The mission of Dutchtown Main Streets 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.
Dutchtown Main Streets is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community development organization.
Your donation helps Dutchtown Main Streets to promote a thriving community and shared prosperity by facilitating economic development and fostering opportunity in the Dutchtown neighborhood.
St. Louis Main Streets
Dutchtown Main Streets 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. The program has evolved to become St. Louis Main Streets, and other neighborhoods such as Laclede’s Landing will also be participating.
Supporting Dutchtown Businesses
Dutchtown Main Streets 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, Dutchtown Main Streets and DutchtownSTL are developing resources for Dutchtown businesses to help them succeed in our neighborhood.
Dutchtown Main Streets 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, and Organization. Dutchtown Main Streets 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.
What About DT2?
Dutchtown Main Streets is the new name for DT2 · Downtown Dutchtown. The name change symbolizes our efforts to broaden our focus beyond just the Downtown Dutchtown area near Meramec and Virginia. While Downtown Dutchtown is a key area for the revitalization of our neighborhood, we recognize that the needs of residents and businesses on Virginia, South Grand, and every street in Dutchtown are just as important. Every street is a Main Street when it comes to building a stronger Dutchtown for all of our neighbors.
Dutchtown Main Streets News Find more Dutchtown Main Streets 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.