Sustainable Land Lab to address vacant properties in St. Louis​

Teams to choose from six lots in Crown Square area, adjacent to historic Crown Candy Kitchen, for demonstration projects

The City of St. Louis estimates more than 10,000 vacant parcels have come into its ownership through tax foreclosure — and nearly 20 percent of all property within city limits is vacant.

A new joint program between the City of St. Louis and the Washington University in St. Louis Office of Sustainability seeks to reframe the issue: turning vacant land into an opportunity that inspires innovative thinking and catalyzes tangible demonstration projects.