Lafayette Square Restoration Committee

The Lafayette Square Restoration Committee (LSRC) is your neighborhood association! We are a not-for-profit organization, which seeks to facilitate the preservation and redevelopment of Lafayette Square, respecting its special historic character and enhancing its overall livability. The purposes of the LSRC are: to foster community improvement, to encourage restoration and preservation, to re-establish Lafayette Park as a focal point, to stabilize the neighborhood, to foster civic pride, to acquire property to further its goals, and to encourage and support legislation for preservation, restoration, and improvement of the area.

Membership “business” meetings are held at 7PM on the second Tuesday in February, April, June, August, October, November, and December. New in 2017, we will be adding a neighborhood social on the second Tuesdays that are not business meetings. All the Lafayette Square organizations are invited to have informational booths and make short announcements during the social. Everyone in the Square is invited. All meetings on the second Tuesdays will be held at the SqWires Annex.

Board meetings are held at 7PM on the first Tuesday of each month at the Park House located at the corner of Mississippi and Lafayette.

The LSRC led the effort to produce the Lafayette Square Urban Plan for the neighborhood that was adopted by the City of St. Louis Planning Commission on December 5, 2001. The plan provides a set of guidelines and a roadmap of implementation actions that capitalizes on the neighborhood’s existing assets and proposed developments in adjacent areas in order to continue the revitalization of the neighborhood. Amendment #1 revises recommendations regarding land uses and zoning in the northwest corner of the neighborhood. There is a current effort to revise the Urban Plan. If you are interested in joining this effort, contact Linda Weiner at lsrc@lafayettesquare.org.

There is also a current effort to update and revise the Lafayette Square Historic Standards. Meetings are on Mondays, twice a month. If you are interested in participating, contact Suzanne Sessions for exact dates.

LSRC-Park-HouseThe Park House, lovingly restored and maintained by the LSRC.
LSRC-fountainThe Plaza Fountain, which we maintain year-round along with its garden beds.
LSRC-substationThe Park Avenue police substation, provided by the LSRC and supported by the LSBA.


Why join?

The LSRC supports many neighborhood activities. We provide:

Communication

  • Neighborhood Directory
  • Neighborhood Meetings
  • Lafayette Square Website
  • The Marquis, published twice-yearly

Historic Preservation

  • Beautification & Maintenance of Public Spaces
  • Capital Improvements
  • Development Committee
  • Problem Properties Committee

Events

  • House Tours
  • National Night Out
  • Socials after Meetings
  • Special Events

Safety

  • Block Captains
  • Police Substation
  • Security Initiatives

Volunteer opportunities

The LSRC is always open to new members and volunteers! There are many ways to help – docent for the house tour, host a social, serve on a committee, or lend a green thumb at the Plaza. Please head over to our Volunteer page to get connected!