The Dutchtown Community Improvement District is a political subdivision which collects a special tax assessment on real estate within its boundaries. The small tax is used for improvements within the district pertaining to maintenance, beautification, safety, security, and more.

With the help of many dedicated volunteers and community leaders, the Dutchtown CID was officially established by City of St. Louis Ordinance 70559 on June 9th, 2017, and became effective on July 21st, 2017. The Dutchtown CID was created through the circulation and approval of a petition by more than 51% of property owners within the CID footprint.

The CID is guided by a Board of Directors comprised of residents, business owners, and property owners with a vested interest in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Public board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. Visit the Dutchtown Calendar or the DutchtownSTL Facebook page for the latest information on meeting times, agendas, and locations.

The Board receives input from the Dutchtown Committees regarding issues such as safety, promotion, and physical assets. The committees are open to all, and work on issues both within and beyond the CID footprint. Learn more about joining a committee.

Dutchtown CID News Find more CID updates at dutchtownstl.org/news

This post originally appeared on DT2 • Downtown Dutchtown.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri hosts a series of online seminars in May to help businesses build strengthen their business plans, apply for loans, and build relationships with banks. These one-hour sessions, presented via Zoom, are free to business owners and take place every Wednesday during the month. The classes are presented in partnership with the Urban League’s Women’s Business Center and the Small Business Administration.

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Welcome back to the Dutchtown Business Showcase! In this video series, we’ll be introducing you to some of the businesses throughout Dutchtown. Our second episode takes us to Juanita’s Creole Soul Café, where we meet Chef Curtis McCann.

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