Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Edward P. Dobbs Sr.; Served as City Zoning Administrator

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Edward P. Dobbs Sr.; Served as City Zoning Administrator

Article excerpt

Edward P. Dobbs Sr., the zoning administrator for St. Louis, died of a heart attack Thursday at his home in St. Louis. He was 60.

Mr. Dobbs, a city planner for many years, became the city's first zoning administrator in 1981. He presided over many hearings about zoning disputes and made recommendations to the Board of Public Service.

He was in the middle of such controversies as the locations of billboards in the city and the expansion of the parking lot of Ted Drewes' frozen custard stand in St. Louis Hills, said Martin Walsh, the city's building commissioner.

"Under the city's zoning, you can get what the alderman and the neighborhood want," Walsh said. "He was on the firing line when the alderman wanted one thing and the neighborhood wanted another."

Mr. Dobbs was a zoning expert, holding various planning positions for nearly 40 years, Walsh said. Mr. Dobbs was on the staff of the City Plan Commission and the Community Development Agency.

"He knew where everything came from," Walsh said. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.