March 2018 Luncheon

SLU's Role In Midtown Redevelopment

Brooks Goedeker, Executive Director of SLU Midtown Redevelopment Corporation will present an overview of the 353 acre redevelopment area between the two campuses of Saint Louis University. He will take us through the process they developed to review and guide development occurring in the area. He will provide updates on exciting projects like the Foundry and Chouteau's Greenway. Come hear the latest updates about this exciting project!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
11:30 AM Social and Networking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Panel and Presentation


Brooks Goedeker, Executive Director of SLU Midtown Redevelopment Corporation 


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February 2018 Luncheon

"Gravois-Jefferson: A Collective Vision On The South Side"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

11:30 AM Registration and Networking

12:00 PM Presentation

Approved for 1 CM Credit


The Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Planning process gives residents a say in how their neighborhood will look for years to come. This effort, undertaken by Rise Community Development in partnership with Dutchtown South Community Corporation, aims to gather input to produce a single community plan that will cover the area bordered by Jefferson to the east, Gravois and Grand to the west, and Meramec to the south. It encompasses Benton Park West, Gravois Park, and a northern portion of Dutchtown.

Working with elected officials as well as the City of St. Louis Planning department, the final plan will be incorporated into the city’s overall plan, as a tool to help drive investment in the neighborhood for years to come.

The process is driven by a steering committee of identified community leaders who guide how we move forward with this process.

In collaboration with local elected officials, neighborhood organizations and other community stakeholders, we are facilitating a community-driven planning process for the Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods: the area defined by Gravois on the north, Meramec on the south, Grand on the west and Jefferson on the east.  We look forward to working together on the development of a shared community vision and strategies to ensure the long-term growth and vitality of the area.

The shape below shows the boundary of the Gravois-Jefferson planning area (black line), as well as the wards represented in the area.

Over the next nine to twelve months, residents and other stakeholders in the area will be engaged to look at economic development, racial disparity, land use issues, social services, environmental concerns, transportation (including pedestrian and bicycle networks), housing, educational opportunities, community health, parks and open spaces, and much more.  The bulk of the community planning work will be done through an open public engagement process using a combination of focus groups, public roundtables, design workshops or charrettes, and open houses. 


John Cruz, Rise - Data Management Coordinator

Brian Hurd, Rise - Technical Assistance Program Manager


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January 2018 Luncheon

Bike Pilot Initiatives To Policy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
11:30 Networking and Social
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Panel and Presentation
Kemp Auditorium, Washington University Givens Hall

Process of bike pilot to policy for City of St. Louis.

Moderated by:  Matthew Bernstine, Senior Urban Designer + Project Manager, Washington University in St. Louis


Cindy Mense, Director of Programs, Trailnet
Cara Spencer, Alderman of the 20th Ward, City of St. Louis
Wendy Campbell, St. Louis Activist
Jacque Lumsden, Transportation Planner/Marketing Coordinator, CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners


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Happy Hour - APA Saint Louis University

Join your fellow planners, Saint Louis University Urban Planning Association and Alumni at Parlor in The Grove on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, from 5:30-8:00.  

Arcade, games, and fun. Appetizers will be provided by the Section. Drinks may be purchased at the bar. 

This free event is hosted by the St. Louis Metro Section of APA, but is open to anyone interested in urban planning. 

Contact: Jonathan Roper,