UrbanMain is an initiative to enhance the economic, social, cultural, and environmental well-being of Downtown Dutchtown. The program is a partnership between DT2 • Downtown Dutchtown and Missouri Main Street Connection, and is the first of its kind in Missouri.

Over the next few years, DT2 and MMSC will develop plans to bring vitality back to Downtown Dutchtown, generally considered to be the area along Meramec Street between Grand and Broadway. The planning will utilize Missouri Main Street’s four point approach: organization, economic vitality, design, and promotion.

A map of the Downtown Dutchtown area in the Dutchtown neighborhood of St. Louis.
The approximate area we call Downtown Dutchtown.

The UrbanMain Initiative will be guided by a steering committee made up of residents and professionals with a vested interest in the present and future of Dutchtown, working together with the DT2 Board of Directors and MMSC.

Currently, we are conducting a survey to find out what people think about Downtown Dutchtown now and what they’d like to see for its future. If you’ve ever lived, worked, or shopped in Downtown Dutchtown, we’d appreciate your feedback.

Take our survey

Over the coming months and years, we will host events and meetings to gather additional feedback and provide opportunities to participate in this exciting program. Please join us in planning a bright future for Downtown Dutchtown.

Dutchtown Growth Manager

As part of the Urban Main program, DT2 and the Dutchtown CID have hired a Dutchtown Growth Manager. The Growth Manager will help to engage with the community and implement Missouri Main Street’s four point approach.