Planning & Zoning Commission
- 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
- City Council Chambers
101 Oak Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
|Todd Sittig - Vice-Chairman||February 2011||June 2017|
|Mark Long||June 2012||June 2016|
|Lucy Wheeler||June 2015|
|Archie "Len" Morris||August 2013||June 2017|
|Rita Schalk||June 2014||June 2016|
|Mike Walker||June 2014||June 2018|
|Lawrence Fisher - Chairman||June 2009||June 2018|
|Matthew Winters||October 2010||June 2017|
|Jim Chrisman||June 2014||June 2019|
|City Representative - Mike Smith - Secretary|
|City Council Voting Member - Ed DeGaris|
|City Council Voting Member - Susan McVey|
The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of 12 members including the Mayor, a City Council member selected by the Council and an engineer or other City official. The remainder of the Commission is comprised of citizen members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Citizen members serve four-year terms. The Commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays in the City Council Chambers.
City ordinances give the Commission the responsibility for recommending the zoning of all real property within the corporate limits of the city. Decisions made by the Commission are guided by the Comprehensive Master Plan of the City of Poplar Bluff. This document had a major revision in 1991 and is updated periodically. Work toward another major revision is currently underway.
Any person who owns property in Poplar Bluff may request a change in the zoning of their property for good cause. The Commission studies the proposal and makes a recommendation to the City Council who makes the final decision regarding any zoning request.
Land Use and Zoning Requirements
There are three general zoning designations; residential, commercial and industrial. Within each type of zone there are also various uses available to property owners within each district. Specific information regarding land use and zoning requirements can be obtained from the Planning Office at 101 Oak Street in Poplar Bluff or by calling (573) 686-8615.