Brickline Project Updates
PROJECTS & PROCESS
BRICKLINE GREENWAY PROJECT 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.
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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.
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.
2021 Engagement Report
Great Rivers Greenway actively seeks input from everyone in the community, including local leaders, neighbors, technical experts, artists, philanthropists, residents, elected officials, and business owners.
In 2021, the engagement team participated in over 300 meetings and events to guide the design team’s recommendations and inform the community about the Brickline Greenway.
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.