Grove CID

What is the Grove Community Improvement District?

The Grove CID is a political subdivision of the State of Missouri established by the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen, and approved by the Mayor, at the request of a majority of the property owners in the proposed district and after a duly noticed public hearing.

See the “Community Improvement District Act” (the “CID Act”) codified as Sections 67.1401 to 67.1571 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri (the “RSMo”).

Also see: The Grove CID Petition Filing with the City of St. Louis (the “Petition”) and St. Louis City Ordinance 68107 (the “Ordinance”) establishing the Grove CID.

Where is the Grove CID located?

The Grove CID is located in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood in the City of St. Louis. The CID boundaries generally run along both sides of Manchester between Kingshighway on the west and slightly past Vandeventer on the east. Please click on the link below to view all the parcels of land located in the CID.

Grove CID map

Who runs the Grove CID?

The Grove CID is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors (the “Board” or the “Directors”) originally named in the Ordinance and thus appointed; but hereafter all successor Directors will be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. All Directors must be property owners and/or business operators within the District, or their representatives.

How is the Grove CID funded?

The Grove CID is funded primarily by a 1% Sales Tax approved by the registered voters residing in the District and collected on all retail sales in the District, and an annual Special Assessment imposed on District real property; however, direct appropriations of revenue from the City of St. Louis, private tax-deductible cash donations and grants are also accepted.

What can the Grove CID do?

The CID may fund and/or manage a number of services and projects within the District including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Provide security patrols, personnel & equipment;
  • Provide for weed abatement, litter control and additional trash collection;
  • Provide additional off-street parking;
  • Market CID businesses;
  • Fund special events; and
  • Promote business retention and development.

For a complete list of CID powers see: Section 67.1461, RSMo.

What is the Special Use ordinance?

Much of the Grove CID area and parts of Forest Park Southeast are under the Special Use ordinance, restricting the types of businesses that are permitted in the neighborhood. View the ordinance here.

More information on the Grove CID Annual Real Estate Special Assessments

The Grove CID Petition Filling with the City of St. Louis, incorporated by reference as part of St. Louis City Ordinance 68107, provides: 1) that Special Assessments will be based on the combination of square footage of each parcel of real estate and the square footage of the first floor of the main building, in any, located on each parcel; and 2) that there will be three (3) classes of real property within the District for purposes of such annual Special Assessment, which classes will be distinguished on the basis of the use of each parcel of property as tax-exempt, wholesale business, and general. The tax-exempt class shall consist of all parcels within the District classified as tax-exempt by the Assessor (the “Tax-Exempt Class”). The wholesale business class shall consist of all parcels within the District classified as commercial property by the Assessor and upon which a business is operated that has thirty percent (30%) or more of its annual sales for the prior year made at wholesale (goods for resale) and which sales are not subject to the sales and use tax pursuant to Chapter 144 of the Revised Statues of the State of Missouri, as amended, (the “Wholesale Class”) as determined by the Board. The general class shall consist of all parcels within the District that are not included in the Tax-Exempt Class or the Wholesale Class (the “General Class”).

At the conclusion of a duly noticed process authorized by Resolution 2009-03, the Board classified all parcels in the District and set the 2009 assessment rates for said classifications with the adoption of Resolution 2009-08, as follows:

Class Per square footage
of the Unit
Per square footage of first floor of
building located on the Unit
Tax-Exempt $0.000000 $0.000000
Wholesale $0.012025 $0.049950
General $0.032500 $0.135000

Following the adoption of Resolution 2009-08, the Board mailed an “impact statement” to each property owner to be so assessed notifying them of their specific Special Assessment amount due no later that December 31, 2009.

Grove CID Documents & Designations

Following The Grove CID Petition Filing with the City of St. Louis and the conclusion of a duly noticed public hearing pursuant to the “Community Improvement District Act,” the District was established as a political subdivision of the State of Missouri by the Board of Aldermen’s adoption of St. Louis City Ordinance 68107 sponsored by 17th Ward Alderman Joseph D. Roddy and approved by Mayor Francis G. Slay on July 28, 2008.

While not officially a part of the Grove Community Improvement District legislation, The Grove Special Use District – Ordinance 67924 (BB343FS 07-08) is an important zoning overlay that, along with the Zoning Code of the City of St. Louis, regulates certain prohibited and conditional uses in the CID.

Similarly, certain buildings in the Grove CID have been added to the Forest Park Southeast National Register District even though they have not been designated as an historic district by the City of St. Louis. See National Register Listings in the City of St. Louis on the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office’s website.

While the original National Register District, generally bounded by Kingshighway, Chouteau, Sarah and the property lines north of Manchester, did not include any properties in the Grove CID (see Map of FPSENRD – Dec 20 2001 ), Boundary Increases Numbers 1 and 2 added many buildings located in the CID. The first Boundary Increase to the District added the buildings along the north side of Manchester from Arco to Newstead and along the south side of Manchester from Kentucky to Newstead (see Map of FPSENRD Increase I – Jun 16 2005); and the second Boundary Increase added eight mid-block buildings along the north side of Manchester, i.e., 4121-25, 4127-29, 4131, 4133/35, 4137, 4139, 4143 & 4145 Manchester, and four buildings just west of Taylor, i.e., 4501-07 & 4509-11 Manchester on the north and 4510 & 4512-14 Manchester on the south (see Map of FPSENRD Increase 2 – Feb 7 2007).


