Real Estate Development

Real estate development involves assembling, temporarily managing, and disposing of vacant land for the purpose of stabilizing neighborhoods and encouraging reuse of urban property.

What We Do

St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) facilitates real estate development throughout the City of St. Louis. It is the goal of SLDC to bring all City property into productive and effective use using a variety of tools and resources.

Agency properties are acquired in the name of the Land Reutilization Authority (LRA), the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA), and the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA).

SLDC, through the LRA, manages, maintains, markets, and sells agency-owned vacant and abandoned buildings and property. LRA has the authority to carry out these functions through the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 92, Section 92.875

For information and general questions on purchasing agency owned properties, call the LRA Receptionist at (314) 657-3721

Notice of Funding

The (preparation) (funding) of this project report, map, document, etc., (is) (was) financed (in part) (wholly) 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).

News and Announcements

Generating New Revenues: Mow to Own 2019
The LRA helps private citizens get vacant lots back on the City’s tax roll with the Mow to Own Program.

LRA To Reauthorize Garden Lease Program
Seeking Public Comments between 4/25-5/23

Improving Vacant Land: Mow to Own 2018
Update to Mow To Own Program

Finest 15 partnership between LRA and SLACO neighborhood committee results in first home sale in Walnut Park West
"Finest 15" partnership between LRA and SLACO neighborhood committee results in first home sale in Walnut Park West

Updated LRA-Owned Property Search Tool is Now Available
Updates to the land bank search tool include a clickable map showing nearby LRA properties, photo galleries, and the ability to select property types.

Tackling Vacancy: St. Louis Land Bank Assessment
Study Offers Recommendations for Implementation

City of St. Louis Welcomes Urban Tree Farmers to Vacant Land
Fresh Coast Capital Begins Planting

Tackling Vacancy: Mow to Own
LRA Land Available to City Property Owners who Promise to Maintain It

Hyde Park Revitalization
Building Homes...Building Community

Update: A Place to Grow
The International Institutes’ Global Farm Program is nurturing sustainable and diverse communities.

A Strong Sense of Place
Two adjoining, vacant LRA lots are purchased and converted into a dream home.

Create Your own Urban Garden
The Land Reutilization Authority is offering vacant lots to residents through their Garden Lease Program.

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LRA - Before and After Properties Gallery

Gatewood Gardens Cemetery

Gatewood Gardens Cemetery was acquired by the City of St. Louis Land Reutilization Authority (LRA) in 1996 and the LRA maintains the land and the records of the cemetery. Burials are for those families who already own lots. The cemetery is located at 7133 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116.

Search the Gatewood Gardens Cemetery records.

Contact Information


Phone: (314) 657-3721
Fax: (314) 613-7011

8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

1520 Market St., Suite 2000
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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