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Gravois Jefferson Development Review Committee

The Development Review Committee (DRC) is a 13-member, resident-led committee that reviews and provides feedback for development projects within the footprint of the Gravois Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan.

The Development Review Committee does not have legal authority over development decisions, but seeks to protect the community's needs in future neighborhood developments.

Are you planning a development within the Gravois Jefferson plan area?

We encourage you to submit an application and scorecard for review by the Development Review Committee. If the DRC finds that your project is alignment with the Gravois Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan, we will provide you with a letter of support to submit with any applications to the City of St. Louis or State of Missouri. 


The DRC reviews all commercial, industrial, institutional, and mixed-used developments as well as residential developments with 6 or more units within the Gravois Jefferson footprint (see the map). Institutions include healthcare, education, religion, nonprofits, and financial. We especially encourage applications from projects seeking public funding or a zoning variance.

DSCC staff will review and score your application and pass this information along to the DRC. Then, you will be invited to join the DRC at their next meeting, where the DRC will ask questions and vote on whether to provide project support.

Submit the contact form below to learn more about the review process and receive an application.

Development Review Schedule
Development Review Committee Members and Subcommittees

Benton Park West, at-large

  • Violet Hoekzema, Co-Chair, Community Outreach Subcommittee

  • Ian VanDam, Government Relations Subcommittee

  • Mitch Eagles

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association

  • Ken Haggerty, Co-Chair

Gravois Park, at-large

  • Alexa Seda, Government Relations Subcommittee

  • Rebecca Bodicky

  • Vacant

Gravois Park Neighborhood Association

  • Joel Lottes, Government Relations Subcommittee

Northeast Dutchtown, at-large

  • Kyle Russell, Community Outreach Subcommittee

  • Mark Waterman

  • Terry Plain, Community Outreach Subcommittee

Dutchtown Community Improvement District

  • Caya Aufiero

Cherokee Street Community Improvement District

  • Vacant

Interested in joining the Development Review Committee, email to apply for a vacant spot or to join the waitlist for a filled position.

Contact the DRC

Interested in submitting an application for development review, joining the Development Review Committee, or just asking a question? We'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for submitting!

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