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.



Over 300 people attended, over $65,000 raised, 36 individual sponsors and a great time celebrating neighborhoods!

Check out these FishEyeFUN photos from the event!



Download the new TGNCDC Promotional Brochure here

Download the TGNCDC Framework and Vision Plan here

Download the TGNCDC Strategic Plan here

Download the White Paper on Shaw as a Rebound Neighborhood by clicking this link: Rebound neighborhoods_STL_Webber and Swanstrom 2014

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!!



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