Funder: Danforth Foundation
Award Amount: $1.7 million (FY2002-FY2005)
Topic: Create community action plans for targeted St. Louis City neighborhoods
“Despite the lofty goals of the Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative, uneven development has characterized revitalization efforts in the target neighborhoods”, according to Dr. Scott Cummings of Saint Louis University in the critically acclaimed book distributed by the Missouri Historical Society Press, St. Louis Metromorphosis: Past Trends and Future Directions (2004).
St. Louis 2004 was a movement to make St. Louis a leading region in the 21st century, using the year 2004 as a deadline. Its mission was transform the St. Louis region into a great place in which people want to live and even to move. More than 1,200 volunteers input more than 100 ideas to achieve that goal.
Graphic: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 17, 1998.