Great Places in Missouri

2021 Great Places in Missouri Honorees

The Great Places in Missouri program was started in 2014 to recognize neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces throughout Missouri that demonstrate exceptional character, quality and planning- attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire residents and visitors alike. The Great Places in Missouri program was modeled after APA’s Great Places in America program that has recognized 303 neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces around the country since 2007.

Great Places in Missouri nominations are accepted year round with awardees being announced in the spring. APA Missouri hosts an event in conjunction with the Planners' Day at the Capitol to present the awards and honor the communities for the great efforts in planning. Honorees are also presented again at the annual state conference in October.


Call for 2022 Great Places in Missouri Nominations - Deadline EXTENDED December 15, 2021

Great Places in Missouri Nomination Form

Great Places in Missouri Information


Places selected for designation as a Great Neighborhood, Great Street, or Great Public Space are recognized by APA Missouri Chapter during the Planners’ Day at the Capitol event on March 2, 2022.