Grove CID Annual Budgets

2015-2016 - Exhibit A from Resolution 2015-02

2014-2015 - Exhibit A from Resolution 2014-01

2013-2014 - Exhibit A from Resolution 2013-04

2012-2013- Exhibit A from Resolution 2012-4

2011-2012 – Exhibit A from Resolution 2011-3

2010-2011 – Exhibit A from Resolution 2010-11

2009-2010 – Exhibit A from Resolution 2009-13

2008-2009 – Exhibit A from Resolution 2009-15


Grove CID Annual Reports

FY2008 Grove CID Audit

FY 2008-2009 Annual Report: Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009

FY 2009-2010 Annual Report: Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2010

FY 2010-2011 Annual Report: Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2011


Grove CID Resolutions


Resolution 2013-01 : Adoption of Updated Five-Year Plan

Resolution 2013-02 : Adoption of Proposed Annual Budget

Resolution 2013-03 : Ten Year Special Assessment Renewal Sought

Resolution 2013-04 : Adoption of Annual Budget

Resolution 2013-05 : Authorization of Special Assessment Extension

Resolution 2013-06 : Special Assessment Classification

Resolution 2013-07 : Amendment to Special Assessment Classifications


Resolution 2012-1: Slate of Successor Directors

Resolution 2012-2: Special Assessment Classification

Resolution 2012-3: Budget Proposal Estimation

Resolution 2012-4: Budget

Resolution 2012-5: New Board Member-Barzantny

Resolution 2012-6: Officer Election

Resolution 2012-7: Event Sub-Committee Structure

Resolution 2012-8: Special Events being overtaken and paid for by the CID


Resolution 2011-1: Special Assessments

Resolution 2011-2: Proposed Annual Budget

Resolution 2011-3: 2011-2012 Annual Budget

Resolution 2011-4: 2010-2011 Annual Report


Resolution 2010-01 : Amendment to Special Assessment Classifications

Resolution 2010-02 : 2010 Special Assessment Classifications Approval & Rates Imposed

Resolution 2010-03 : Proposed FY 2010-2011 Annual Budget

Resolution 2010-04 : GPS Monitoring of Security Patrols

Resolution 2010-05 : Beautification of Manchester/Sarah Parking Lot

Resolution 2010-06 : Gold Sponsorship of Tour de Grove

Resolution 2010-07 : New Planters for Manchester Avenue

Resolution 2010-08 : Slate of Successor Directors (2010-2014)

Resolution 2010-09 : Tour de Grove Local Organizing Committee Donation

Resolution 2010-10 : Officers for 2010-2011 Elected

Resolution 2010-11 : FY2010 Budget Adopted

Resolution 2010-12: Amending 2009-01 Establishing Marketing Committee

Resolution 2010-13: Bank Signature Eligibility

Resolution 2010-14: Additional Security Patrols

Resolution 2010-15: Annual Report



Resolution 2009-01 : Marketing Committee Established

Resolution 2009-02 : Nominations Committee Established

Resolution 2009-03 : Procedures for Special Assessment Classifications Adopted

Resolution 2009-04 : Proposed FY2009 Budget Adopted (Amended by 09-09)

Resolution 2009-05 : Safety & Security Committee Established

Resolution 2009-06 : Public Services Committee Established

Resolution 2009-07 : RFP for Legal Services Authorized

Resolution 2009-08 : Special Assessment Classifications Approved & Rates Imposed

Resolution 2009-09 : Proposed FY2009 Budget Amended

Resolution 2009-10 : RFP for Security Patrols Authorized

Resolution 2009-11 : Legal Services Letter of Commitment Authorized

Resolution 2009-12 : Directors & Officers Insurance Purchased

Resolution 2009-13 : FY2009 Budget Adopted (Amended by 09-18)

Resolution 2009-14 : Security Patrols Agreements Authorized (Extended by 09-20)

Resolution 2009-15 : FY2008 Budget Amended

Resolution 2009-16 : Officers for 2009-10 Elected

Resolution 2009-17 : Grovefest 2009 Expenditure of $5,000 Approved

Resolution 2009-18 : Amendment #1 to FY2009 Budget (Litter & Weeds)

Resolution 2009-19 : Litter Control & Weed Abatement Agreements Authorized

Resolution 2009-20 : Security Patrols Agreements Extended to June 20,2010

Resolution 2009-21 : Annual Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2009 Adopted

Resolution 2009-22 : FY2008 Audit Agreement Authorized

Resolution 2009-23 : Gift Acceptance Policies & Guidelines Adopted

Resolution 2009-24 : Amendment #2 to FY2009 Budget (Marketing & Special Events)

Resolution 2009-25 : Amendment #3 to FY2009 Budget (Public Improvements)

Resolution 2009-26: Conflict of Interest Policy Adopted

Resolution 2009-27 : Monthly Meeting Dates Policy Amended



Resolution 2008-01 : Officers for 2008-09 Elected

Resolution 2008-02 : By-Laws Adopted

Resolution 2008-03 : Sales Tax Election Authorized

Resolution 2008-04 : Special Assessment Authorized

Resolution 2008-05 : Bank Accounts and Trust Funds Authorized

Resolution 2008-06 : Open Meetings & Records Policy Adopted

Resolution 2008-07 : FY2008 Budget Adopted (Amended by 09-15)

Resolution 2008-08 : Directors & Officers Insurance Authorized

Resolution 2008-09 : Monthly Meeting Dates Established (Amended by 09-27)

Resolution 2008-10 : Executive & Finance Committees Established

Resolution 2008-11 : Nominations Committee Established (Amended by 09-02)



Documents Regarding the Creation of the Grove CID

Copy of Ordinance 68107 for the Grove CID

The Grove CID Petition Filling with the City of St. Louis



Grove Quote

The Grove is a neighborhood that’s a small enough pond where every fish counts- where your positive time & efforts invested can turn into immediate visible results. It’s rewarding to be able to work alongside all of the stakeholders who collaborate together passionately and who care as much to see this important and historic part of our city revitalize. — Chip Schloss, Atomic Cowboy

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