Holiday Events In 7th Ward Neighborhoods

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Fridays 4-8 pm
Saturdays-Sundays Noon-8 pm
Monday, December 23 to Wednesday, January 1 Noon-8 pm
Downtown
Winterfest Ice Rink @ Kiener Plaza
Free if you bring your own skates.
Free skate rental Fridays for Children (ages 3-15)
Skate rentals $12 Adults, $7 Children (ages 3-15)

Wednesday through Saturday, Tours 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
Soulard/Benton Park
Christmas @ DeMenil Mansion
$10 Adult, $5 Children under age 12

Fridays-Sundays 5-10 pm thru December  30
Soulard
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
Free

Special Events

10:30 am Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Grades K-5
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Santa Comes to Soulard
Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Santa for the kids, cookies, music
Free

7-9 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Handbell Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church
812 Soulard
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

10 am Saturday, December 14, 2019
Soulard
Keys for Keys Carols at the Spinet Concert @ Soulard Market
Free, but donations accepted for Places for People assisting persons who are homeless

10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Makers Market @ City Museum
750 N 16th
Shop Goods/Gifts from 25 Local Makers + Brands, Live Music, S’mores & Hot Chocolate
$16 Admission to Museum

2 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents Holidays Around The World @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids
Free

3 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Soulard
St. Louis Metro Singers Holiday Concert @ Saints Peter & Paul Church
8th @ Allen
Fee, but collection for the singers will be taken

5 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
3rd Annual Neighbors United Holiday Dinner hosted by Pot Bangerz
Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust
Volunteers needed, donations of gifts for the homeless needed
Free, everyone welcome

5-8 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

Noon-5 pm Sunday, December 15, 2019
LaSalle Park
Holiday Bazaar @ 4 Hands Brewery
1220 S 8th
A Holidays Shopping opportunity, 15 vendors and growing
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Vita Cantus Choir
Free

11 am to 1 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Open House @ Central Express Library
815 Olive #160
Light Refreshments
Free

6-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Benton Park
Benton Park Neighborhood Association Holiday Party & Membership Drive
Yemanji Brasil, 2900 Missouri
Info pending

7-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Soulard
Christmas Tree Painting @ Jingle Bar
Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th
Paint & Sip Party with local artist Brittany Halaska
$35 Advance

4-6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Winter Break Party for Kids @ Central Library
1301 Olive
For K-5 & Teens. Crafts, Activities, Winter Treats
Free

6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Carlos Brown, Jr of Jazz St. Louis @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Free

4 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019
Downtown
The Longest Night Service & Candle Lighting Ceremony
Centenary United Methodist Church, 55 Plaza Square
The names of those who have died homeless in the past year will be read, candles will be lit in their honor. 
Free

5-10 pm Monday, January 6, 2020
Soulard
Twelfth Night Celebration, official start of Soulard Mardi Gras
Party Tent @ Soulard Market Park on Lafayette
5 pm Doors Open. 5:15 pm petitioning to begin Mardi Gras. 6:40 pm parade/procession thru Soulard, then crowing of Mardi Gras Rex and raising the Mardi Gras flag.
Free. Cash Bar @ Tent.

7th Ward Halloween Goings On

halloween22019 Halloween Events & Weather-related Cancellations in/near 7th Ward Neighborhoods – Please check event’s information page for additional cancellations.

BENTON PARK

Indoors. 8 pm Friday, October 25, 2019- Edgar Allan Poe, as Interpreted by Anne Louise Williams @ Lemp Mansion. Adults. $20.  3322 DeMenil.

Outdoors. Noon-2 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Benton Park Halloween Parade & Trunk or Treat. Kid friendly. Free. Benton Park Neighborhood.

Indoors/Outdoors. 5-8 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Benton Park Halloween Tour sponsored by St. Louis History & Architecture, Adults. $15. Benton Park Neighborhood.

Indoors. 8 pm to 12:30 am Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Lemp Mansion Halloween Bash. Adults. $70 Advance. $80 Door. 3322 DeMenil.

Indoors. 7 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – Halloween Trivia @ Lemp Mansion. Adults. $40. 3322 DeMenil.

COMPTON HEIGHTS

Outdoors. Compton Heights should be having a Hayride but the only information on their website is Ticket purchase.

Indoors. 5-8 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Magic Chef Mansion Haunted House Halloween Tour. Adults. $18. 3400 Russell.

DOWNTOWN

Indoors. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 25-27, 2019. Trick or Treat at City Museum’s Slides. Kid friendly. $16. 750 N 16th.

Indoors. 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Kids’ Blues Boogie Family Day sponsored by National Blues Museum. Kid friendly. Free. But unclear if there’s a Fee for accompanying adults. 615 Washington.

Indoors. Noon to 4 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Monster Mash Teen Party sponsored by Central Library. Teen friendly. Free. 1301 Olive.

Indoors. 2-4 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Monster Mash K-5 Kids Party sponsored by Central Library. K-5 friendly. Free. 1301 Olive.

