Brickline Greenway – Info & Updates

ALL OF THE EXCITING CONNECTIONS

POSSIBLE ROUTES FOR THE BRICKLINE GREENWAY, PLUS PARTNER PROJECTS AND OTHER GREENWAYS AND DESTINATIONS

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ACTIVE PROJECT SEGMENTS

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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.

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northern connector

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. Construction will begin in 2025!

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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.

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Partner Connectors

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

2023 Engagement Report

Community engagement is a core value of Great Rivers Greenway. During 2023, the Brickline Greenway engagement team participated in 445 meetings and events with local leaders, neighbors, technical experts, artists, philanthropists, residents, elected officials and business owners. Successful engagement throughout the greenway planning and design process leads to increased community support, pride and ownership, trust in local government, cost-savings by getting it right, and simply put…better projects.

Banner Art Program

Guided by community feedback, our Banner Art Working Group has chosen designs by 4 local artist finalists for temporary streetlight banners along Grand Avenue from Natural Bridge to Cass: Jamie Bonfiglio, Jen Everett, Andrea Hughes, and Marquis Terrell. The banners, to be installed along North Grand soon, will mark a segment of the Brickline Greenway: North Connector, which will begin construction in 2025.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Brickline Project Updates

KEY OUTCOMES OF BRICKLINE GREENWAY

EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Create a regional gathering place where people can connect to St. Louis and each other.

CIVIC WELL-BEING

Strengthen trust and unite communities on a common ground that boosts civic pride by making the process accountable and inclusive.

CONNECTIVITY

Connect people to St. Louis’ neighborhoods, institutions, transit, jobs, destinations and public spaces.

ECONOMIC GROWTH

Create equitable opportunities for growth and inspire continued investment in places for people to live, work, play, and visit.

ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

Become a model for excellence in ecology and engage communities in stewarding a healthy, urban environment.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Encourage exploration, activity, exercise and alternative transportation to enhance physical and mental well-being for people of all ages and all abilities.