Brickline Greenway – Info & Updates

ALL OF THE EXCITING CONNECTIONS

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

Brickline Greenway Destinations Map
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BUILT SO FAR

Brickline Greenway at Cortex MetroLink Station

Built in 2018 with Bi-State and Cortex, from Boyle St. to Sarah St. with a federal grant to fund the train station and greenway.

Brickline Greenway at CITYPARK Stadium

Built in 2023 with St. Louis CITY SC & City of St. Louis on Market Street from 20th to 22nd

Learn about the Pillars of the Valley art installation

More Construction Coming Soon!

Market Street construction begins late summer/early fall 2024!

ACTIVE PROJECT SEGMENTS

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Market Street: Compton Ave. to 22nd St.

The 0.85-mile segment along Market Street from Compton Ave., at the campus of Harris-Stowe State University to 22nd Street, at CITYPARK (the home of St. Louis CITY SC), will begin construction in late summer or early fall 2024, with more of the Pillars of the Valley art installation from Damon Davis. Learn more about this project.

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Grand & Spring Aves - Natural Bridge to Page

This 1.3-mile segment is in final review! Design is done, federal funding has been secured. Temporary banners designed by local artists are adorning the segment until construction begins in early 2025! It will connect Fairground Park south along Grand Ave., west on Cass Ave., south on Spring Ave. to Page (future phases to continue south from there). Learn more about this project.

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MetroLink Corridor: Cortex to Grand Stations

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 late 2025 or early 2026. This rendering shows the greenway behind IKEA, using excess right-of-way from the Bi-State’s MetroLink, to connect the two transit stations. Learn more about this project.

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Spring Ave. at I-64/40

A new greenway bridge will go between the two decks of I-64/40 to reconnect Spring Ave. and the destinations north and south, such as the Grand MetroLink Station, City Foundry STL, Armory STL and more. A federal grant has been secured and construction begins in 2027. Learn more about this project.

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Market Street: 20th St. to Gateway Arch

This 1.25-mile segment will connect and enhance the Gateway Mall from the CITYPARK Stadium at 20th St. to Citygarden, Kiener Plaza, the Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch National Park. It’s in early stages of planning and engagement now and will be done around 2029. Learn more about this project.

Brickline Greenway Web Map

Partner Connectors

Shown in light green, two partner connectors give people even more options. The Tower Grove Connector (led by City of St. Louis and Greater St. Louis Inc) will go along Tower Grove Ave and Vandeventer Aves, eventually up Sarah St to connect to Brickline Greenway. 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

THE PUBLIC ART PLAN IS COMPLETE

“Brickline Art: A Working Plan for Art on the Brickline Greenway” establishes Brickline Art as the greenway’s art program and describes how art can help achieve the Brickline Greenway’s ambitions to impact individual well-being and the vitality of the community.

Click above to view the full plan.

Big Federal Funding News

The U.S. Department of Transportation awards $9.9 million construction matching funds from their Reconnecting Communities & Neighborhoods grant program to the Brickline Greenway project to rebuild Spring Avenue as a greenway bridge between the two decks of I-64/40 in 2027 / 2028!

Thank you to Congresswoman Cori Bush for her support and partners City of St. Louis and Missouri Department of Transportation for their collaboration on this opportunity to literally bridge a major barrier, reconnecting countless destinations! The Brickline Greenway, a major $245 million public-private partnership, is now 44% funded.

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.

Click above to learn more.

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.

Click above to read the full article.

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.