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.
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.
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.
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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