In-fill housing regulations provide a framework to control or mitigate
the impact that demolishing homes and constructing replacement homes has
on a neighborhood.
Ordinance No. 2368, enacted July 24, 2006, imposes new regulations
governing in-fill housing in the City of Des Peres. These regulations
are effective with all building permits issued on or after August 1,
Please find an In-fill Permit Submittal Checklist
at this link. Plan review times vary up to ten business days. After the
review is approved, and prior to permit issuance, a pre-construction
meeting will be scheduled to further review the project.
In-fill housing is the construction of a new home on a vacant lot
within an established subdivision, or the demolition of an existing
home to allow construction of a new home. This does not mean the
construction of a home within a new subdivision.
A major addition is considered to be he construction of an accessory
building greater than 250 square feet, or an addition to a home greater
than 500 square feet.
If you have any questions regarding these regulations, please
contact the Department of Public Works at 314.835.6130, or the
Building Official, Joe Heitkamp, via email.