Forest Park South Business Association

Mission Statement

The Forest Park South Business Association is a membership organization created to advance the mutual interests of commercial establishments within the area bounded by Hampton Avenue on the west, 39th Street on the east, Forest Park Avenue on the north and Interstate 44 on the south.

The Forest Park South Business Association works to:

  • Serve as a representative for businesses in community planning and improvement projects
  • Plan future growth and development of the district
  • Support and fund community events
  • Serve as an advocate for members
  • Encourage fellowship among business owners
  • Assist various charity work

Benefits of Membership

  • Networking and information sharing
  • FPSBA Perks Program
  • Direct line of communication with government officials and public services
  • Representation on numerous boards and committees within service area
  • Influence regarding grants for neighborhood improvement and development
  • Business listing on website and marketing publications
  • Invitation to sponsored events

Achievements

  • Contributed to funding and implementation of Grove entry marker on Manchester Avenue
  • Oakland Avenue way-finding and public infrastructure improvements
  • Receipt of $2.2 million streetscape improvement for Manchester Avenue
  • Receipt of $1.5 million pedestrian lighting for Manchester Avenue
  • Establishment of Prohibitive Use legislation for Forest Park Southeast area
  • Receipt of $45,000 MoDOT marketing grant
  • Receipt of $18,000 City of St. Louis commercial façade grant

Current Initiatives & Upcoming Projects

  • Working with the City of St. Louis to improve pedestrian and driver safety at the intersection of Tower Grove and Vandeventer Avenues.

Meetings

For a schedule of meetings, please click here.  Meetings take place at various locations in the service area footprint. The monthly board meeting is open to all association members.  The Association hosts three quarterly networking luncheons and one Holiday Happy Hour each year.

Please call Linda Nguyen at 314-535-5311 or e-mail linda@parkcentraldevelopment.org  to verify meeting times and locations.