September 2016 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER
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The Mission of Park Central Development is to partner with community stakeholders and work to strengthen and attract investment that creates and maintains vibrant neighborhoods and commercial districts in the City of St. Louis.  Park Central Development’s focal neighborhoods are Botanical Heights, Cheltenham, Central West End, Forest Park Southeast, King’s Oak, Midtown, and Tiffany, which are all located in the central corridor of the City of St. Louis.  
GROVE FEST RETURNS SATURDAY OCTOBER 1


Grove Fest, St. Louis’ highly anticipated and outrageously eclectic street festival is Saturday, October 1st.   The ELEVENTH annual festival runs from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.  The event is free to attend as always.  A suggested $5 donation will continue to improve the festival and
everyone that donates will walk away with an exclusive, limited edition token of thanks.

Park Central Development has been working hard to bring together what festival goers have come to love and expect about Grove Fest, along with a few surprises! 

The Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. main stage will feature local artists and more national recording artists than ever, such as Blackalicious, Particleand Sleepy Kitty to name a few.  Also, the new Beats Battle brought to you by local DJs is a must see.

There is fun for all ages at the Washington University Medical Center Family Area with bounce houses and slides, arts and crafts and lots of other entertainment the whole family will enjoy. In addition, Paint by Numbers is back giving attendees a chance to leave their mark on the Grove. The day holds more interactive fun with GaGa ball tournaments and skateboarding demonstrations.

Satisfy the need to shop along Merchant’s row and at Fashion Village which will feature a variety of handmade goods, local art, and fabulous clothing and accessories.

When hunger or thirst strikes, Food Village will be the next stop.  From Tapas to Afghani, there will be something to satisfy all.

Follow the event on  Facebook for more information and updates!

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON BEVO
COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 

Park Central Development staff have been working with long time property and business owners in the Bevo community to create a Community Improvement District (CID) along Gravois between Taft and Christy. This process moved one step closer this past week. The public hearing on September 29th was standing room only with overwhelming support. The Board of Alderman will have the third reading October 7th, as well as the vote.  The Bevo CID would levy a small property tax on building owners located within the CID boundaries.  The money raised will go towards safety and security and public infrastructure improvements to help revitalize the district. 



TIFFANY NEIGHBORHOOD FINISHES NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Park Central Development staff have been working closely with community stakeholders from the Tiffany neighborhood to assess the current needs and gaps in their neighborhood. The survey process is an important first step in creating a 5-year action plan based upon what the stakeholders of Tiffany have identified as the highest priority needs.  

The recent findings from the survey will provide Park Central Development with the information needed to begin drafting the action plan due by the end of the year which will summarize the action steps moving forward with our partnership and projects in the Tiffany community.                  
            PCD staff helped coordinate the Tiffany Summer Night Out on August 6 

INAUGURAL POUR+PAIR EVENT IN THE CENTRAL WEST END

Park Central Development and the Euclid South CID are organizing the first ever Pour+Pair event in the Central West End on Saturday, October 15th from 2-6 p.m. 
There is no better way to spend a crisp, St. Louis, fall day than strolling around the streets of the CWE South of Lindell while sampling the best food it has to offer and sipping on a drink carefully selected to match.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.  To purchase tickets, click here.

GROVE DEVELOPMENT FLYOVER VIDEO

Park Central Development has been working with institutional partner Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation (WUMCRC) to attract new businesses and developers to the Grove for years.  The efforts have paid off, and it is amazing to see how far the Grove has come in the last several years.  Spot your favorite businesses with exciting new developments as you fly through the Grove in this beautiful animation created by WUMCRC and Park Central Development intern Joel Glasscock. 
Click here to view the video.