Indoors. 6:30-10 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Frights & Heights @ Gateway Arch. Kid friendly. $17 includes Tram trip to top of Arch; Kids under 3 Free. 11 N 4th.

LAFAYETTE SQUARE

CANCELLED but businesses still have candy for Trick or Treaters, so please stop by: 11 am to 1 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Tricks & Treats on Park sponsored by Lafayette Square Business Association. Kid & Pet friendly. Free. Lafayette Square’s Fountain Park Plaza, Park Ave @ Mississippi Ave.

Rain or Shine. 1-5 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – STLBeer Halloween Party sponsored by St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation. Adults Only. $40 Drinker. $5 Designated Driver. Lafayette Park @ 2023 Lafayette.

SOULARD

Outdoors. 5-8 pm Friday, October 25, 2019 – Soulard Halloween Decorated Golf Cart Parade & Trunk or Treat sponsored by Soulard Restoration Group. Kid & Pet friendly. Free. Soulard Neighborhood. Starts at BKZ Legion Post 422, 2601 S 11th @ Sidney.

Indoors. 7:30 pm to 12:30 am Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Magic, Mystics & Mayhem: A Vintage Halloween Soiree @ Mad Art Gallery. Adults. Price varies. 2727 S 12th.

Indoors/Outdoors. 4 pm to Midnight Saturday, October 26, 2019. Soulard Halloween Pub Crawl. Adults. Tickets vary. Soulard Neighborhood.

Outdoors. 6-9 pm Thursday, October 31, 2019 – Trick or Treat Soulard. 

 

Monday Preservation Board: Appeals @ 1017-19 Geyer, 2254 S Grand + Draft New Construction Policy

1017Geyer4 pm Monday, July 30, 2018
St. Louis City Preservation Board
Room 2000, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

Online City Calendar Notice/Agenda/Last Meeting Video

Agenda With Details/Drawings/History of Structures

Comments from the Public concerning individual agenda items may be submitted up to an hour before each Board meeting and will be presented to the Board and entered in the meeting record. Address comments to: Adona Buford, Preservation Board Secretary, at buforda@stlouis-mo.gov.

Item C. (pages 13-18): 1017-1019 Geyer, Soulard, 7th Ward – Appeal of Administrative Denial for rehabilitation of remaining front wall and construction of 1-1/2-story house behind. Staff says Board should overturn. “The Director Administratively Denied the application due to time limitations under ordinances, to allow time for the applicant to consult with staff and to review plans with the neighborhood.”

Item D. (pages 19-21): 2254 S Grand @ Shenandoah, Pelican Building, Compton Hill, 6th Ward – Appeal of Director’s Denial to install 2 interior-illuminated wall signs. Staff says uphold denial.

Item E. (pages 22-23): 3400 Russell, Charles Stockstrom House, aka Magic Chef Mansion, Compton Heights, 6th Ward – Nomination to National Register

Item G. (page 27): Discussion of DRAFT, Compatible New Construction Policy – “to create a process and rules that, at least in part, deal with projects that include design components that introduce contemporary elements which intentionally differentiate from the historic context. This policy would be followed when there are proposals for new structures in local historic districts and in National Register Districts/Preservation Review Districts.”

Monday Preservation Board: Frenchtown Dog Park & Compton Hts Appeal

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, May 22, 2017
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000

Full Agenda

Central West End
4301 Maryland, 28th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Lauren and Mark Mathis) – Construct ten-unit three story condo building on a single vacant parcel

Compton Heights
1930 Virginia, 6th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Sharon E. Behlmann, c/o Sidney Holding Group, LLC) – Appeal of Denial by Director to construct a two-story, two-family house on a vacant parcel

Forest Park Southeast
1092-94 South Kingshighway  (Owner/Applicant:  Drury Development) – Appeal of Denial by Director to demolish 2-story 4-family brick house constructed 1902

Shaw
4239 Shenandoah, 8th Ward (Owner/Applicant:  Alesha Scott)-  Appeal of Denial by Director to retain non-compliant door and sidelights installed without a permit

“The applicant applied for and received a building permit for full rehabilitation December 16, 2015. A complaint was received by our office for the installation of a non-compliant door August 30. Upon inspection, it was noted that the original front door and sidelight had been removed and a single contemporary door with flanking sidelights had been installed without a permit. The owner was contacted and made no action to correct the violation and the issue was referred to Housing Court. The owner has now applied for a permit to try and retain the work.”

