Saturday Downtown Action & Legal Observer Training

ThursdayThere is an Action scheduled to begin Downtown 3 pm Saturday at St. Louis City Police HQ, 20th & Olive. Updates here

Also 3-5 pm Saturday, ACLU is having a Legal Observer Training Workshop specific to people of color who want to volunteer for legal observer duty at actions. Workshop is at Julia Davis Library, 4415 Natural Bridge. More info


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

If we’ve missed something, please send a note to

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.