Brickline Greenway – Project & Process
PROJECT & PROCESS
WHERE THE BRICKLINE WILL LEAD US
BEYOND THE GREENWAY ITSELF, THIS IS A MOVEMENT TO OPEN UP ST. LOUIS AND ITS OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES TO EVERYBODY.
Change starts on the porch, extends to the block, spills into the neighborhood and reaches across the region. This will be…
…a space where people get together and have new encounters every day.
…a place where stories are uncovered and celebrated.
…a project that stretches our collective comfort zone.
…a process that inspires action and builds civic trust.
Together, we can make small steps and big moves for our connected community.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KEY OUTCOMES AND GOALS THE BRICKLINE IS STRIVING TO ACCOMPLISH
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.
A PROCESS OF THE PEOPLE
We take great pride in creating a process that brings equity and community to the forefront as we shape and structure the future of the Brickline Greenway.
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.
Spring 2021 Update
COVID-19 is impacting us all in different ways – we wanted to share how we’re adapting to move forward in a way that makes sense for this project in our community.
Meet the new Greenway
A three-month engagement process wrapped up on March 10, 2020 with the Great Rivers Greenway Board of Directors choosing a new name for the Chouteau Greenway.
ACTIVE PROJECT SEGMENTS
MILL CREEK VALLEY
The segment from the campus of Harris Stowe State University to the Major League Soccer stadium is focused on a conceptual design of a public art project to remember, honor and celebrate the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood. This piece is being designed by artist Damon Davis with input from community and key stakeholders.
FAIRGROUND PARK TO GRAND METRO
The segment from Fairground Park south to the Grand MetroLink Station and east to NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) needs to be 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.
Central West End TO GRAND METRO
The segment from the Central West End MetroLink Station east toward the Grand MetroLink Station will continue with planning and design. Progress within this segment will be paced to coordinate with partners like the City Foundry and the Armory District projects and align our timelines as much as possible to be good stewards of your investments.