August 2014 Luncheon

Commercial Sign Regulations

Thursday, August 28, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Travel to Edwardsville’s Leclaire Room on the historic Lewis and Clark Community College N.O. Nelson campus (622 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL) on August 28, 2014 to hear a presentation and panel discussion on one of the most requested SLMS-APA lunch topics: Commercial sign regulations! Commercial signs are always rife with controversy. Sign technology moves fast while local ordinances are often slow to change. Meanwhile, planners must remain aware of court decisions that can change public policy and result in your community being vulnerable to legal challenges.

Creve Coeur Community Development Director Paul Langdon, AICP, Collinsville Community Development Director Mitch Bair, AICP, and Edwardsville City Planner Scott Hanson, AICP, will be joined by Creve Coeur City Attorney Carl Lumley and Edwardsville City Attorney Jeff Berkbigler for a discussion on how St. Louis Metro Area communities address “Electronic Message Board” signs, provide MO and IL legal perspectives on concepts such as Creve Coeur’s new “content neutral” approach, and give overviews on recent commercial sign court decisions in both states.

Read more: August 2014 Luncheon

May 2014 Luncheon

Form Based Codes in St. Charles

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a discussion on the use of form based codes in the City of St. Charles.  The City of St. Charles has three form based codes in various parts of the City.  Learn how this approach to zoning and design has been applied for new development and as a tool for redevelopment of an aging commercial corridor.  Hear from City planning staff and the developer of the Streets of St. Charles, a multi-phased mixed use development being built from a form based code.

Read more: May 2014 Luncheon

April 2014 Luncheon

Case Study: The Alton Multi-Modal Transportation Facility

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for a detailed case study of a major regional transportation planning project with many moving pieces which, when completed, will serve as the passenger rail gateway to the St. Louis region.

Presenters will include:

  • Matt Asselmeier, MPA, AICP - Deputy Director of Development & Housing - City of Alton
  • Stephen Ibendahl, ASLA RLA - Sustainability Planner - The HeartLands Conservancy
  • Jeff Moody - Manager - Missouri Division - Williams Creek Consulting
  • Bruce Nelson - Senior Principal Technical Specialist - Parsons Brinckerhoff

Read more: April 2014 Luncheon

2014 St. Louis Spring Planning Workshop


Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Join us for our annual St. Louis Metro Section Spring Planning Workshop at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center on Tuesday, March 11, 2014! The workshop will include three sessions focusing on planning for healthy and livable transport and transit in your community.

Speakers include: 

  • Whit Blanton, FAICP, Vice President/Principal, Renaissance Planning Group, APA Board of Directors – Region III (Florida)
  • Paul Wojciechowski, AICP, Associate, Alta Planning + Design
  • Mark Phillips, Long Range Planner, BSDA/Metro Transit
  • Todd Antoine, AICP, Director of Planning, Great Rivers Greenway
  • Justin Carney, AICP, Senior Planner, St. Louis County
  • Jesse Jonas, Supervisor, Project Managers, St. Louis County

4 CM Credits APPROVED!

Read more: 2014 St. Louis Spring Planning Workshop