Beautification and Nuisance Reduction
Brightside, Sustainability, Garden Lease, Nuisance Reporting
Services and Information
Garden Lease Program
The garden lease program helps improve communities, brings neighbors together, and reduces the locations of crime, dumping and decay in neighborhoods.
Improving Vacant Land: Mow to Own 2018
Update to Mow To Own Program
Milkweeds for Monarchs
The St. Louis Butterfly Project
Mow To Own Program
Learn how owners of residential properties can acquire a vacant lot owned by LRA by maintaining it.
How to Guide to Report a Neighborhood Nuisance to the Police.
Project Blitz is an opportunity for neighbors across the city to get together to clean up the streets, alleys and vacant lots in their area year round
Report graffiti on trash container, park equipment, private property, private/commercial trash dumpster, and public property. Request to inspect a defaced city tree (tree between street and sidewalk) or a traffic sign/device.
Report Weeds and High Grass
Report Weeds and high grass on vacant properties or request inspection of occupied properties.
Residential Yard Waste Drop Off
Location and schedule for City of St. Louis residents who need to dispose of residential yard waste.
Ideas, examples, and how-to instructions for creating an exciting and innovative sustainability project in your neighborhood
Online Applications and Forms
Find Your Neighborhood Improvement Specialist
There are 28 Neighborhood Improvement Specialist (also known as NSO's) serving the City. Enter your address to find the NSO for your area, ward and other contacts.
Garden Lease Form
Standard Garden Lease Form for The Garden Lease Program allowing residents to lease LRA lots for $1.00.
Plans and Reports
City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan
The plan was adopted as a Topical Plan by the Planning Commission on January 9, 2013. It is the City’s first sustainability plan.
City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan Draft for Public Review
The draft City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan is available for public review online and at a number of locations throughout the City.
Fresh Coast Design Concepts
Renderings of how urban land might be revitalized into productive green space
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