Crestwood designates community development grant for Lodge Pole Lane

Crestwood City Hall

Photo by Gloria Lloyd

Crestwood City Hall

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously voted April 26 to use the city’s 2023 Community Block Grant funds to address road work on Lodge Pole Lane. 

Cities and St. Louis County receive federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. The block grants are administered through the county Office of Community Development “primarily for the purpose of benefiting low and moderate income people.” Crestwood has used the funds in the past for the Home Improvement Program, an Americans with Disabilities Act ramp at city hall and for other ADA improvements involving sidewalks or furniture.

In order to receive the grant, cities have to hold a formal public hearing.

Crestwood’s 2023 grant is $23,400, which is in line with what the city has received in prior years. 

The $23,400 is part of a total $4.5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds that are allocated to St. Louis County each year. 

“Lodge Pole is one of our city streets that would qualify for this funding. The funding wouldn’t quite cover the resurfacing of the road but it would come fairly close,” Mayor Grant Mabie said.

Mabie said the pavement is due for replacement this year either way.