town hall forums, booklets and newsletters.

Subdivision Trustee Resource Center

The Division provides technical assistance and support to subdivision and homeowner associations and trustees in unincorporated St. Louis County. A variety of resources are provided, including maintenance of a voluntary roster of subdivision trustees, events and workshops, a speaker’s bureau, a toolbox of helpful documents and templates, publications and guidebooks for trustees, a reference library and links to other St. Louis County resources.

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  1. Anonymous8:01 AM

    St. Louis County is nothing more than an oversized municipal local government.
    It should stay out of people personal lives.
    Stick to your streets adn police.

  2. Anonymous8:03 AM

    St. Louis County along with its 92 municipal governments and the City of St. Louis, along with its State interference, is nothing more than a giant dysfunctional mess.
    Too much of a bad thing.
    We (St. Louis County, City, Municipal)need comprehensive re-organization.

  3. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Here comes another five year plan from Commissar Dooley. The history books tell us how well they worked for the Soviet Union……Oh!, that’s right they don’t exist anymore

  4. Anonymous4:25 PM

    What about voluntary registration of subdivision trustees? I have been told by a county council member that the only known trustees are in the opt out subdivision and that information is probably over two years out of date. I know from personal experience that some subdivisions are not run in a proper manner. Violations of indentures and county ordinances go unchallenged by trustees. All subdivision trustees should be registered with the county and be held accountable by the county for their actions. The only other option available to residents is to hire a lawyer and sue the association. Why should residents have to pay for something imposed on them by the county?

  5. Anonymous11:34 PM

    Municipalities have to succomb and observe St. Louis County Ordinance, simply because the are located within this county.

    Individual Homeowners Associations should be subject to the same St. Louis County Ordinances and the St. Louis County Government should be overseeing and enforcing County law.

    St Louis County is made up of 1 county, 92 municipalities and umpteen HOA.
    We need some consolidation and control now more than ever.

    OPTed out areas should be reeled in.

  6. Anonymous11:36 PM

    When and Why do simple Home Owners Associations have so much independence in St. Louis County.
    They are like little kingdoms outside County control.

  7. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Why should municipalities and HOA’s be subject to county laws just because they are in St. Louis County? St. Louis County is in the state of Missouri, not to mention a state of confusion, and seems to think it’s immune to the laws of Missouri by virtue of its charter