The mission of DT2 · Downtown Dutchtown is to promote a thriving community and shared prosperity by facilitating economic development and fostering opportunity in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Through this mission, we aim to attract diverse ownership, promote places, spaces, and faces, and increase occupancy.
DT2 is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community development organization.
Your donation helps DT2 to promote a thriving community and shared prosperity by facilitating economic development and fostering opportunity in the Dutchtown neighborhood.
DT2 has recently partnered with Missouri Main Street Connection for the UrbanMain pilot program, the first of its kind in Missouri. UrbanMain is an initiative to develop new vitality in Downtown Dutchtown and to create a framework for future improvement efforts throughout the neighborhood.
Supporting Dutchtown Businesses
DT2 provides value value to the Dutchtown business community. We facilitate a strong local entrepreneurship ecosystem with smart design principles, community engagement, resource development, and promotion through unique storytelling and media. Our approach fosters a healthier business environment that aims to attract diverse ownership, promote places, spaces, and faces, and increase occupancy. Business and community are intertwined, and we create the necessary connections. To that end, DT2 and DutchtownSTL are developing resources for Dutchtown businesses to help them succeed in our neighborhood.
DT2 is a community-driven organization, led by a board of Dutchtown residents and business owners. The board is guided by the Dutchtown Committees consisting of residents and other stakeholders who focus on five key areas: Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion, Organization, and Safe Clean & Green. DT2 works to create a vibrant, thriving Dutchtown for everyone.
With events like our summer Movie Nights, and efforts such as our block organizing program and fundraisers to reactivate Marquette Park, we aim to build a stronger community for our neighbors. We offer news and resources to residents via DutchtownSTL, and we regularly partner with other neighborhood organizations like the Dutchtown CID and Dutchtown South Community Corporation.
DT2 News Find more DT2 updates at dutchtownstl.org/news
DT2 • Downtown Dutchtown is at a critical point for capacity building. With the hiring of a part-time staff member and establishment of our UrbanMain committees, we are poised to grow and take on big challenges.
Missouri Main Street Connection is offering a number of grants available to Dutchtown businesses. These grants are funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilient local economies throughout Missouri.
Become a donor to DT2! Every dollar helps DT2 • Downtown Dutchtown towards our mission of building a thriving Dutchtown for all of our residents, business owners, and other stakeholders.