Register for 5th & 7th Wards Democrats Downtown Happy Hour

happyhour - Copy2 pm Sunday, August 27th
314 The City Bar, 1117 Washington

Register for Attendance Prize Drawings- event drinks/appetizers and 5th & 7th Ward business gift cards

Open to the Public

Guest Speakers:
State Rep. Bruce Franks
State Rep Michael Butler
DNC Committeewoman & 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green
Courtney Mueller, Northside-Southside Light Rail Study Team
State Senator Jake Hummel on Right to Work Repeal

Monday Preservation Board Agenda Includes 6 Soulard Projects

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, June 26th, 2017
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000

Full Agenda

1956 Utah
, Burgherr’s Service Station, 9th Ward –  Nomination to the National Register


16 Westmoreland Place, 28th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Andy Love & Peasy Love) – Construct 1-1/2 Story Conservatory Addition

4550 Pershing Place, 28th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Erik A. Karanik & Alexis Cosse ) – Appeal of Director’s Denial to Construct Retaining Walls which began without permit

4303 McPherson, 28th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Michael E. & Trina H. Nichols) – Appeal of Director’s Denial to Install 18 Windows

1123-33 Pine, Publicity Building, 7th Ward – Nomination to the National Register

1827-29 California @ Geyer, 6th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Schill Investment Fund LLC) – Construct Two 2-Family Townhouses with Attached Garages on vacant parcels

2840 Samuel T. Shepard Drive, Banneker School, 19th Ward – Nomination to the National Register

4600 S Broadway, 9th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Southside Church of Christ) – Appeal of Staff Denial on New Construction for Senior Apartments. Project granted  Low-Income Tax Credits.


1851 Menard, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Frenchtown Dog Park/JS Community Builders LLC) – Construct Three Attached Townhouses with Interior Garages on vacant triangle parcel, using BWorks Bldg as model example,

2220-22 Menard, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Stars Investment Group LLC) – Construct a Three-Story Mixed Use Building on vacant parcel, site of 2014 natural gas explosion, using Wireworks Bldg in Lafayette Square as model example

3/31/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Federal jury awards $8.3 million over 2014 gas explosion in Soulard 

1810-20 S 10th, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Dan Holak) – Construct Three Attached Townhouses with Detached Garages on vacant parcels with re-use of one existing garage at alley

2330-2332 S 12th @ Lami, a.k.a Soulard Hilton, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Hank Hark/Ronald Seabaugh) – Construct Six Car Garage-Port and Roof Deck

925 Ann @ S 10th, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Randall C. Brown & John J. Martinelli) – Appeal Director’s Denial to Add Dormer to Alley Building

3230 S. 9th @ Utah, 9th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Scott R. Donnachie) – Appeal Director’s Denial to Install New Sunroom

Earth Day Weekend in 7th Ward Neighborhoods

march for scienceDowntown
1 pm Saturday, March 22
March for Science
Starts Union Station, 1801 Market

Fox Park
9-11 am Saturday, March 22
Fox Park Spring Clean
Shenandoah @ California

McKinley Heights
10 am – Noon Saturday, March 22
McKinley Meadows Work Day
2257 Missouri


10 am – 1 pm Friday, March 21
Recycling & Tree Giveaway
Anheuser-Busch Tour Center, 2 12th & Lynch

8:30-11 am Saturday, March 22
Soulard Garden Co-Op Work Day
Ask for Marie for Free Seeds (Marigold, Cilantro, Butterfly Weed)
9th @ Lami

pontiac19 am – Noon Saturday, March 22
Soulard Restoration Group Beautification Committee
Pontiac Square Park Spring Clean
10th & Ann

6:30-9 pm Monday, March 24
Drinking Liberally Earth Day Happy Hour
Guest Speaker: Ed Smith, Policy Director, Missouri Coalition for Environment
Nadine’s Gin Joint, patio, 1931 S 12th

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Small Biz Development Agency Granting Money, Not Lending, to Downtown CID

yTkejEGTE3 pm Thursday, April 13th
St. Louis Local Development Co.
1520 Market, City Hall West, 2nd Floor Boardroom


Item #4 is “Approving a Grant to The Downtown St. Louis Community
Improvement District, Inc.

According to the City’s website, “The St. Louis Local Development Company (LDC) provides loans through federal, state, and local programs to the small business community in the City.”

Loans. Not Grants. Loans to small business. Not grants to nonprofits.

Thank You, 7th Ward Voters, for Voting 86.51% for Bruce Franks, Jr.

ThankYouVoters.pngTurnout was low for last Friday’s Bruce Franks, Jr. v. Penny Hubbard Re-Vote for 78th District State Representative.

The 7th Ward came in second to 9th Ward, Franks’ home ward.

But we had two weeks to pull this off and we did it! The 7th Ward voted 86.51% for Franks.

Thank you to everyone who came out in the rain and participated in democracy. And a special shout out to the 7th Ward voters who enthusiastically went to their polling place at Sigel School on Friday, only to realize they are in the 79th District and it was not an election day for them.

7th Ward, 4th Precinct (Downtown, votes at Central Library)
Turnout: 10.03%
Franks: 161 Votes (92.53%)
Hubbard: 13 (7.47%)

7th Ward, 5th Precinct (LaSalle Park, votes at St. Vincent de Paul Church Hall)
Turnout: 14.92%
Franks: 179 (77.83%)
Hubbard: 51 (22.17%)

7th Ward, 6th Precinct (Soulard, votes at MCC of Greater St. Louis)
Turnout: 17.96%
Franks: 289 (89.47%)
Hubbard: 34 (10.53%)

7th Ward Total – 3 Precincts
Franks: 629 (86.51%)
Hubbard: 98 (13.48%)

District-wide Vote
Turnout: 15.4%
Franks: 2,235 (76.12%)
Hubbard: 701 (23.88%)

More Election Results for the 78th District Re-Vote, Wards & Precincts

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 items affecting Neighborhoods in or partially in 7th Ward.

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


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

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

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