Dutchtown is our neighborhood on the South Side of St. Louis, home to a lot of history and a changing future. We are St. Louis’s most populous and densest neighborhood. We embrace the diversity of our neighbors and have big plans to make Dutchtown a better place to live for everyone regardless of race, economic status, religious background, or any other factor. We are Dutchtown Proud.
We’ve got room for everyone who wants to be part of a strong neighborhood with a lot of momentum. Come visit us—we’d love to show you around. Move in next door to us. Open your business here. Invest in the future of our neighborhood. There’s something for everyone in Dutchtown.
Check out the new futsal court at Marquette Park! Learn how to play and read about our partnership with St. Louis CITY SC and other supporters.
All of the news, resources, and info on DutchtownSTL.org is now available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Nepali, and more! Click the Translate button at the top of the page.
Neighbors who know and look out for each other form the backbone of a strong community. An organized block, no matter how formally or informally organized, increases safety, improves aesthetics, attracts new neighbors, and gets things done. Learn how to organize your block at dutchtownstl.org/blocks.
We’ve got resources to help you interact, communicate, and plug in with your neighbors to get organized.
Dutchtown Summer Vibes is back! Join us in Downtown Dutchtown on Saturday, July 9th for live music, food and drink, shopping, kids’ activities, community resources, and more!
We were proud to see Dutchtown persevere and move forward through the pandemic in 2020. Hand in hand with our neighbors, DT2 · Downtown Dutchtown made great strides in organizing volunteers, welcoming new businesses, securing improvements at Marquette Park, and much more. You can read about our 2020 here.
Dutchtown-based developer Lutheran Development Group is always up for a challenge. At the tail end of 2021, LDG and their co-developer Rise Community Development announced that they had secured funds for the Marquette Homes project, adding 60 affordable apartments across 14 severely deteriorated buildings and vacant lots in Dutchtown and Gravois Park. Prior to that, this partnership resuscitated 15 buildings in the neighborhood with their Chippewa Park project. Now they’ve announced the acquisition and planned rehab of a long-troubled property at 3025 Chippewa Street.
Dutchtown Main Streets‘ Design Committee and the Dutchtown Community Improvement District want to help you spruce up your storefront! Businesses within the CID footprint can apply for grants of up to
$500 $1,000 for physical improvements to their street-facing façades. Our businesses’ front doors are the gateways to Dutchtown for many visitors, and an attractive entrance attracts economic activity and shows off the character of our neighborhood.