Design Downtown STL

Design the Future of Downtown St. Louis

At no time in recent memory has there been more momentum in Downtown St. Louis than the past few years. With an influx of new residents, park spaces, jobs, entertainment venues, and other investments, Downtown has become a place that means many things to many people; a place to live, a place to work, a place to recreate and explore. Downtown is the heart of St. Louis — the place where St. Louis comes together.

What will the next decade and beyond bring for Downtown St. Louis?

To answer that question, we launched Design Downtown STL, a roadmap for investments over the coming decade. This plan was driven by input from the community and guided by a diverse group of area leaders who have served as our Advisory Committee to help guide this process.

We began this effort by collecting important data about Downtown as we wanted to ensure that the voices of Downtown residents, business and property owners, employees, leaders, advocates, and visitors were included, as everyone experiences Downtown in different ways.

The final Design Downtown STL plan has been approved by the St. Louis Planning Commission and is now available, below! Implementation of Design Downtown STL will begin in 2021. You will find the Executive Summary and Final Plan available for individual download at their respective links. 


St. Louis Magazine: Design Downtown STL seeks public input on a new draft of its neighborhood plan
KMOV: Here’s how you can help decide the future of downtown St. Louis
St. Louis Business Journal: Downtown plan envisions street, infrastructure changes
St. Louis Public Radio: Downtown St. Louis Group Lays Out 10-Year Development Plan, Seeks Public Input
St. Louis Business Journal: Downtown civic group takes planning process virtual
KMOX: This is your chance to help create a 10-year plan for downtown St. Louis
St. Louis Magazine: Missy Kelley, CEO of Downtown STL, Inc., on the Design Downtown STL plan and the city’s changing skyline
FOX-2: Improving the vision for downtown St. Louis
FOX-2: Redo the Lou: Design Downtown STL starts planning for the future
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Efforts underway to create new revitalization ‘road map’ for downtown St. Louis


Design Downtown STL Plan for Public Comment
Design Downtown to Hold Online Open House