Brickline Greenway – Process & Team
A PROCESS OF THE PEOPLE
We’re continuing evolving to make sure our process brings equity and community to the forefront of the project.
A vision this bold takes all of us. Great Rivers Greenway is leading the effort, a regional, sales-tax funded public agency. But many partners and funding sources will help to bring this to life, including the experts on the area – the people who live and work there right now. From federal funding to private philanthropic dollars to partners that can bring expertise about equitable economic development like workforce and job training or affordable housing, this is much more than just a trail project!
From the very beginning, the Brickline Greenway project used a cycle of engagement to inform the decision-making process. Using the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) as a guide, we created a process that allowed the team to ask a variety of audiences throughout several phases; we would “Ask” for input, “Align” their feedback with project plans and “Act” through advancement of the project from phase to phase.
BRICKLINE GREENWAY PARTNERS
|City of St. Louis
|Utilities & railroads
Local & state agencies
|Destinations along the way
GREAT RIVERS GREENWAY
THIS IS THE LATEST PROJECT IN GREAT RIVERS GREENWAY’S REGIONAL NETWORK
Residents of the St. Louis region voted for and invested in a clear, bold vision – a dynamic network of connecting rivers, parks and communities, strengthening the social, economic and environmental well-being of our region. Community members proudly invest in, care for and champion greenways for years to come.
There are 45 greenways identified in the overall concept plan for a total of 600 mile network of greenways. Great Rivers Greenway is actively working on 16 of those 45. The map below shows the status of the 128 miles (and counting!) that have been built so far, with another almost 200 miles in planning.
Meet the Brickline Greenway Team
Chief Executive Officer
Susan, our fearless leader, has literally been building parks since childhood. Her credentials and past positions are plentiful, she is active with MPRA and NRPA, and loves to take hiking trips.
T. CHRISTOPHER PEOPLES
Equity + Economic Impact Director
Chris brings his professional expertise as an engineer and land surveyor, along with his interest in sustainable infrastructure, to plan and build greenways that bridge neighborhoods and connect communities. Chris will focus on the project’s impact on people, power, places and systems through decision-making at every stage in the process. He loves all things sports, and on weekends, you’ll find him outside having fun with his family and friends or at a great local rooftop dining spot!
Community Engagement Manager
Shaughnessy engages people, neighborhoods, and partners across the region so everyone has a voice in our projects. A daily walk—rain or shine—is at the top of her to do list. Don’t be surprised if you see her on a greenway near you!
Anna is the Program Manager for the Brickline Greenway project. With her background in architecture and construction management and her experience on the CityArchRiver project, she is well versed in working on public private partnership projects. Plus, she is a Master Gardener!
Karen coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation. It’s a perfect fit for someone who loves to live life outside! If she’s not gardening, hiking or riding a bike, you’ll find her at a concert at one of our region’s fabulous parks.
Brickline Greenway Framework Plan
A Roadmap for the Project & Process
Summary – Making of a Greenway:
As you check out the Framework Plan materials, please remember that this is a conceptual plan, all images are draft ideas to illustrate the ways this project could come to life. All proposed conditions imagery is copyright of Stoss.
- Late 1990s – big idea to connect Forest Park to the Arch
- 2017-2019 – Community engagement & international design competition
- 2019-2020 – Framework Plan completed, new name chosen with community
- 2020-2022 – Community engagement, planning & design, federal grants
- 2022-2024 – Design, engineering, engagement, fundraising
- 2024-2028 – Construction, plus more design, engineering, engagement, fundraising
- 2028+ – Continued progress on building beyond the first 10 miles!