The Sunset Hills' business community is vital, with an optimal mixture of retail sales and office space. The "Plaza at Sunset Hills" and the "Shoppes at Sunset Hills" are two of South County's most exciting new developments. There is also some Planned Light Industrial area available. Sunset Hills has an active Business Development Committee.
To Businesses in the City of Sunset Hills
If you have a website, the City would like to share links with you. The City of Sunset Hills is now gathering website addresses for businesses located within our City limits to place on this page of our website. Conversely, we would ask that you place a link back to us on your website. For further information, you can e-mail Wes Searcy or call (314) 849-3400. A link back to this site would look like:
Business "Type" Roster in Sunset Hills
# of Finance: 5
# of Service : 300
# of Manufacturers: 50
# of Office Buildings: 30
# of Industrial Parks: 2
# of Retail: 100
General Business License Information
For Business License information you can e-mail the Business License/Finance Clerk, Lori Stone who can also be reached at (314) 849-3400
Business License (and other) Applications Online
Downloadable ".PDF file format" Business (and other) License Applications are available here. You can download these, print them out, then fill them in before delivering or mailing these to City Hall.
So, you found a lot that looks perfect for your business and you want to develop it, or you found an existing building that would do the trick. You ask yourself, "What zoning process will I have to go through to do to get my business going at this location?"
The first thing you need to know the zoning of the property. The City Zoning Map is a full color map taken from the City's GIS system. It shows all of the City Zoning Districts. This is a PDF file that you can download and print out on any color printer to answer this question.
The next questions are:
"Is what I want to do, generally allowed in this zoning district?
Will the building I want, meet setback requirements for the lot?"
At this point, you might want to try to meet with City Engineer, Anne Lamitola. She can be reached at 314-849-3400 or you can e-mail her at email@example.com. If, you are interested in trying to find out some preliminary answers regarding use and setback requirements under zoning, a copy of our "Table of Permitted Uses" and "Table of Height and Area Regulations" taken from the City's Zoning Code is available in Appendix B of online City Code.
More questions can be answered by obtaining a complete copy of the zoning code. Zoning books are available at City Hall. For details on getting a copy, you can call Trish Moore at 314-849-3400 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, The Sunset Hills Business Development Committee, with the help of City staff, put together an excellent publication listing General Contact Information and Zoning Procedural Flow Charts that are also available in PDF file format.
Chamber of Commerce Information
For more business in Sunset Hills information, you can visit the website of the Crestwood/Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce asks you to support this community. Please visit the Chamber of Commerce website to see a list of member businesses. Thank you!
If you should incur business problems, you can visit the website of
The Better Business Bureau or call (314) 645-3300.