Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District

The CID is a 165-square block area located in the center of Downtown, St. Louis. The District was established in January 2000 by property owners who were committed to providing a cleaner, safer, and more attractive environment that would protect existing assets, attract new investment, and create a more vibrant business, residential, entertainment and hospitality community in the core of Downtown St. Louis.

 

The CID, managed by The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, provides enhanced services and programs above and beyond those provided by the city of St. Louis. These programs and services include maintenance, security, economic and housing development, marketing, special events, streetscape improvements and landscaping services, among others.

The following is a summary of the major activities, initiatives and programs implemented as a direct result of the funding made available through the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District (CID). 

For the past eleven years, these CID programs and services have had a significant impact on improving the quality of life in Downtown St. Louis and helped to attract more than $5 billion in new public and private investment. Residential population within the CID has doubled. Downtown hotel room inventory has increased by 50%. Over 100 historic buildings have been restored and redeveloped. More than $60 million have been invested in streetscapes, parks and public spaces. Over 160 new restaurants, shops and services have opened.

As a result, total assessed property values within the CID have more than doubled, substantially outpacing growth rates citywide as well as in St. Louis County. Clearly, the CID plays a critical role in the continuing revitalization of Downtown St. Louis.

Re-establishing the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District
Originally authorized for a five-year term, the success of the initial CID generated strong property owner support for a second term which began in January 2005 and runs through December 2011. Now, the CID property owners have begun the legal process that will allow the District to be re-established for another term and continue its important work on behalf of property owners and stakeholders within The District.

As stipulated by Missouri state law, all current CID programs and services will cease beginning January 2012 unless more than 50% per capita of all owners of real property in the District and property owners collectively representing more than 50% of the total assessed value of real property in the District, submit a signed and notarized Petition of Support and a signed and notarized Assessment Authorization.

Accordingly, the CID Re-Establishment Package containing information and disclosures required by Missouri state law has been mailed to all property owners within the District.

The package includes the following:
A Petition & Execution for the Creation of the CID

 Appendix A - the proposed District Management Plan/Budget with description of programs and services.
 Appendix B - the proposed District map and legal description of boundaries.
 Appendix C - the list of all properties in the District with addresses; map, block and parcel numbers; assessed value; and legal descriptions. (This list is available on disc at no cost. Contact Kevin Farrell at kfarrell@downtownstl.org for a copy.)

Both Execution Pages, signed by the owner or legally authorized representative must be notarized and should be returned no later than December 1, 2010 to:

The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis
720 Olive Street, Suite 450
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
Attn: CID

When the Execution Pages have been received and the required majority of valid signatures are verified by the City of St. Louis, legislation will be submitted to the Board of Aldermen to legally re- establish the District. Upon approval by the Board of Aldermen and signature of the Mayor of the City of St. Louis in late Spring 2011, the first assessment of the next CID will be sent out in the fall of 2011. The re-established District will then begin operations in January 2012.

Property owners within the District who have not received a package or have questions regarding the CID Re-Establishment Petition, proposed Management Plan and Budget, or current or proposed CID programs and services, may call Kevin Farrell at (314) 436-6500.

The CID Board of Directors strongly support re-establishment of the Downtown CID and urge District property owners to sign and promptly returning Petitions in order to maintain uninterrupted delivery of CID programs and services and ensure continued support for your investment in Downtown St. Louis.

Thank you in for your continued commitment and support.


Click here to view the CID Management Plan

Click here for the most recent CID Progress Report or Property Owners Meeting PowerPoint

Background on the Downtown CID

The Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District was initially established in January 2000 for a five year term thru December 2004. The District has since been renewed for an additional seven year term commencing January 1, 2005 and continuing through December 2011.

Developed by downtown property owners, the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District is structured to improve and convey special benefits to properties located within the boundaries of the CID. The Community Improvement District provides new and enhanced improvements and activities, including: maintenance, security, marketing/communications, streetscape improvements, landscaping services, economic and housing development, and special events above and beyond those currently provided by the City.

Where are the boundaries of the Downtown St. Louis CID?

The renewed CID includes approximately 165 blocks. The legal boundaries of the CID are as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of 14th Street and Interstate 40/64; thence eastwardly along the centerline of Interstate 40/64 across all intervening streets to the intersection of the centerlines of Interstate 40/64 and Interstate 70; thence northwardly along the centerline of Interstate 70 across all intervening streets to the intersection of the centerlines of Interstate 70 and Cole Street; thence westwardly along the centerline of Cole Street across all intervening streets to the intersection of the centerlines of Cole Street and 14th Street; thence southwardly along the centerline of 14th Street across all intervening streets to the intersection of the centerlines of 14th Street and Delmar Boulevard; thence westwardly along the centerline of Delmar Boulevard across all intervening streets to the intersection of the centerlines of Delmar Boulevard and 18th Street; thence southwardly along the centerline of 18th Street across all intervening streets to the intersection of the centerlines of 18th Street and Chestnut Street; thence eastwardly along the centerline of Chestnut Street across all intervening streets to the intersection of the centerlines of Chestnut Street and 14th Street; thence southwardly along the centerline of 14th Street to the intersection of the centerlines of 14th Street and at Interstate 40/64, the point of beginning.

Click here for a map of the Downtown CID.