Brickline Greenway – Community Voices
MANY VOICES. ONE VISION.
Learn more about the conversations currently taking place about the project and meet some of the community members involved in the Brickline Greenway’s creation. Get updates on events and project information and hear about opportunities to share your input by subscribing.
VOICES OF St. Louis
HEAR WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BRICKLINE GREENWAY.
Take a virtual peek at several areas along the Brickline Greenway, and hear from several of the community members and partners that are bringing this to life.
Commemorating Mill Creek Valley
In 1959, the once-thriving Mill Creek Valley neighborhood in the City of St. Louis was destroyed and its 20,000 Black residents were displaced in the name of “urban renewal.” With input from area residents and stakeholders, plus support and expertise from institutions like The Griot Museum of Black History and Missouri Historical Society, the Brickline Greenway will commemorate the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood in its former footprint along a one-mile stretch of Market Street between Compton Avenue and 22nd Street.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor of Washington University Medical Center describes the Brickline Greenway as a catalyst for equitable economic development.
Fred Pestello, Ph.D.
The President of Saint Louis University is excited by the connections and accessibility offered by the Brickline Greenway, making the university and surrounding areas even more attractive to current and prospective students, faculty, clinicians and staff from across the nation and the world.
Dr. Latonia Collins Smith
The President of Harris-Stowe State University explains the importance of the Brickline Greenway in highlighting the histories along its path, including two buildings on Harris-Stowe’s campus – the Henry Givens Administration Building and the Vashon Community Center, which date from the former Mill Creek Valley neighborhood – plus the historic Stars Park, a former Negro League baseball stadium.
The President & CEO of Cortex Innovation Community explains how the Brickline Greenway is a valuable asset to attract and retain skilled professionals to the St. Louis region.
The author of The Last Children of Mill Creek shares how the Brickline can reveal buried histories and racial truths that St. Louisans are ready to confront through courageous dialogue.