In our April meeting we discussed a variety of opportunities to be involved in the neighborhood through committees and upcoming events, and had guest speakers present on Future64, a transportation study and project within the central corridor of St. Louis.

FPSE Neighborhood Business

Treasurer’s Report (Rachel Siegert)

  • Rachel reviewed last month’s report
  • We had a generous donation of $100, and only out Zoom expenses
  • Dan noted that community members can donate or become a dues-paying members at any time. Membership is pay-what-you-can. You can donate or become a member via$FPSENA. If you’d like to pay or donate via cash/check, please email 

Community News and Updates (Dan Doelling)

  • Lacy Cagle, Executive Director at City Greens Market, reminded all the City Greens Market is open and hosting events on their patio
    • City Greens operates with funding from the Nature’s Path Grant 
    • Be on the look-out for Meet Your Farmer events
    • A give STL Day celebration will be on May 5th and is family friendly 
    • More information can be found at
  • Dan shared information about Park Central Development’s free seasonal exterior maintenance for seniors. Any questions can be directed to Nanyamka Brown at 314-643-8261 or 
  • Dan noted upcoming neighborhood events:
    • Neighborhood Clean-Up (May 21)
      • Will focus on King-Oak
      • Meet at the corner of Manchester & Newstead at 10:00am
      • Spread the word!
    • Neighborhood Flower Planting (May 22)
      • Working with operations Bright Side
      • Community members are asked to recommend any public spaces that are good candidates for planting. 
    • Soft Openings (TBD)
    • Neighborhood Night Out (Sept 3)
    • Tree Painting (TBD)
  • Dan called for Event Committee members. To join the committee email or fill out the email form on our homepage here
  • Safety is a priority for us all. Help us develop block solutions to reduce block crime and join the start of the Public Safety Committee. Reply if you’re interested email or fill out the email form on our homepage here

Ward 17 Updates (Dan Doelling)

  • Office Hours will be held on 4/21 at 4:30 at City Greens Market
  • A development meeting will be held to discuss the Lindell/Kingshighway development on 4/26 at the Schlafly Library Branch 
  • A harm reduction kick-off session, in response to fentanyl overdoses in the ward, will be held on 4/30 at the Cortex Assembly Innovation Hall 
  • A City Garden Montessori block party for school building expansion will be held on 5/7 at 209 Folsom Ave. 
  • The 2021 17th Ward Alderwoman Annual Report will be available in May
  • All community members are invited to join the alderperson’s mailing list by visiting 
  • All community members are invited to apply for the FPSE Infrastructure Committee. Those interested can fill out the application or email 
    • A community member requested the committee specifically focus on the 4400 blocks of Swan and Norfolk 
  • Application for the alderperson’s Development Committee will be available in mid-May

Crime and Safety Report (Officer Walker)

  • Officer Walker noted the car break-ins are picking up with the nicer weather
  • Officer Walker reminded community members not to keep valuables in cars, especially along the Manchester corridor
  • Officer Walker reviewed crime reports from last month 
  • On 5/21 Officer Walker will be hosting an event at Gravois Plaza 
    • Gun locks will be given away at this event 
  • Officer Walker reminded community members that the department requires 3 calls per year regarding airbnb activity, in order to further investigate
  • Officer Walker requested the any burglaries be reported immediately 
  • Officer Walker can be reached at 314-444-0107 or

Neighborhood Updates (Ron Coleman)

  • Ron Coleman introduced himself to the community as the Neighborhood Improvement Specialist 
  • Any concerns, complaints, or observations can be directed to Ron 
  • Ron reminded all community members that the labor shortage continues to impact many city services (including recycling) 
  • Ron noted that the city has programs for tree planting in the neighborhood
    • Ron encouraged community members to call him or the Citizens’ Service Bureau to get on the list for the next planting season 
    • Dan clarified that the Neighborhood Association’s efforts are to coordinate with the forestry department and Forest ReLeaf to plant trees ourselves 
  • Community members can reach Ron at (314) 657-1361 or 


MoDOT Infrastructure Project “Future64” (Chandra Taylor and Shaun Tooley with Vector Communications; Jennifer Wade with MoDOT; Andrew Potthast with HDR)

    • Chandra introduced the team and shared a Future64 Study Presentation 
    • Future64 is a 13 month PEL study along I-64 between Kingshighway and Jefferson, focused on aging infrastructure and current usage
    • Partners include The City of St. Louis, East-West Gateway, Great Rivers Greenway, and Metro
    • Technical tasks of the study include analysis of existing conditions, traffic forecasting, community assessments, and environmental analysis 
    • Public engagement tasks include stakeholder interviews, public meetings, and online engagement 
      • All community members are encouraged to take a 5 minute commuter survey can be taken online at Future64 Commuter Survey
  • Shaun continued, noting that in order to receive any federal funds, this study is the first required milestone
  • Additional information including engagement meeting dates can be found at 
  • The study is scheduled to continue with public meetings and engagement through January of 2023.

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