Year: 2016 (page 2 of 8)

A Fresh Take on Liquor Licensing

DNA’s Safety Committee has been researching many issues surrounding liquor licensing over the past few months, and we wish to expand the conversation to include more DNA members who are not a part of that committee.

We want to know your thoughts on how we can prevent nuisances through a better approach to liquor licensing in our neighborhood. We want to know:   what kind of establishments that serve liquor (bars, restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores) that you want to see in the neighborhood, what kind of nuisances you wish were addressed on a more regular basis, and ideas for limiting any nuisances that may come from establishments that sell liquor.

Please plan to attend our open forum on Monday, November 21 at 6pm in the Training Room (2nd floor near Locust St. entrance) of the Downtown Central Library to share your thoughts. You may also use the form below if you cannot attend.

Election for DNA Board Members

An election will be held for the DNA Board of Directors at our annual meeting on Monday, January 9 at 6pm in the auditorium of the Downtown Central Library.

There will be 4 seats up for election with 3 of the seats being a 2-year term and 1 of the seats being a 1-year term.

You may sign up as a candidate for the board using the form below. Note:  you must be a DNA Member in good standing to be a DNA Board Member.

The nomination period has closed in accordance with the DNA Bylaws.


Town Hall Meeting

Mark your calendars for our next Town Hall Meeting on November 14 at 6pm in the Downtown Central Library.

We will be meeting in the auditorium (lower-level) of the library.

St. Louis Food Policy Coalition Presentation plus Q&A
National Geospacial Intelligence Agency Project Connect Plus Q&A
Updates from Elected Officials
Updates from DNA Committees

The post-meeting social will be at Lucas Park Grille.

You can view the Facebook event page here.

Halloween Block Party

Join your neighbors for a Halloween Block Party in Lucas Park on Saturday, October 29 from 4-8pm! This will be a great family friendly event for people in the neighborhood.
Costume contests for kiddos and pooches with prizes for the winners at 6pm, and live music will be played throughout the evening.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

New Dog Park

The Locust Business District (LBD) has been working to create and fund a new dog park near the corner of 22nd and St. Charles Street, and Ald. Ingrassia has been assisting with issues related to the park’s location and land use. DNA is assisting by gathering input about the project from nearby residents and businesses.

There may also be a possibility for DNA to facilitate the development of new commercial and/or residential building(s) nearby with the help of Ald. Ingrassia. Downtown STL, Inc. is also assisting with the potential new building(s) by providing guidance on neighborhood demographics and land use.

We will keep you posted on the progress of LBD’s new park for the dog owners at the western end of our neighborhood.

Please feel free to contact us to share your thoughts on this amenity at

Edited on 11/17/16 to better clarify the roles of each entity.

Older posts Newer posts