Bylaws Amended to Match City’s Boundaries

The vote to amend the DNA Bylaws on Monday, July 13 passed with 38 voting “YES” and 1 voting “NO”.

Therefore, DNA’s new boundaries are as follows:

Mississippi River to the east, Chouteau Avenue on the south, Jefferson Avenue on the west, and Cole Street on the north.

DNA’s boundaries now match the boundaries the City of St. Louis uses to define Downtown and Downtown West.

Building Captain Sign-up

DNA is seeking Building Captains to reach out to people living in each building of our neighborhood. Tasks will include the following:

  • Working with building managers or homeowner associations to distribute information packets (DNA membership sign-up, voter registration, library card application, Downtown St. Louis Directory, etc.)
  • Placing flyers (meeting notices, etc.) in public areas when requested, such as elevators and common rooms
  • Distributing information via email lists of building residents, if approved by building mangers or homeowner associations
  • Attend Building Captain meetings when requested

Sign-up by filling out the form below.

July’s Meeting Agenda

We have a full agenda our next General Membership Meeting on Monday, July 13 at 6pm in the Carnegie Room (3rd floor) of the Downtown Central Library. This meeting is open to anyone who cares about downtown.

6:00 – Neighborhood Announcements & Events – Audience & Jared Opsal

6:10 – DNA Building Captains & Membership – Lu Green

6:20 – DNA Safety Committee Update – Joan Hoff & Jared Opsal

6:30 – DNA Planning & Zoning Committee Update – Josh Restivo & Bryan King

6:40 – Potential Aloe Plaza Upgrades – Ald. Christine Ingrassia

6:50 – New Protected Bike Lanes on Chestnut – Elizabeth Simons

7:00 – $180 Million Bond Issue on Aug. 4 – BoA President Lewis Reed

7:15 – Updates from Better Together – Joe Wilson

7:25 – Business from the Floor

7:30 – Vote on Bylaws Amendment Continues & Meeting Adjourns

Vote: Matching DNA Boundaries with the City

The DNA Planning & Zoning Committee has recommended to the DNA Board of Directors that we hold a vote to amend the DNA Bylaws to expand the boundaries of our neighborhood association to match the boundaries of Downtown and Downtown West that the City of St. Louis uses. We spoke about this at our General Membership Meeting in May, and we have decided to hold the vote at the end of our next General Membership Meeting on July 13.

You may view our current boundaries here.

You may view the City of St. Louis boundaries for Downtown here and Downtown West here.

If approved DNA’s new boundaries will be as follows:

Mississippi River on the east, Chouteau Ave. on the south, Jefferson Ave. on the west, and Cole Street on the north.

Click/press here to view an image of the new boundaries.

Request for Letters of Support

The DNA Board of Directors was approached by two different organizations that are both seeking a letter of support for projects they are working towards. The board is inclined to offer DNA’s support, but we first wish to open their request to comment from our members. Please alert us to any misgivings you may have in approving these requests here.

Art St. Louis

Seeking support developing a new coffee shop and art concept on Laclede’s Landing. Their belief is chalk art is a community-driven art form, and offering year round programming inside a new space at 727 N. First Street combined with a full-service cafe and espresso bar will improve increased foot traffic, retail vitality, and further establish Laclede’s Landing and the rest of downtown as a destination itself.

Downtown Urgent Care

Downtown Urgent Care is investigating turning its operation into a 24-hour urgent care facility. Currently, they are open 7am-7pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Their belief is having a 24/7 facility will improve the health outcomes of the neighborhood by providing this added medical service.

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