“Better Block Project” Visioning/Brainstorming Session

Saturday February 22, 10am
[SDCC Office, 6008 Kingsbury Ave.]

Are you…

betterblockdenveran area resident, artist, DIYer, community activist, musician, photographer, videographer, designer, gardener, business owner, developer, real estate agent… or anyone else who cares about the Skinker DeBaliviere community?

In 2014, SDCC will be bringing a lot of people together to re-imagine part of our beloved neighborhood for a unique large-scale street event called The Better Block Project.

betterblock1Using very little money, zero permanent infrastructure and lots of community support we will demonstrate what is possible in our neighborhood, with the goal of creating lasting change. If this sounds like fun or if you want to learn more, please get in touch with us. We will hold a kick-off visioning/brainstorming session on Saturday, February 22 at 10am at the SDCC Office. RSVPs are requested but not required – for more info, contact Liz at (314) 862-5122 or sdcc@skinker-debaliviere.com.

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(Photos courtesy of betterblock.org.)

Want to learn more about the Better Block Project? Visit http://www.betterblock.org or watch this TEDx talk by Better Block co-founder Jason Roberts:

If this sounds like fun or if you want to learn more, please get in touch with us. We will hold a kick-off visioning/brainstorming session on Saturday, February 22 at 10am at the SDCC Office. RSVPs are requested but not required – for more info, contact Liz at (314) 862-5122 or sdcc@skinker-debaliviere.com.

The funding of this project is financed in part through a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the community Development Administration under the provision of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Pub L, 93-383 42 USC 5301 et seq.) and/or HOME Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended (Public Law 101-625). 

February 25: Final Public Presentation of the Neighborhood Master Plan

Tuesday, February 25, 6pm
[Grace United Methodist Church, 6199 Waterman Blvd]

 

H3 Studio will present the final draft of the master plan for the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood, including facilitated Q&A and polling about sustainability priorities. This will be the final public meeting in more than a year-long process that included multiple public meetings (as well as the Transit Oriented Development planning process for the Delmar and Forest Park/DeBaliviere Metrolink Stations). We encourage you to attend and invite your neighbors! To review the planning documents from past meetings, read planning articles, and send feedback, please click here.

February 17: Presidents’ Day Bowling for Skinker DeBaliviere

Monday February 17, 12noon-3:00pm
[Pin-Up Bowl, 6191 Delmar Blvd.]

Looking for something fun to do on your day off?? Family and friends of all ages are welcome to come out and bowl with the neighborhood!

$10 for unlimited bowling, shoe rental included. Lanes will be shared, two-game rotation. Food and drink will be for sale.  A portion of the sales from this event will be contributed to the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council.

For more info or to purchase tickets in advance contact the SDCC office at 862-5122 or sdcc@skinker-debaliviere.com.

February 14: Police & Firefighter Appreciation Luncheon

Friday February 14, 11:00am
[SDCC Office, 6008 Kingsbury Ave. at Des Peres Ave.]

 

This Valentine’s Day is the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood’s annual luncheon to show love for the Police and Firefighters who serve our community. Please stop by the SDCC office to say hello and thank the police and firefighters personally for their hard work.

Volunteers Needed! If you are available to donate a dish or volunteer during the luncheon please contact Ruth Johnson at 314-367-7267.

January 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Sunday January 19, 3:00pm
[New Cote Brilliante Church of God, 6195 Washington Blvd.]

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The SDCC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee invites neighbors and friends to its 22nd annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us for a day of music, reflection, and remembrance.Rev. Yolanda Villa, the new minister at Grace United Methodist Church, will be our keynote speaker. Neighborhood Steward Awards will be presented to Gwen LaZard, Arline Webb and John Roach. Performance by New Cote Brilliante Church Choir.

All are welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served immediately following. For more information please call SDCC at 314-862-5122 or email sdcc@skinker-debaliviere.com

January 20: MLK Day Bowling for Skinker DeBaliviere

Monday January 20, 12noon-3:00pm
[Pin-Up Bowl, 6191 Delmar Blvd.]

Family and Friends of all ages welcome! Get out of the house and come have fun with neighbors:

  • $10 for unlimited bowling
  • Lanes will be shared, two-game rotations
  • Shoe Rental Included
  • Food and Drink for Sale
  • Tickets can be purchased the day of the event or in advance, with proceeds benefiting SDCC.
  • For more info or to purchase tickets in advance contact the SDCC office at 862-5122 or sdcc@skinker-debaliviere.com

November 12: Minor Home Repair Info Session

Tuesday November 12, 6:30pm (RSVP Required)
[SDCC Office, 6008 Kingsbury Ave.]

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In 2014, a Home Repair Program will again be available to income-eligible seniors & persons with disabilities in the Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood.

Rebuilding Together will present details of their FREE Home Repair Program, answer questions, and assist candidates with their applications at this informational meeting.

For more information about the program and to obtain an application form, please visit Rebuilding Together’s website at http://www.rebuildingtogether-stl.org/recipients/homeowner-info/ or call the SDCC office at 862-5122.

Please complete your application to the best of your ability and bring it (along with copies of the required forms) to the meeting. While Skinker DeBaliviere successfully partnered with Rebuilding Together in 2012, keep in mind that they do not have the resources necessary to assist all who apply.