Reducing LRA

The 20th Ward was home to 207 vacant city-owned properties when I took office. Since that time, we have sold 66 of those properties and have another 27 under contract. That’s over 40% of our City-owned inventory in just four years.

We are getting the City out of the land ownership business and putting people back into our dilapidated buildings here in the 20th Ward!!

ReBuilding from within

Building Permits Up!

Since taking office in 2015, building permits for the 20th Ward have gone up more than 7-fold from less than $1M in 2014 to over $6M in 2017. Fiscal Year 2018 shows month over month growth for each month. Most of this work is in rehab projects -- addressing vacancy through investment.

Chippewa Park kicks off

$12.8M in Rehab Work

A $12.8 million rehab of 16 vacant buildings in the south St. Louis neighborhoods of Dutchtown and Gravois Park is kicking off.

The Chippewa Park project is a partnership of Rise Community Development and Chris Shearman of Lutheran Development Group. It’s one of several redevelopments proposed in the corridor along the eastern portion of Chippewa Street, including plans from Cherokee Street property owner Jason Deem to rehab several buildings in the area.

Grandveiw Arcade building in Gravois Park


Long time vacant beauty --- rescued by local developer.

Garcia Properties just bought Grandview Arcade on S. Grand in the Gravois Park neighborhood. Plans to develop into commercial and live spaces, construction to start later this year.

Check out more here.