Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff is a community of about 17,000 in southeast Missouri. With a Downtown located alongside the Black River, split by three rail lines, and having brick streets, the community has a rich transportation heritage upon which to draw. Also located Downtown is the Black River Coliseum, owned and operated by the City and home to numerous concerts, sporting events and trade shows.

Poplar Bluff was designated as a DREAM community in 2007 and has been working to establish improvements in its organizational structure, way-finding and local downtown historic district. Recent accomplishments include:

  • Forming a Downtown Development Corporation
  • Obtaining funding and hiring a downtown director for a 4-year period
  • Approving a streetscape design concept for the historic district

For more information about the Missouri DREAM Initiative activities in Poplar Bluff, please contact Doug Bagby at (573)785-7474.