Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
  • City Council Chambers
    301 S. 5th Street - Cedar Street Entrance 
    Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


Date Appointed
Term Expires
Lucy WheelerJune 2015June 2027
Clayton MooreDecember 2022June 2026
Jonathan NauserOctober 2023June 2026
Carolyn MarshallJune 2023June 2026
Michael PollardJune 2022June 2025
Craig BarwickMay 2017June 2025
Rodney ReaganMay 2018June 2025
Brad ChronisterJune 2019June 2025
Todd SittigFebruary 2011June 2024
Julie LittlesJuly 2020June 2024
Voting Council Member Mayor Shane Cornman 
Voting Council Member Lisa Parson  
City Representative Kyle Batten  


The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of 12 members including the Mayor, a City Council member selected by the Council and an engineer or other City official. The remainder of the Commission is comprised of citizen members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Citizen members serve four-year terms.  The Commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays in the City Council Chambers.


City ordinances give the Commission the responsibility for recommending the zoning of all real property within the corporate limits of the city. Decisions made by the Commission are guided by the Comprehensive Master Plan of the City of Poplar Bluff. This document had a major revision in 1991 and is updated periodically. Work toward another major revision is currently underway.

Zoning Requests

Any person who owns property in Poplar Bluff may request a change in the zoning of their property for good cause. The Commission studies the proposal and makes a recommendation to the City Council who makes the final decision regarding any zoning request.

Land Use and Zoning Requirements

There are three general zoning designations; residential, commercial and industrial. Within each type of zone there are also various uses available to property owners within each district. Specific information regarding land use and zoning requirements can be obtained from the Planning Office at 101 Oak Street in Poplar Bluff or by calling (573) 686-8615.