Community Development


If you are a business owner and are considering a move to Maplewood, the Community Development Department can help you.

Find out more about Maplewood's Business Services or Resident Services and Information

Contact Information: 

Send an E-mail to Rachelle L'Ecuyer

Direct Line:
(314) 646-3607
(314) 646-3676

The City of Maplewood Community Development Department Business Assistance:

  • Business assistance including working with business owners to set-up a business, addressing on-going needs and public relations. This includes but is not limited to working through zoning issues, assisting with grants and tax credit programs and carving out a PR plan for an opening or promotion.

Maplewood Special Business District:

  • Managing the Downtown Maplewood Special Business District (SBD) which includes: creating monthly SBD agendas and meeting packets for commissioners, business recruitment, budget development, branding, public relations, advertising, event development planning and management. Managing professional consultants including a retail consultant, environmental/industrial designer, graphic designer and event coordinator. 
  • Developsplans, promotes and organizes the Maplewood City and Special Business District events including: Let Them Eat Art, Stringfest, Coffee Crawl, Street Food Tour, Small Business Saturday and Sweet Tooth Tour. Continually develops new events and initiatives to help make Maplewood a shopping, dining and entertainment destination and a great place to live.

Communications/Public Relations

  • Editor of The Maple Leaf Newsletter.
  • Editor/writer of the Maplewood Foodie Guide and Special Business District Brochure
  • Manager of the City of Maplewood website and all social media.