Soulard
1817 S. 10th, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Frenchtown Dog Park) – Construct two gazebos and storage shed at dog park
dog park

Monday Preservation Board: It’s Demolition Applications Night

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, April 24, 2017
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000

Full Agenda 

BENTON PARK
2205 Lynch,
9th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Peggy Ladd) – Appeal of Denial for Demolition of 1865 Stone Alley House

BOTANICAL HEIGHTS/NORTH I-44/LIGGETT AND MEYERS DISTRICT
4212, 4236, 4221-23, 4125-27 McRee and 4133-35, 4145 Lafayette, 17th & 19th Wards (Owner/Applicant: McCree Garden Apartments Two LLC, 1607 Tower Grove, St. Louis MO 63110) – Demolition of 6 Residential Structures for New Construction and Rehab 14 Structures

COMPTON HILL/COMPTON HEIGHTS
2232 S Grand,
6th Ward (Owner/Applicant: S. Grand Development LLC/HOK) – Demolition of YMCA Building & Construct 5-Story Apartment Building- Project has 10 Year Tax Abatement + Sales Tax Exemption on construction materials
3/21/2017 St. Louis Post-DispatchSouth Grand apartments at YMCA site should start in June 

FOREST PARK SOUTHEAST
1408-10 Tower Grove, 17th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Missouri Foundation for Health/HOK) – Demolition & Rehabilitation

LAFAYETTE SQUARE
1116 Missouri, 6th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Praxair Distribution Inc, 2301 SE Creekview Dr, Ankeny IA 50021/ Pulte Group)- Construct 64 Attached Townhouses on 4-acre vacant lot
4/14/2017 NextSTLChanges Present Better Urban Design for Lafayette Square Praxair Site 

Tuesday LCRA Blightingpalooza Includes Redevelopments In 7th Ward-related Neighborhoods

Pierre Laclede Statue

See St. Louis Magazine article on Blighting: How Owners of a $600,000 House Get Away With Paying $400 in Property Taxes For years, St. Louis aldermen have been gift-wrapping tax breaks with no strings attached. Who pays? The city schools.

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
3 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016
1520 Market #2000 (City Hall West)

Agenda

Agenda items affecting Neighborhoods in or partially in 7th Ward.

Compton Heights
2254-56 S Grand, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting

Downtown

1600-1742 Washington Ave, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard & 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis: Monogram Building Redevelopment Agreement. This is the project which closes 17th Street. Already Blighted.
614 N. 11th, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting
2217 Locust, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting
Civic Center Redevelopment Area, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Release from a Deed of Trust of a Building Height Restriction.

Fox Park
2327 Allen, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting
McKinley Heights
2329 Ann, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting
2212-30 Shenandoah, 7th ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting

Soulard
801-825 Ann, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Redevelopment Agreement. Already Blighted.

Tower Grove East
3425 Magnolia, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting.

Tuesday BOA Hearings on Blighting Include Solutia Site, Grand Center Parking Garage

City Hall3Contact your alderman now if you have questions or concerns about a redevelopment proposal. BOA Contact Information is at the end of this post.

9 am Tuesday, June 21, 2016
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Neighborhood Development Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, City Hall

Public Hearings on

Compton Heights – 7th Ward
3127 Shenandoah Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Garcia Development Corp., 3537 S Kingshighway, St. Louis MO 63139
Board Bill 74 by Alderman Coatar

Dutchtown – 20th Ward
3944 Michigan Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Allman Builders LLC, 5342 Lancelot Dr, Weldon Springs MO 63304
Board Bill 79 by Alderwoman Cara Spencer

Grand Center – 19th Ward
3637-51 Washington Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Fox Associates LLC, 539 N Grand #200, St. Louis MO 63103
Board Bill 77 by Alderwoman Marlene Davis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch article

Kosciusko – 7th Ward
Kosciusko Industrial Site I (Solutia): 2000-2010 S 2nd, 2013-2021 S. 2nd, 109-119 Russell, 126 Russell, 110 Russell, 136-166 Trudeau, 2206 DeKalb, 111-115 Barton, 2330 DeKalb, 2312 DeKalb, 2101-2199 Kosciusko, 2460 S 1st
Owner: SWH Investments LLC, c/o Environmental Operations Inc, 1530 S 2nd #200, St. Louis Mo 63104
Board Bill 87 by Alderman Jack Coatar
St. Louis Business Journal article

Marine Villa – 9th Ward
3525 Illinois Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Allman Builders LLC, 5342 Lancelot Dr, Weldon Springs MO 63304
Board Bill 73 by Alderman Ken Ortmann

Marine Villa – 20th Ward
3839 Indiana Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Land Reutilization Authority
Board Bill 78 by Alderwoman Cara Spencer

Soulard – 7th Ward
801-825 Ann (Lafayette School) Redevelopment Plan
Owner: 815 Ann LLC, 2531 Hampton, St. Louis MO 563139
Board Bill 75 by Alderman Coatar

Tower Grove South – 15th Ward
3935-37 Wyoming Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Garcia Development Corp., 3537 S Kingshighway, St. Louis MO 63139
Board Bill 76 by Alderwoman Megan Green

Members of St. Louis City Board of Aldermen Neighborhood Development Committee include: Alderman Jeffery Boyd, Chair (22nd  Ward), Alderman Larry Arnowitz (16th Ward), Alderwoman Chryssi Ingrassia (6th Ward), Alderman Sam Moore (4th Ward), Alderwoman Beth Murphy (13th Ward), Alderwoman Cara Spencer (20th Ward), Alderwoman Sharon Tyus (1st Ward), Alderman Tom Villa (11th Ward).

Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all BOA Committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen

Contact Information for Board President