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Chesterfield City

Chesterfield City Hall is located at 690 Chesterfield Parkway, Chesterfield MO 63017; phone: 636-537-4000.

Beginnings [1]

The City of Chesterfield is located in western St. Louis County, approximately 20 miles west of downtown St. Louis. Agriculture, as well as small, rural communities were the main types of settlement in the Chesterfield area for over 100 years, from the time the area was settled in the early 1800's to the middle 1900's.

The fast-paced development occurring within Chesterfield Village and the Missouri River valley was one of the issues that led area residents to petition for incorporation. In the late 1980's, a handful of St. Louis County residents undertook a grass-roots effort to incorporate the area which is now Chesterfield. The residents gained support and gathered signatures for a petition based on arguments that residents of the area lacked influence over zoning and planning. There was a general perception of unresponsiveness by the County government, belief that additional police protection was needed, and that road and other infrastructure maintenance was neglected. Through this grass-roots effort, on June 1, 1988, the City of Chesterfield was incorporated as a third-class city by the State of Missouri.

  1. City of Chesterfield Comprehensive Plan,, accessed January, 2010
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