Brickline Project Updates




“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.

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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.

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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.

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.