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Board Information

7 members, including Aldermanic Representative and City Manager

Source of Authority
City Charter, Art. IX

Meeting Information
Normally meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Council Chambers, Clayton City Hall located at 10 N Bemiston.

The deadline to submit applications and materials to the Department of Planning and Development Services is 14 days prior to the meeting date, by 5:00 p.m. If a meeting has been scheduled on a Tuesday or Wednesday due to a holiday falling on Monday, the 14 day deadline still applies as if the meeting were held on Monday.

Call 314-290-8453 for information.

Refer also to Clayton's Meeting Guidelines.


Steve Lichtenfeld, Chair

Jim Liberman
Sally Cohn
Joshua Corson
Ron Reim

Mark Winings, Aldermanic Representative
Craig Owens, City Manager

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Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board

The Plan Commission advises the Board of Aldermen on how best to preserve and protect the existing residential and business community, to provide for, plan, guide and direct the development, redevelopment, and growth of the City and the encourage high standards of architectural, site, and landscape design and to encourage public participation.

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) assures that construction/renovation activities are of high quality design and materials and in general conformity with the style and design of surrounding structures. The ARB conducts design and material reviews of additions, alterations and improvements to existing structures, buildings and properties and will also review the design, material and compatibility of new construction.

It would be beneficial for individuals interested in serving as a member of this committee to have a background in construction, architecture, Urban Planning or related fields.

2014 Submittal and Meeting Schedule

Current Agenda/Staff Reports

10-06-14 PC/ARB Agenda

10-06-14 PC/ARB Staff Reports to Follow

Downtown Master Plan

On November 23, 2010, the Board of Aldermen adopted the proposed updates to the Downtown Clayton Master Plan. Consultants Sasaki Associates, Inc. in association with Economics Research Associates/AECOM proposed the updates and revisions in conjunction with an action plan for Downtown Clayton resulting from a retail and marketing study.

The plan adoption followed a comprehensive year-long process of problem identification, establishment of priorities, information gathering, data analysis and plan preparation and review. Key events during the planning process included public input sessions, meetings and hearings, and presentations to the Plan Commission, Economic Development Advisory Committee and Board of Aldermen.

You are invited to view the Downtown Clayton Master Plan below.
Updated Downtown Master Plan Part 1
Updated Downtown Master Plan Part 2
Technical Appendix Part 1
Technical Appendix Part 2
Technical Appendix Part 3
Technical Appendix Part 4

Clayton Master Plan (Amended 1989) and Business Districts Master Plan 1993)
The 2010 updated Downtown Master Plan replaces those sections of the 1993 Business Districts Master Plan which pertain to the Downtown area.

The Clayton Master Plan and Business Districts Master Plan are available for viewing online. Because these documents were scanned to produce a digital version, the quality is reduced. Hard copies are available for purchase in the Planning and Development Services Department.

Clayton Business Districts Master Plan (1993)
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6

Clayton Master Plan (1975; AMENDED 1989)
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4-A
Section 4-B
Section 5
Section 6

Ordinances and Resource Guides
The Planning and Development Services Department has developed resources to aid applicants through the approval process:

City Ordinances (Zoning, Subdivision, Signage)
Architectural Review Guidelines
Landscape Plan Guide
Outdoor Dining Standards
Site Plan Review Submittal Guide
Green Sheet

Each application contains a cover sheet and a checklist to ensure all necessary information is shown on the plans. Please refer to the Applications Forms & Permits page of the web site for applications and checklists.

Agendas and Minutes