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 Plan Commission/Architectural Review Board 

 April 6, 2020

In light of the current public health crisis and the Federal, State, and County Emergency Declarations, and in accord with the provisions of Sec. 610.020, RSMo., the Plan Commission/Architectural Review Board recognizes that it would be dangerous and impractical, if not impossible, for its meeting to be physically accessible to the public.  The Commission/Board also recognizes the need for the public’s business to be attended to in order to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.  In order to balance both the need for continuity of government and protection of the health and safety of our residents, business persons, and employees, this meeting of the Plan Commission/Architectural Review Board will not be open to public attendance in person.  The meeting will be accessible by the public in real time ONLY by following the instructions in the box below.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 6, 2020 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 04/06/2020 PC/ARB Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,764839876# or +19292056099,,764839876#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 764 839 876
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Persons interested in making their views known on any matter on the agenda should send an email with their comments to the Assistant City Clerk at All comments received will be distributed to the entire Commission/Board before the meeting.


The Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board are two distinct boards that are comprised of the same members: the City Manager, a member of the Board of Aldermen selected by the Board and five residents. At least one member shall be a registered architect, and the term of office for members is three years.The Plan Commission/Architectural Review Board holds joint meetings the first and third Monday of the month.

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.

Pending Applications

Pending applications that have been filed with the Planning Department for review by the Plan Commission. Complete applications are available for public review at City Hall during normal business hours. For questions on pending applications, contact the Planning Department at 314-290-8453.

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 3:00 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, Chairman
  • David Gipson, City Manager
  • Richard Lintz, Aldermanic Representative
  • Carolyn Gaidis 
  • Robert Denlow
  • George Hettich
  • Helen DiFate

Annual Reports

Ordinances and Resource Guides

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

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.

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