neighborhood revitalization

Historic Preservation
5:12 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

East St. Louis Downtown District Awaits Listing On National Register Of Historic Places

The Majestic Theatre is part of the Downtown East St. Louis Historic District.
Credit Michael Allen, Preservation Research Office

A part of downtown East St. Louis will likely be listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the end of September, and city officials hope that designation will spark revitalization.

The Downtown East St. Louis Historic District encompasses two blocks of Collinsville Avenue, a block and a half of Missouri Avenue and the south side of one block of St. Louis Avenue.

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fort gondo
10:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

STL Art Game-Changers: Fort Gondo’s Cherokee Street Crusaders

Jessica Baran and Galen Gondolfi
Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio

Making art transforms artists. It can also revolutionize the world around them. St.

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St. Louis On the Air
11:13 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Discussion: What Makes A Neighborhood A Community?

The Old North Neighborhood today
Courtesy of the Old North Restoration Group

As the population of St. Louis began to shift away from the city’s core in the 1970s, many of the city’s older neighborhoods entered a state of decline. But now, thanks in part to a renewed interest in the city’s older neighborhoods, many are experiencing renewal.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:49 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Group Seeking To Revitalize MLK Drive Looks To Hydroponics For Economic Push

Proposed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Park aerial view illustration, to be placed at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Lauer Architecture

If all goes according to plan, a hydroponics factory could soon be located on Martin Luther King Drive. It’s the newest effort by St. Louis nonprofit Beloved Streets of America to revitalize the street.

At first the factory would be located at 5901 MLK, in the back of Beloved Streets headquarters.

“It’s a big building that can be used for multiple purposes,” Beloved Streets president Melvin White said.

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Luminary Center
3:46 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

St. Louis’ Luminary Founder Shares How-To Advice After Buying Cherokee Arts Space

James McAnally
Credit Provided by M. McAnally

The Luminary Center for the Arts credits numerous supporters, volunteers and long-range thinking for the purchase of its own building.

To be successful in the arts, a business head can be as important as a creative mind.

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Community Development
1:07 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

Community Leaders, Local Officials Gather To Share Ideas On Building Stronger Neighborhoods

NathanReed Flickr

Community leaders and local politicians from across the St. Louis region gathered at Harris Stowe University on Saturday to network and share ideas on how to build stronger neighborhoods.

The day-long event was organized by the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) and geared toward building connected neighborhoods from the ground up.  

SLAYCO’s Executive Director, Nancy Thompson, said developing relationships between stakeholders is critical to the region as a whole.  

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St. Louis on the Air
4:37 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Research On Revitalized St. Louis Neighborhoods Shows Pathways To Renewal

A corner of the Central West End neighborhood.
(Via Flickr/pasa47)

Drive through the streets of St. Louis, and it becomes obvious that some neighborhoods are doing better than others. Overall, population is down in the city and inner ring of suburbs. But there are pockets of growth and renewal that have popped up.

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