Latest Bywater news and announcements

Aug 30

On Tuesday, August 25th we had the opportunity to hold an informational meeting about our plan for the Northgate Village development in the northeast neighborhood of University City, MO. We greatly appreciate those that took the time to attend and the many questions and ideas that came up during the course of our conversation. At the suggestion of some in attendance at the meeting, we are pleased to make the following information available to those that attended and to the larger community.

Overall Development Concept Presentation - From August 25th Community Meeting


Narrative Description of Development

Also, we are working on additional information that was requested by those that were in attendance and we will be posting more details in the near future, so please check back to this site soon for additional detail. This updated information will include a mapping exhibit showing all the selected properties for redevelopment (presently we are finalizing negotiations with a few owners of vacant properties). Again, we wish to remind everyone that our targeted properties are all currently vacant lots and buildings and this development will not create any form of displacement for existing neighborhood residents. Also, additional information will be added pertaining to the lease/purchase program that we will be utilizing on this development.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss in more detail please contact Aaron Burnett of Bywater Development Group at

Many thanks for your interest and we look forward to discussing more about this development with the community in the days ahead.

Dec 22

Happy Holidays From Bywater

By The Bywater Team

This past year has been most exciting and fulfilling for all of us at Bywater. In addition to adding two great new members to our own team, our work has seen steady expansion due to the tremendous growth in Bywater’s development of strategic partnerships. Our valued partners in these partnerships cut across a wide range of professional disciplines, and include non-profit and for-profit development organizations, governmental entities, an array of community-based interests, and several financial institutions. In addition, we continue to optimize our effectiveness by cultivating strong working relationships with teams of highly skilled and capable professionals and practitioners from across the country. We wish to thank all of our partners, development team member professionals, and all those that add such great value to our efforts. Without you, our affordable housing and community development endeavors would not be as creative and effective. It is our hope that you all have a great and well-deserved holiday season.

The Bywater team is looking forward to working with each of you in the year ahead and we have the highest optimism that we will share many successes and accomplishments. We wish you all a prosperous, productive and happy 2015.

Kindest regards,
 The Bywater Team

Nov 11

Welcome to Bywater

By J. David Dodson & Aaron Burnett

It is a pleasure to present to you this new website. It is our hope that this will provide you with the information you need to learn more about the core values that define our approach, the services we provide, our expertise and the dedicated and talented team of people that makes up the Bywater Development Group. As a new entry in the community development world we expect that this site will continue to evolve as our work expands. We would ask that you keep an eye on our progress by checking this site often and following us on our social media accounts. Also, you should feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about what we do, how we do it and how we can help meet your development goals.

We look forward to hearing from and working with you.

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