Brickline Greenway – Info & Updates
ALL OF THE EXCITING CONNECTIONS
POSSIBLE ROUTES FOR THE BRICKLINE GREENWAY, PLUS PARTNER PROJECTS AND OTHER GREENWAYS AND DESTINATIONSBrickline Greenway Destinations Map
ACTIVE PROJECT SEGMENTS
Central Connector: Market Street
The one-mile segment along Market Street from Compton Ave, at the campus of Harris-Stowe State University to 20th Street, at CITYPARK (the home of St. Louis CITY SC) is divided into two parts:
20th to 22nd Street, at CITYPARK Stadium, is finished! Learn more about the incredible Pillars of the Valley art installation there.
For 22nd to Compton Ave, design is underway, construction to begin in 2024.
The segment from Fairground Park south to the Grand MetroLink Station and east to NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) is driven by community engagement. We’re focusing on taking stock of existing conditions and partners, engaging one-on-one with stakeholders and community leaders and planning for future engagement, both now and when we can connect in real life again. Design is underway, federal funding has been secured.
central connector: MetroLink Corridor
The segment from the Cortex MetroLink Station east toward the Grand MetroLink Station is in planning and design now, with federal funding in place and construction slated to begin in 2025.
Shown in light green, two partner connectors will be great for the project. The Tower Grove Connector (led by City of St. Louis and Greater St. Louis Inc) will go along Tower Grove Ave and Vandeventer Ave, eventually up Sarah St to connect to Brickline Greenway.
And the 20th Street project, led by the City of St. Louis, will complete the initial loop on the east side of the project.
Brickline Greenway Updates
MILL CREEK VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD’S FORMER RESIDENTS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES IN THIS FEATURE FROM PBS NEWSHOUR
Through interviews with former Mill Creek Valley residents who were children at the time of the neighborhood’s demolition starting in 1959, PBS NewsHour uncovers stories from Mill Creek families and neighbors, their experiences of displacement by urban renewal, and the role the Brickline Greenway and Damon Davis’ art installation Pillars of the Valley play in honoring this history.
Click above to see the full story.
New York Times Names Brickline Greenway One of 7 Great Walks in 7 Great Cities
Alongside Paris, Marrakesh, Seoul and other great cities, a two-mile stretch of the Brickline Greenway’s route through downtown St. Louis, including Pillars of the Valley, is highlighted in this recent NY Times article.
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New Equitable Economic Impact Director to Guide Brickline Greenway Project Toward Shared Prosperity for Everyone
After an extensive public search for candidates, Great Rivers Greenway and partners selected T. Christopher Peoples, E.I.T., L.S.I.T., to serve as the first-ever Equity and Economic Impact Director for the agency. Peoples will work with other staff members, many partners and community members to implement equitable economic development strategies such as workforce training, affordable housing and community development, focusing first on the areas along the Brickline Greenway.
Click above to read the full press release.
New Report: Brickline Greenway Will Drive Over $460 Million in Economic Development, Strengthen Neighborhoods, Drive Spending at Local Businesses
A new report commissioned by Greater St. Louis, Inc. finds that the Brickline Greenway — an urban greenway infrastructure project led by Great Rivers Greenway — will drive hundreds of millions of dollars in economic growth in the St. Louis metro, an impact that “far exceeds the initial investment.” Development of the Brickline Greenway will also result in numerous other social and economic benefits — including environmental, health, and safety improvements — for the region.
2022 Engagement Report
During 2022, the engagement team participated in 375 meetings and events with local leaders, neighbors, technical experts, artists, philanthropists, residents, elected officials, and business owners. These discussions help to guide the design team’s recommendations and inform the community about the Brickline Greenway.
Brickline Greenway northern segment is awarded $15 million in construction funds from U.S. DoT.
RAISE discretionary grant program (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) selected this St. Louis project for funding.
KEY OUTCOMES OF BRICKLINE GREENWAY
Create a regional gathering place where people can connect to St. Louis and each other.
Strengthen trust and unite communities on a common ground that boosts civic pride by making the process accountable and inclusive.
Connect people to St. Louis’ neighborhoods, institutions, transit, jobs, destinations and public spaces.
Create equitable opportunities for growth and inspire continued investment in places for people to live, work, play, and visit.
Become a model for excellence in ecology and engage communities in stewarding a healthy, urban environment.
Encourage exploration, activity, exercise and alternative transportation to enhance physical and mental well-being for people of all ages and all abilities.