Special Business District
Historic Downtown Maplewood...and more!Maplewood's Special Business District includes Maplewood's Historic Downtown and a very vibrant part of South Big Bend,
Beautification and Branding
Setting the Stage
Signage, trash cans, street lights. Standards of the urban streetscape but key components of how inviting an area is to visitors.
During the last few
Banners enhance the downtown area and recently, the area was further enhanced with designs by Firecracker Press for the formerly drab electrical boxes found throughout the district.
History plays a role, too and visitors are invited to take a walk down memory lane and visit the Route 66 tribute and memorial plaques.
Events are also an important part of what the Special Business District does. Let Them Eat Art, Small Business Saturday, The Sweet Tooth Tour, The Coffee Crawl and Stringfest bring thousands of people to the area.
Special Business District Boundaries and BenefitsThe Special Business District boundaries are
Businesses within the Special Business District may qualify for facade improvement grants and building renovation grants. If you are considering a project, it is recommended that businesses consult with Laura Miller, Director of Community Development at (314) 646-3607 as benefits are added or adjusted on an annual basis.
The Special Business District now has bike racks. Thanks to a Community Development Block Grant there are three brand-new bike racks in Downtown Maplewood.
More bike racks have been added throughout our downtown thanks to a very generous grant from Trailnet.