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Neighborhood Meeting

Topic: Discussion on the Hampton Corridor Traffic Study (Link to Study below)
Presentation by the Lochmueller Group w/Alderman Oldenburg
Place: Online via Zoom
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7 pm

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 878 6091 7469
Call in no. 312-626-6799

  1. Go to the Link above any time between now and October 27th
  2. Fill out required information to reserve your spot (Name & Email address)
  3. Click on “Register”
  4. You will receive an email confirming your registration. Participants will need the link & meeting ID to enter the meeting.
  5. If you do not have a computer or smartphone, use the call in number listed above and you will be connected to the meeting audio.


The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of reducing traffic lanes along Hampton Avenue between Chippewa Street and Gravois Avenue. The motivation for reducing lanes or implementing a “road diet” is a desire for Hampton Avenue to more effectively serve all users of the street, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and motorists. Today, Hampton Avenue functions as an arterial street that prioritizes vehicle traffic over other modes. Hampton has two traffic lanes in each direction. Traffic signal cycles are long to accommodate through traffic. Many areas along the corridor lack adequate pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

At the same time, the land use context along Hampton Avenue is evolving. Small businesses and restaurants are reinvigorating existing commercial buildings. These new businesses, particularly the restaurants, have amplified the need for parking. Many restaurants rely upon on-street parking along Hampton Avenue to serve their patrons. Adjacent neighborhood residents are more and more seeking a walkable community and an urban experience.

Implementing a “road diet” along Hampton Avenue would reduce traffic speeds, improve safety, and promote a more welcoming environment for non-motorized users of the street. This study objectively evaluates the feasibility of a “road diet” along the Hampton Avenue corridor by detailing its anticipated benefits and impacts to traffic.


The study runs along Hampton Avenue from Chippewa Street to the north to Gravois Avenue to the south. This area touches both Ward 16 and Ward 12 of the City of St. Louis and three neighborhoods – St. Louis Hills, Princeton Heights, and South Hampton. The surrounding neighborhoods are mostly single-family. The northern portion of the corridor is commercial including large retail centers with off-street parking, such as the Hampton Village Shopping Center. The middle portion contains small-scale commercial uses with buildings abutting the sidewalks and on- street parking. The southern portion of the corridor is lined with mostly residential uses and Willmore Park.

Run for the Hills 2020

Friends of Francis Park and the St Louis Hills Neighborhood Association welcomes you to join us for our Run for the Hills 5k Run this September. With many of our events and park fundraisers canceled because of the pandemic, we believe the Run of 2020 must go on! For the well-being and safety of our runners and volunteers, this year’s version will look much different but will still keep the tradition alive for the 29th consecutive year. 100% of the money raised from the Run for the Hills is spent directly on Francis Park.

Registration Link: 
Click here to view the Run Map

What’s different in 2020?

Registrants for the Run for the Hills will receive a course map with registration and will be able to run the 5K race on their own schedule between September 12 and September 19.

Using the map provided as your guide, run the 5K course that starts at the intersection of Donovan and Itaska Streets, winds around Francis Park and through the St. Louis Hills neighborhood and ends at Nottingham and Tamm Avenues.

There will be no 1 Mile Walk & Fun Run or Competitive Youth Run this year.

Please be mindful that there will be no streets blocked to vehicular traffic and no volunteers or emergency vehicles will be present along the course. Please adhere to the conditions of the road–including traffic and weather conditions–and use sidewalks where appropriate.

What makes the Run for the Hills the best 5k in StL? ↙️
☀️You are so ready for this- you’ve been training all spring and summer!
☀️A fast course winding through the beautiful hills!
☀️The very most popular t-shirt in St Louis Hills will be back!
☀️You are supporting the park which has been an essential part of your life, especially in 2020. 100% of the money raised from the Run for the Hills is spent directly on our treasured neighborhood centerpiece, Francis Park. As most if not all of our park fundraisers have been wiped out this year, this may be our only park fundraiser in 2020.
☀️Received the Best Neighborhood Support Award over all other St Louis metro area races! I hope we can live up to that distinction again in 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 03/21/2020

St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Residents/Friends

In an effort to comply with the (COVID-19, Social Distancing) City and County requirements effective, 3/23/20 and to keep our residents safe, the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association (SLHNA) has cancelled ALL Meetings, Committee Meetings and Events, for the remainder of March through April 22nd. 

This includes the SLHNA General Meeting and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

On behalf of the SLHNA Board Members, Executive Committee, and Committees our utmost concern is your safety during this time. Our sincere appreciation to those in the Emergency Services fields, pharmaceuticals, and other services who are still maintaining these necessities for the public. 

If I may be of service or answer questions feel free to email me directly.


Nancy Vordtriede
President SLHNA

2019 Holiday Party

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