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.
We’ve got an extensive list of neighborhood and city resources, plus guides to contacting the Citizens’ Service Bureau, working with your Neighborhood Improvement Specialist, filing reports with the police, and more.
Bookmark dutchtownstl.org/resources for a handy reference.
Interested in helping make Dutchtown a better place to live? Join one of our committees:
- Economic Vitality
- Safe Clean & Green
Find out more and sign up at dutchtownstl.org/committees.
Learn About Dutchtown
Read about our history, our people, our architecture, our parks, and more on our About Dutchtown page.
Supporting Dutchtown Businesses
We’re gathering resources and producing walkthrough guides to help you and your business succeed. Visit dutchtownstl.org/business or check out our growing list of resources and our Guide to Getting On Google.
Futsal at Marquette Park
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.
Organize Your Block
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.
Grants for Small Businesses
Has your business been affected by COVID-19? Find out about grants available from the City of St. Louis at dutchtownstl.org/grants.
Donate to Dutchtown Main Streets
Become a donor to Dutchtown Main Streets! Every dollar helps Dutchtown Main Streets towards our mission of building a thriving Dutchtown for all of our residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. Make a one-time or recurring donation.
The largest park in the Dutchtown area, we’re working to make Marquette Park the centerpiece of our neighborhood. Find out what’s going on at the park and how you can help Allies of Marquette Park reactivate the park.
The Dutchtown Calendar
There’s always something happening in Dutchtown! Visit dutchtownstl.org/calendar to find neighborhood meetings, volunteer opportunities, classes, happy hours, and plenty of other ways to get out and meet your neighbors.
Find out everything you need to know about the Dutchtown Community Improvement District and how you can get involved.
Can’t find what you need here on DutchtownSTL.org? Contact us and we’ll try to help. You can also sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on what’s happening in Dutchtown.
We’ve got information for Dutchtown voters including important dates, candidate info, and how to register at dutchtownstl.org/vote.
Keep Dutchtown beautiful by volunteering at cleanup events around the neighborhood. Visit dutchtownstl.org/cleanup to find your opportunity to help.
News from the
Find more news at dutchtownstl.org/news
Dutchtown Summer Vibes 2022
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!
Dutchtown Main Streets’ 2021 Annual Report
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.
Read the rest of “Dutchtown Main Streets’ 2021 Annual Report”
Lutheran Development Group Tackles Another Challenging Corner
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.
Read the rest of “Lutheran Development Group Tackles Another Challenging Corner”
Façade Improvement Grants for Dutchtown Businesses
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.
Read the rest of “Façade Improvement Grants for Dutchtown Businesses”