Services & Initiatives


The Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District (CID) works to provide a cleaner, safer, more attractive environment that protects existing investment, attracts new investment, and creates a more vibrant business and residential community in the central core of Downtown St. Louis.

The following summary provides an update on the activities, initiatives and programs implemented as a direct result of the funding made available through the CID and Downtown property owners.

Enhanced Security Programs

  • Supplemental Metropolitan St. Louis Police Patrols (Bike, Scooter, Mounted and Foot Patrols) 
  • Private Foot and Bike Patrol (CID Guides) 
  • Communication Exchange Network

Enhanced Maintenance/
Beautification Programs

  • Trash Removal (The Clean Team)
  • Graffiti Removal, Poster & Handbill Removal
  • Landscaping (Planting & Maintenance of Street Trees, Flower Baskets/Planters)
  • Purchase & Maintenance of Tree Grates, Trash Receptacles & Benches
  • Sidewalk Cleaning (Power Washing) & Repair (Matching Grants)

Economic and Housing Development

  • Office Recruitment & Retention
  • Retail/Restaurant/Services Recruitment & Retention
  • Residential Marketing
  • Developer & Investor Recruitment
  • Market Research
  • Data Collection & Distribution (Space Profile/Inventory, Office Worker/Residential Census etc.)
  • Manage & Market Financial Incentive Programs

Marketing and Communications

  • Downtown Marketing & Promotions
  • District Communications
  • Public Relations Services
  • Publications
  • Social Media Management

Special Events

  • Assistance (operations and marketing) of all downtown events
  • Solicitation and development of additional/new downtown events
  • Coordination and direction concerning the permitting process