A Preliminary Review is an informal review performed by the Cultural Resources Office staff or by the St. Louis Preservation Board.
Have good photographs of the property, and schematic plans or a detailed scope of work. For new construction projects, photographs of adjacent properties and a streetscape elevation showing the proposed building in context with adjacent properties is very helpful.
A Preliminary Review Form can be downloaded here. You can mail or email the form, photos and documents to our office; or contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss your project.
There are no fees for a Preliminary Review.
What to Expect
You should have a response to your submission from a Cultural Resources Office staff member within three business days from its receipt in our office.
Please note that major development projects and most new construction within City Historic Districts must be reviewed by the Preservation Board. The Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month and the agenda is finalized 14 days ahead of each meeting. Please take this into account when planning your project schedule.
Cultural Resources Office
1520 Market Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri