Neighborhood Blitz This Saturday

On Saturday, June 18th, City agencies will be out in full force helping to clean up the neighborhood. You can help just by properly placing your bulky trash items in the alley, cleaning up trash on your street, or clearing out overgrown weeds in your alley. The Forestry, Streets, and Refuse Departments will be out and about in the 20th and 25th Wards to help and make extra pickups.

There will also be additional police on the street, as well as representatives from the City’s PIER Program knocking on doors. They will be trying to engage and keep contact with neighbors and better assess the needs of neighborhoods.

Additionally there will be six City Service hubs set up throughout the neighborhood at the following locations:

  • Marquette Park (near the pool)
  • 2700 Keokuk
  • 3700-3800 Keokuk
  • 3700-3800 Neosho
  • 4500 Virginia
  • 3500 Bingham

Residents can go to those locations if they have any questions or concerns Most staff and NISs will be located at Marquette Park. Operation Brightside will also be at Marquette Park next to the pool with cleanup equipment such as shovels and rakes to loan.

At 1pm at Marquette Park there will a BBQ for volunteers, City staff, and the community sponsored by Incarnate Word Foundation and  the Thomas Dunn Learning Center.

For more information contact your Neighborhood Improvement Specialist:

Neighborhood Meetings on Tuesday June 14th

Two neighborhood organizations have their monthly meetings this Tuesday, June 14th, and every second Tuesday of the month.

Gravois Park Neighborhood Association will meet at the old Jefferson Bank building, 3353 California just north of Cherokee. The meeting begins at 6pm.

Dutchtown West Neighborhood Association meets at the banquet hall at Grbic, 4071 Keokuk at Meramec. The meeting begins at 7pm.

Both meetings are an opportunity to meet your neighbors, get updates from aldermen and police, and talk to your Neighborhood Improvement Specialist about issues in your neighborhood.

Landlord Training: Financing Renovations and Historic Tax Credits

Do you own or are you considering purchasing historic property in the Dutchtown neighborhood as an investment? Consider attending a free seminar  at Missouri Botanical Garden on Tuesday, June 14th.

Michael Allen of the Preservation Research Office will discuss state and federal historic tax credits, explain how to apply for them, and present case studies. Local bank representatives will be on hand with information about renovation loans.

This event is from 6:30—8:30 on Tuesday, June 14th, and is presented by the Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC as part of their ongoing Landlord Training series. Check out this seminar and others to learn more about making your investment work for you, your tenants, and your neighborhood.

Dutchtown Bazaar Saturday June 11th

The 3rd annual Dutchtown Bazaar is just around the corner!

On Saturday, June 11th from 9am to 2pm dozens of vendors will be on the shady parking lot of St. Mary’s High School. There will be art, antiques, clothing, handcrafted jewelry, food, drink, and music.

For an updating list of vendors visit the Dutchtown Bazaar Facebook page. We’ll see you there!