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Community Invited to Name St. Louis’s Newest District

Members of the Saint Louis University family as well as SSM Health St. Louis employees and community neighbors are being asked to name a new Midtown district that connects SLU’s north and south campuses.

The half-mile area is bordered by Laclede Avenue, Chouteau Avenue, Grand Boulevard and Vandeventer and Spring avenues. Voting will be open from March 1-12.  To see a video about the area and cast a vote, follow this link.


“With the recent addition of two new residence halls at Saint Louis University and construction underway for a new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and outpatient care center, we’re seeing renewed rejuvenation and investment in the area,” said Brooks Goedeker, executive director of the St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation.

Several projects already are under development for the district, including the City Foundry STL, Element by Westin Hotel and revitalization of the historic Armory building.

“We invite the community to be part of this project by helping choose a name for St. Louis’s newest district.”

The name of the district will be announced on March 20.

About the St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation: St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation is a Chapter 353 redevelopment corporation that encourages and supports quality new development in the area surrounding Saint Louis University and SSM Health's facilities in Midtown St. Louis.

About Saint Louis University: Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers nearly 13,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place. For more information, visit

About SSM Health: SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s more than 40,000 employees and 10,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.

With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 24 hospitals, more than 300 physician offices and other outpatient care sites, 10 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, and a health insurance company. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves.