The Community Development Administration (CDA) in St. Louis has unveiled a dynamic new logo that represents its commitment to transforming neighborhoods, making strategic investments, and serving the residents of the city. The logo features column-like figures that symbolize the people at the heart of CDA’s work, with the iconic Gateway Arch representing the unified optimism and dedication of CDA staff, partners, and residents to the St. Louis region. The logo also incorporates elements of the city’s architectural heritage, with a brick plinth representing the uplifting of residents. CDA’s mission to create an equitable and sustainable community for all is reflected in the design.
CDA, which serves as the City of St. Louis’ central hub for federal, state, and local funds, has been making significant strides in achieving the goals outlined in the 2022 Economic Justice Action Plan. With the support of ARPA funds, CDA has achieved numerous accomplishments in 2023, including awarding Neighborhood Transformation Grants to 37 projects, committing $20.2 million to the development of 952 housing units, launching the Vacancy Strategy Initiative, and investing in early childcare workforce development. The organization has also extended the Gateway Go Youth Transit Program and repaired 232 homes through its Healthy Home Repair Program.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones praised CDA’s efforts in streamlining processes, forging new partnerships, and launching initiatives that will have a lasting impact on the city. The new logo will serve as a symbol of the city’s active role in reversing decades of disinvestment in neighborhoods. Designed in collaboration with STL Style, the logo will be prominently displayed on signage at CDBG-funded social agencies, CDA-funded housing developments, and other locations throughout the city. To stay updated on CDA’s latest initiatives, residents can visit their website and subscribe to their newsletter.