The Dutchtown Community Improvement District needs your help! We’re looking for folks who want to contribute their time and ideas to the largest community improvement district in St. Louis.

The Dutchtown CID roughly covers Grand from Chippewa to Meramec, Meramec from Grand to Compton, and Virginia from Meramec to Bates. The CID provides supplemental services in this area through an additional real estate tax paid by property owners within the footprint. These services include security patrols, cleanup crews, and marketing efforts.

Every month the CID’s Board of Directors holds a meeting open to everyone. The Board generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, 5:30pm at Urban Eats Café. Make sure to check our calendar or the DutchtownSTL Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. Board meetings are a great place to familiarize yourself with what’s going on in the CID and see where you may be a good fit.

In addition to the monthly Board meetings, three committees hold quarterly meetings in March, June, September, and December.

Beautification and Maintenance Committee

The Beautification and Maintenance Committee meets on the first Thursday of every third month at 5:30pm. Meetings are usually held at the studio of Anthony Duncan in the old Stork Inn building at Virginia and Idaho. The committee guides efforts to maintain and improve the physical environment within the CID through enhanced trash services, landscaping, and so on.

Marketing and Development Committee

The Marketing and Development Committee meets on the second Thursday of every third month at 6pm at McKeane’s Pub at the Original Crusoe’s. The committee works to inform and engage stakeholders within the CID and the neighborhood, support economic activity, and attract and retain businesses.

Safety and Security Committee

The Safety and Security Committee meets on the third Thursday of every third month at 5:30pm at the Original Crusoe’s Restaurant. The committee aims to reduce crime and improve the perception of public safety in the neighborhood.

The Dutchtown CID offers a great opportunity to make Dutchtown a more desirable place to live, work, and play. Be an integral part of strengthening our community by attending a board or committee meeting to see how you can help. If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Top photo by Paul Sableman.