In The Community

Next NGA West will be located within a community of historic neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis.


Next NGA West construction site located at the intersection of N. Jefferson and Cass. Surrounding neighborhoods include St. Louis Place, Hyde Park, Jeff Vanderlou, Carr Square, and Old North St. Louis.

The Next NGA West site will be on 97 acres within historic St. Louis Place neighborhood located at the intersection of N. Jefferson and Cass avenues. Bordering neighborhoods include Hyde Park, Jeff Vanderlou, Carr Square, and Old North St. Louis.

Culturally rich and diverse neighborhoods are a distinct part of the fabric of the City of St. Louis and longtime residents are proud of their roots and family history. As a member of the St. Louis community for more than 70 years, Next NGA West is committed to preserving and enhancing the history of the area and is working to design the new campus in a way that will make it a good fit for the community. NGA has several ongoing outreach efforts to partner with local civic leaders, organizations, business owners and local schools to contribute to the long-term improvement and revitalization of these neighborhoods.

Learn more about the area's rich and diverse history.


NGA in the Community

NGA has been a proud member of the St. Louis community for more than 70 years. The agency continues its commitment to be a positive dynamic force in the region through partnerships with:

St. Louis-area Schools

More than 150 NGA West Partners in Education (PIE) volunteers participate in various K-12 outreach initiatives in more than 75 regional schools, activities, and groups. The Partners in Education Program demonstrates NGA's commitment to advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in local schools and to being a good neighbor to the communities adjacent to our facilities.

St. Louis-area Colleges and Research Institutes

NGA scientists work closely with local scientists through special collaborative research relationships with Saint Louis University, the University of Missouri –Columbia and the Boeing Company to advance science and technology.

NGA also works with several St. Louis-area colleges to identify potential future employees. NGA actively recruits at the University of Missouri St. Louis, Saint Louis University and Washington University.

St. Louis-area Businesses

NGA works with companies such as ESRI, Leidos and Harris, who maintain a presence in the St. Louis area.


Information For Residents

As site preparation and construction efforts continue, residents can contact the Citizens' Service Bureau:

Learn more about NGA's commitment to advancing education in local schools:


Hey, Neighbor!Vernon Betts

Vernon Betts, St. Louis City Sheriff and St. Louis Place resident
Photo provided by: Vernon Betts

Lifelong St. Louisan Vernon Betts has lived in St. Louis Place more than 20 years, and is “excited, delighted and tickled to death” that NGA will build its new facility in his historic neighborhood. As the Sheriff for the City of St. Louis, he is responsible for the safety and security of 31 divisional courtrooms of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court and manages 173 sworn deputies. Betts believes that the future revitalization potential for his neighborhood is finally gaining momentum and that it’s long overdue.

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More Neighbors

Meet more neighbors of St. Louis Place and surrounding communities who have been featured in past  Hey, Neighbor! articles.

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