Overview – Character Areas

What is a Character Area?

Smithville’s Character Areas are a longstanding tool used by the city and community to celebrate and discuss the varying characteristics, conditions, and land use patterns throughout the city. Character areas are portions of the city that have achieved or will achieve a unique, recognizable character that is different from neighboring areas.

Smithville’s Character Areas

Smithville includes five proposed Character Areas, each of which is defined by common development characteristics and natural barriers, and has a unique set of conditions, vision, and opportunities to foster places to live, work, and play. In Smithville, this concept of Character Areas is really powerful in helping translate the vision to reality.

View Character Area Maps

Please explore the Character Areas Maps, where you can see current conditions with the aerial photographs and conceptual schematic diagram highlighting consideration and recommendations for creating the Future Land Use Map.

View Character Maps

More Information

For more information about the City of Smithville Comprehensive Planning project, please contact:

Jack Hendrix, Director of Development
City of Smithville
107 W. Main St
Smithville, MO 64089
Tel: 816.532.3897