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.

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. See the development application and review schedule below.

Download the application here.
Download the scorecard here.

Development Review Committee Members and Subcommittees

Benton Park West, at-large

  • Violet Hoekzema, Community Outreach Subcommittee
  • Ian VanDam, Government Relations Subcommittee
  • Mitch Eagles

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association

  • Ken Haggerty

Gravois Park, at-large

  • Alexa Seda, Chair, 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, Vice Chair, Community Outreach Subcommittee

Dutchtown Community Improvement District

  • Caya Aufiero

Cherokee Street Community Improvement District

  • Vacant

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