Tower Grove Neighborhoods  – The Best of City Living!   

A premier location when they were founded in the late 1800s,
the Tower Grove Neighborhoods of Shaw, Tower Grove South and Southwest Garden have undergone a rebirth with the past decade’s renewed interest in city living.


TGNCDC announces Annual Poker Tournament and Bash on September 24, 2016.  

Tickets can be purchased at

The night is a Combination of a professionally run poker tournament and Community gathering event with food, drinks, and entertainment.  Tickets start at 20 for entry and 50 for entry and participation in the poker tournament. The event sold out last year, Please consider buying tickets, sponsoring or donating to our organization. Donation/Sponsorship/poster information can be found here: Donation form Donation Letter_Texas Hold Em 2016 Sponsorship form – All In For Change Sponsorship Request Poster download- TexasHoldem-Poster-2016   

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TGNCDC delivers “most comprehensive” Community Resource guide to every household in Shaw/TG South/SW Garden n’hoods!


It is finally here! Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation (TGNCDC) in partnership with STL Programs created an all-new community resource guide and directory for the residents of Shaw, Southwest Garden, and Tower Grove neighborhoods. The 80-page resource guide includes a comprehensive list maps, neighborhood association information, social services, local events, housing and historic district information, history and much more. According to Jeff Fister, President of STL Programs, this guide/directory will be the most comprehensive community resource guide ever made available to residents up to this time. Hardcopies have been published and are being distributed to over 28,000 residents on their doorstep throughout the Tower Grove Neighborhoods right now!

This initiative was founded on the principles outlined in TGNCDC’s coalition building goal to advance the Framework and Vision Plan, build awareness, and inform the public of resources available just minutes from their home. Due to the fact that information is scattered throughout the internet and not everyone is able to access that information nor has the time, TGNCDC sought to conduct comprehensive research on all the community resources available and locate them in one place that is available in the most accessible way.  Throughout the process, TGNCDC reached out to neighborhood organizations, institutions, and individuals serving the neighborhoods to get a better understanding of what services are already available and to determine any gaps and community needs. Thanks to their collaboration and dedication to their neighborhoods, TGNCDC is able to continue to support resident services throughout Tower Grove Neighborhoods.

In an effort to engage the community even more, TGNCDC created a Front Cover Photo Contest where residents, employees, and business owners had the opportunity to get their photo on the front cover of the 2016-2017 Community Resource Guide and Directory. The photo contest was judged by TGNCDC committee members and the winner was Stefanie Hammond! Congratulations!

The continued effort by residents, organizations, institutions, and TGNCDC to provide support for community resources and services is a testament to the growing strength of the neighborhood and bonds throughout the community.

Thank you for all those who contributed to this effort and the continued overwhelming support of our neighbors and throughout our community.

Here is the online version!!

Download the TGNCDC Framework and Vision Plan here

Download the TGNCDC Strategic Plan here

View our Promotional Video at


The Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation is a consolidation of Grand Oak Hill Community Corporation, Southwest Garden Housing Corporation and Shaw Neighborhood Housing Corporation.  The three organizations have served the community for over 30 years.  Now, as a combined entity, Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation continues the tradition and supports the area’s growth by promoting responsible development, affordable housing and diverse character and vibrancy in the neighborhoods surrounding Tower Grove Park. Through local development and community progress expertise, the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation serves as a resource to neighborhood residents, buyers/renters, developers, real estate agents and business owners.

Our staff is available to help answer all your community development related questions– from development incentives and details on available properties, tours of the neighborhoods, to tenant screening, nuisance property abatement, and Community Development Block Grant activities. Contact us to see how the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation can help you get connected to Shaw, Tower Grove South and Southwest Garden neighborhoods.  Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation works closely with Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association, Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association and Tower Grove South Neighborhood Association, other community organizations and elected Alderpersons in our service area.

“The Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation 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)”

Download Shaw Historic District Standards here




TGNCDC Releases RFP for Providing fixtures for the Shaw Blvd Lighting Improvement Activity supported by the Community Development Block grant from Community Development Administration.

Please review the RFP here: TGNCDC LED FIXTURES RFP Final

Shaw, Tower Grove South and Southwest Garden Community Resource Guide and Directory, Produced by STL Programs in partnership with Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC

Community Resource Guide and Directory Front Cover Photo Contest Announced!

Calling all photographers! Grab your camera, cell phone or tablets and snap some creative photos of the people, places, and things around Tower Grove Neighborhoods of Shaw, Tower Grove South and Southwest Garden. We are looking for a photo to use as the cover of the new 2017 Shaw, Tower Grove South and Southwest Garden Community Resource Guide and Directory, published by STL Programs for the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation. This booklet will be published in August and distributed to each of the approximate 13,000 households throughout the Tower Grove South, Shaw, and Southwest Garden residential community.

What Do You Win?

The winner will have their photo printed on the cover of the Guide, with their name credited inside the booklet. The winner will also receive dinner for two at a restaurant in Tower Grove South, Shaw, or Southwest Garden.

Rules: Contest is open to everyone. Entrants can submit photos of a people (release will be needed from the subject(s), building, event, park, landmark or architectural element located in the neighborhoods mentioned above. Entrants cannot submit photos of a single business or restaurant. The photo must have been taken by the person submitting it. A Photo Release will need to be signed with your entry.  By entering the photo in the contest, you are agreeing that if selected, you will allow your photo to be used in the future Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation (TGNCDC) publications, posted on the TGNCDC Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, and website. Photo credit will be given for these photos also. Please note that the photo selected may be artistically cropped or altered for publication.

Format/Specifications: We are more likely to use a photo which is vertical (portrait) in dimension to fit the cover. Please submit high resolution (200 dpi or higher) photos in JPG format. Ideal Size would be 5” wide by 7 ½” deep.

How do you Submit?

Submit your photo to by Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (DUE DATE EXTENDED)

Selecting A Winner: Winning photo will be selected by the Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC board members and representative (s) of the publisher, STL Programs. Winner will be announced by June 15, 2016.