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Hard Work Ahead

by Denny Coleman, CEO of the St. Louis Economic Partnership  I wanted to thank the hundreds of people who joined us for our Annual Meeting. It’s our way of honoring the best of what the St. Louis region has to offer and supporting the economic development of both the City and the County. We were honored … Continue reading

Buying a house? Try St. Louis County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program

The St. Louis County Office of Community Development has been working diligently help stabilize neighborhoods on the brink of decline due to the foreclosure crisis with the federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  NSP funding has been used to acquire and rehabilitate vacant foreclosed properties in targeted areas of the County to help stabilize property … Continue reading

We want to hear from you: Spot a St. Louis County road problem, Call us

St. Louis County residents play an important role in keeping our road and street system among the safest in the country. “Citizens serve as a second set of eyes for us seven days a week,” said Jeffrey Heine, a district manager with the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic’s Division of Operations. “They’re invaluable … Continue reading

St. Louis County Parks builds ADA accessible hay wagon, Makes hayrides accessible to all

Last fall, the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation carpentry crew researched, designed and built a new hay wagon that makes this annual autumn tradition available to everyone. Park Ranger Tim Emmons was one of the driving forces behind the conception of the idea. “During past hay rides, we had trouble getting individuals that had … Continue reading

County Executive Dooley Says Habitat for Humanity Partnership is Making Home Ownership a Reality for St. Louis County Residents

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis is building houses and  hope in North St. Louis County as the organization constructs multiple houses in Spanish Lake. A building blitz began this month and the goal is for the homeowners to be in their homes come Thanksgiving. The subdivision, Patrician Place, will make homeownership a reality for many. … Continue reading

County Executive Dooley Applauds New Girls Inc. Facility as an Asset in St. Louis County Extended Education

Girls Inc. of St. Louis recently unveiled its renovated St. Louis County facility aimed at expanding education opportunities for girls ages 5 to 17. Girls Inc provides summer and after-school education enrichment in subjects ranging from art to STEM (science, engineering and math). The building features a computer and science labs, a community garden, dance … Continue reading

St. Louis County Near Completion of Sappington Road Project

St. Louis County’s $1.7 million upgrade of 2.4 miles of Sappington Road will be complete this summer. The South County road is being improved between Gravois and Big Bend. When work is done, Sappington will have a new, asphalt driving surface. Nearly 650 sections of cracked or otherwise deficient sidewalk  will also be removed and … Continue reading

Lemay Aquatic Center Slated for 2015 Opening, Harsh Winter Slows Construction

There is a new opening date for the Lemay Aquatic Center and it won’t be in 2014. Due to an extremely active winter of snow, ice and frigid weather construction at the site experience delays. The pool will not open this summer as tentatively planned, said Katy Jamboretz, vice president of marketing and communications for … Continue reading

Join St. Louis County in Creating Strong Communities on May 29

The time is now to help spark change in your community so meet us on Thursday, May 29, from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. at The MET Center, located at 6347 Plymouth Ave., in Wellston for a panel on how to make a better St. Louis County. This policy forum will explore the challenges all communities … Continue reading

County Executive Dooley Tours Arch Riverfront Project with Vice President Biden

County Executive Charlie A. Dooley and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay welcomed Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to St. Louis for a tour of the progress on the riverfront/Arch rebuild recently. The $410 million Arch renovation project includes construction of a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 70 to connect downtown … Continue reading