Brickline Greenway – Voices of St. Louis

BRICKLINE VOICES

VOICES OF St. Louis

There are many voices guiding this project… listen to a few of them here to learn how the Brickline Greenway will impact St. Louisans:

Brickline Tour

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.

Sam Fiorello

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.

Brian Phillips

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.

Gerard Craft

This award winning chef and restaurateur is a greenway enthusiast and is excited about the cultural connections the Brickline will bring.

Andre Alexander

As president of the Tabernacle Development Corporation, Andre Alexander is excited about the connections the Brickline Greenway will provide to neighborhoods in North St. Louis.

Steve Smith

CEO of the Lawrence Group who is leading the City Foundry STL development in the vibrant Cortex innovation district, is excited about how the Brickline Greenway will enable people to easily get to and from places where we live, work and play.

Deborah Patterson

The former Vice President of Global Contributions and Employee Engagement at Monsanto is inspired by the collaboration that has taken place within the Brickline Greenway planning process.

Vivian Gibson

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.

Flint Fowler

The President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis discusses the essential role that engagement plays in building stronger communities.

Eric Bailey

The President of Bailey Strategic Innovations Group discusses the framework for equity and inclusion that has been central to the Brickline Greenway planning process.

Brianna Brown

Kranzberg Arts Foundation Resident Artist Brianna Brown is  excited by the cultural connections the Brickline Greenway will provide.

Sue Wong Shackleford

The Brickline Greenway will tie together many great destinations within the City of St. Louis and Sue Wong Shackelford, owner and chef of the soon-to-open City Taco Shack at City Foundry STL, is just one person excited by this project’s transformational possibilities.

Lois Conley

The Founder and Executive Director of the Griot Museum of Black History looks forward to the new connections the greenway will provide and the opportunities that will come with it.

Dr Collins Smith_HSSU_Brickline video testimonial