The Dutchtown Community Improvement District is interested in hearing your great ideas for bettering the district! With the issuance of this Request for Proposals, the Dutchtown CID is offering residents, business owners, and anyone with interest in improving quality of life in Dutchtown an opportunity to help prioritize capital improvement in the years ahead.
What’s a capital improvement?
Any investment in the physical infrastructure of the district would qualify as a capital improvement. The major investment made to-date by the Dutchtown CID has been the installation of new trash bins. Other area CIDs have invested in public right-of-way items like wayfinding or placemaking signage, benches, new street lighting, sidewalk or median planters, public art, street light banners, and specialty crosswalk striping.
Submit Your Proposal
Submit photos or draft drawings of your proposed improvement, along with a project budget (including estimated maintenance costs), letters of support, and prospective sources of supplemental funding. Find additional information here.
There’s a chill in the air, but things are heating up in Dutchtown with so much to do in November! Stay in the know by checking the DutchtownSTL calendar and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more Dutchtown news.
Dutchtown South Community Corporation is hosting a series of workshops on planning and zoning issues to help residents grow skills to implement the Gravois Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan. In the six workshops, planners and community development professionals will share knowledge and expertise on planning topics with residents in the neighborhoods in the Gravois Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan area.
DSCC seeks to cultivate a new crop of leaders and help strengthen current leaders, who can then be better equipped to serve on development review committees or citizen plan monitoring committees.
Residents of northeast Dutchtown, Gravois Park, and Benton Park West are all encouraged to attend. RSVP on the Facebook event page. Light refreshments will be provided and childcare is available.
Intersect Arts Center
Free Teen Studio Workshops continue at Intersect Arts Center. Starting in November is a six-week course in ceramics with artist Emma Vidal. Students will gain a strong foundation in practical skills, technical knowledge, and contemporary ceramic practices. No experience is required and the workshops, every Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm, are free. Register at Intersect’s website.
Weihnachtspyramide, Intersect’s fall arts festival, is Saturday, November 16th from 11am to 3pm. The festival features a petting zoo, craft projects, live music, and free food and drink in addition to a variety of art for sale from multiple vendors. Visit the Facebook event page for a list of vendors.
The gallery at Intersect is seeking submissions for their January exhibits Digraph // Reservoir through November 10th. Visit the gallery page for more information.
Thomas Dunn Learning Center
Thomas Dunn Learning Center‘s Art Lab is open Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 6pm. Work on your own piece or participate in the focus of the day. Art supplies are available along with tons of items to reuse and repurpose.
The South Side Youth Council meets every Monday at 4pm at Thomas Dunn. The South Side Youth Council aims to contribute to the South Side community by creating and organizing youth led programs and events.
FreeSource‘s Tech Support Cafe returns to Thomas Dunn on Thursday, November 21st from 6pm to 8pm. Participants can receive free technical assistance and peer mentorship from volunteer IT professionals in a welcoming, friendly, accessible workshop atmosphere.
Thomas Dunn hosts their annual Winter Artist’s Market on Saturday, November 30th from noon to 4pm. Find beautifully hand crafted gifts while enjoying complimentary cookies and cocoa. Interested vendors can register here.
Dutchtown South’s Community Empowerment Committee meets on Wednesday, November 20th, 6pm at Thomas Dunn Learning Center. The CEC implements the programs of DSCC and addresses issues in the neighborhood through their own program ideas. Dinner and childcare are provided.
Neighbors are invited to the new Neighborhood Innovation Center on Friday, November 22nd at 1:30pm for a presentation to Missouri Main Street Connection. DT2 has been chosen as a finalist for Main Street’s new UrbanMain initiative. This is a unique opportunity to bring in professional resources to help Dutchtown plan for a vibrant commercial future and further DT2’s mission to promote a thriving community and shared prosperity by facilitating economic development and fostering opportunity in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Read more here.
We took a walk through the neighborhood to enjoy the vibrant changing colors of the leaves against our beautiful brick architecture. Have a look! For more Dutchtown photography, make sure to follow DutchtownSTL on Instagram.
There’s fun and treats to be had for both kids and adults this Halloween season in Dutchtown! Here’s a rundown of activities in the neighborhood. If you’ve got any leads on events, please let us know and we’ll update our list.
DiverseCity Church at Itaska and Compton hosts a trunk-or-treat on Saturday, October 26th from 2pm to 4pm. Bring the kids for a fun, safe time with lots of candy, a costume contest, a bounce house, and more.
Spookapalooza is back this year on Saturday, October 26th from 3pm to 1am. Your ticket gets you into multiple venues along Cherokee to see dozens of performers. Get dressed up and enter the costume contest for your chance to win prizes. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP including food, beverages, and a karaoke party. Get tickets here.
The Cherokee Dog Park invites all dogs and their people to the annual Howl-O-Ween party on Saturday, October 26th from 2pm to 4pm. Please familiarize yourself with the dog park rules before attending.
Benton Park West Trunk-or-Treat
The Benton Park West Neighborhood Association hosts their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday, October 27th in the Salvation Army parking lot at 2720 Arsenal. The festivities start at 4pm and continue until the candy runs out.
Trick-or-Treat on Cherokee Street
The 7th annual Trick-or-Treat on Cherokee Street starts at 5pm on Halloween night at Love Bank Park. Grab a candy bag at the park and stroll from shop to shop along Cherokee. Plus there will be a bonfire, photo booth, and DJ at Love Bank Park.
Trunk-or-Treat at St. Anthony’s
St. Anthony of Padua hosts their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night from 6pm to 7:30pm. Last year over 800 kids attended! Children 13 and under (accompanied by an adult) get a hot dog, drink, and tons of candy.
Fall into your Dutchtown dream home! Houses in Dutchtown sell quick, but here’s your chance to take a look at a few homes on the market (as of this writing) before they go. Which one’s right for you?
3 bedrooms/2 baths • $172,500
Open floor plan, high ceilings, and lots of updates! Plus a new deck and fenced yard out back. The 4200 block of Louisiana is hot, and this is a great opportunity to get in. View this listing on Zillow.
4616 South Grand
2 bedrooms/1 bath • $105,000
This oversized Dutch Colonial features original millwork, built-in bookcases, and a gas fireplace. 1700-plus square feet plus a two-car garage in the rear. View this listing on Zillow.
4 bedrooms/2 baths • $174,900
Newly remodeled, this home features all new granite countertops, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Everything else is new too! View this listing on Zillow.
2 bedrooms/2 baths • $129,900
This well-maintained, 1900-built home features tons of storage in the kitchen and bedrooms. Original pocket doors, granite countertops, and a garage round out this offering. View this listing on Zillow.
3 bedrooms/2 baths • $154,900
Classic exterior with a modern, open interior. Lots of exposed brick, a sleek new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and refinished hardwood on the first floor. This spacious home weighs in at over 2,100 square feet. View this listing on Zillow.
This is just a random sampling of the great homes currently for sale in Dutchtown. There are homes of all shapes and sizes available throughout the neighborhood, take a look around!
We’re not real estate experts. This post isn’t sponsored by anyone. Make sure to consult a real estate professional when shopping for a home.