Submit your comments about the Centennial Greenway in Olivette for federal funding consideration

Through February 26, 2021, you have the chance to submit your comments about projects seeking federal funding through East-West Gateway’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). TAP funds can be used for projects such as bicycle and pedestrian facilities, Safe Routes to School infrastructure or programming, community improvement and environmental mitigation activities, and preservation of historic transportation facilities.

Among the projects currently under funding consideration is the first phase of a new extension of the Centennial Greenway in Olivette. This one mile project will extend the greenway from Dielman Rd to Warson Park, immediately adjacent to the 39 North Ag-Tech district.

There are two ways to add your support to this project.

Option 1

Click here, scroll down, select “OLIVETTE,” then click on “ CENTENNIAL GREENWAY, PHASE 1” and follow the instructions.

Option 2

Send an email to TIP@ewgateway.org and paste “Comment on TIP 7162-22, CENTENNIAL GREENWAY, PHASE 1” into the subject line. Then copy and paste the questions below into the body of the email, and type in your answers in the spaces below each question.

  • Do you live or work in the community where the project is proposed?
  • Do you support, have concerns about or oppose this project?
  • What are the key reasons for your position?
  • Anything else you’d like us to consider or comments you’d like to share about this project?
  • Name or organization:

 

Thanks in advance for taking the time to provide your support for this project! This is a competitive grant process, so your voice will greatly improve this project’s chance of selection for funding.

Greenway Project Update: November 2020

While the big news this fall was the opening of the new bridge connecting the River des Peres and Gravois Greenways – there are many other greenway projects moving forward across the region. Here’s a quick update:

Deer Creek Greenway: Deer Creek Center to River des Peres Greenway
This project aims to extend the Deer Creek Greenway from its endpoint at Big Bend Blvd. through Maplewood to connect to the River des Peres Greenway at the intersection of Ellendale and Canterbury in the City of St. Louis. Preliminary design of the new route continues and we’ll work with the community to develop final designs throughout 2021-2022. If the project is approved by partners, construction is slated for 2023-2024. We’ll also be working with the City of Webster Groves to develop a small pocket park/pedestrian trailhead at Big Bend and Oxford (formerly McDonalds) that will connect to the future Maplewood greenway. Read more.

Deer Creek Connector
We are working with the City of Brentwood to plan, design and construct a connection between the Deer Creek Greenway at Marshall Road and Brentwood’s Norm West Park and Rogers Parkway. This project is a part of the city’s $80 million Brentwood Bound storm water mitigation plan for the Deer Creek flood plain and will incorporate numerous water quality, stream bank, restoration and open space features, as well as an underpass below Manchester Road for a seamless connection for people walking and biking. Design is underway and construction is expected to begin summer 2021, with completion in 2022.

Brickline Greenway

The Brickline Greenway continues to make progress on planning and design, driven by community engagement. 130+ institutional and cultural partners, neighborhood representatives, private funders and city staff are in working groups that are stewarding the following three segments:

  • Fairground Park to Grand MetroLink Station (and eventually east to NGA)
  • Central West End MetroLink Station to Grand MetroLink Station
  • Harris Stowe State University to the Major League Soccer Stadium – including an art installation by local artist Damon Davis to remember and honor the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood

In addition to those segments, we will continue to collaborate with other projects in our region such as the Cortex to Tower Grove Connector project (a collaboration of Trailnet, City of St. Louis, Arch to Park and many others), Project Connect, the PGA Golf project on North Grand and the St. Louis Development Corporation’s Equitable Economic Development Plan to ensure these efforts and the Brickline Greenway support and complement each other. Want to get involved with the project. (Sign up here to get  email or text message updates and invitations to give input on the Brickline Greenway.)

Centennial Greenway: Christy Drive to Hackmann Drive (St. Charles County)
This project will extend the Centennial Greenway: Katy Trail to Heritage Museum in St. Charles County to Schaefer Park. It will also set the stage for future greenway connections that will make it possible to walk or ride a bike on dedicated walking and biking paths all the way from the St. Peters Rec-Plex to the Katy Trail. In 2019, community members weighed in on proposed routes and amenities for the greenway. Design is in progress and expected to be bid for construction in 2021-2022. We will also be adding wayfinding signs along the planned Centennial Greenway project that is being constructed by the City of St. Peters which extends from Hackmann Road to Spencer Creek Trail adjacent to Harvester Church of the Nazarene.

Centennial Greenway I-170 and Olive Blvd to Warson Park
We are working with the City of Olivette to plan the next segment of the Centennial Greenway from I-170 and Olive to Warson Park. Over the course of 2018 and 2019, our planning team engaged with Olivette neighbors to learn the community’s priorities for a greenway through the city. The next steps will be design for Phase 1 (Dielman Rd to Warson Park and the new Olivette Community Center) and launching the process to build the greenway along the former railroad line. Final design for phase 1 is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Final Design for phase 2 (Olive Blvd and I-170 to Dielman Rd) is expected to begin in 2021, or as soon as we receive clearance to build the greenway along the former rail line. If we are unable to build in this corridor, we will proceed with plans for the alternate route. Read more here.

River des Peres Greenway to Mississippi Greenway
The final half mile—between South Broadway and the northwest corner of the River City Casino property—to connect the River des Peres and Mississippi Greenways has been on hold to allow for Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) sewer line repairs and improvements, and to obtain clearance from Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to construct the greenway beneath the railroad bridge. After many delays due to flooding, MSD has completed their project. We are now waiting for a positive response from UPRR which will allow us to complete the greenway. Stay tuned for additional updates on this project!

Maline Greenway in Ferguson
This 1.5 mile stretch of the Maline Greenway will link the Ted Jones Trail to Forestwood Park and then on to West Florissant Avenue. By connecting to the Ted Jones Trail, it also opens up a connection to the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus and the St. Vincent Greenway. In 2019, the project was awarded $2 million in federal Surface Transportation Program funds that will be used for construction. As the design moves forward in 2021, we will be reaching out to community members to share updates periodically and gather feedback from select focus groups. There is still plenty of design work to be completed before the federal funds are made available to us in October of 2022. Construction is slated to begin in late 2022.

Hodiamont Greenway
We are working with the community to plan a greenway along the former Hodiamont Tracks. The greenway  will include the seven neighborhoods of Covenant Blu-Grand Center, Vandeventer, Lewis Place, Fountain Park, Academy/Sherman Park, Visitation Park and West End. (Sign up here to get  email or text message updates and invitations to give input on the Hodiamont Greenway.)

St Vincent Greenway
We are working with many partners to close the gap between the northern and southern segments of the St. Vincent Greenway. When complete, the greenway will stretch between Forest Park at Lindell through the University of Missouri-St. Louis Campus to the North Hanley MetroLink. We’ll complete this greenway in three phases- here’s the latest update on each phase:

Trojan Park to former Eskridge High School Site (Phase 1): This will extend the greenway an additional .53 miles from its current endpoint at Trojan Park on Etzel Avenue to the site of the former Eskridge High school in Wellston. Plans are complete and we’ll break ground on the .53 mile expansion from Trojan Park in early 2021 once utility relocations are complete!

St. Vincent County Park to Rock Road Transit Center (Phase 2): This .83 mile section will parallel St. Charles Rock Road with a direct connection to the Rock Road Transit Center and St. Vincent County Park. Plans for this project are complete. It will be built as part of Missouri Department of Transportation’s improvements to St. Charles Rock Road in partnership with St. Louis County Parks and Bi-State Metro. Construction is expected to begin in 2021.

Eskridge High School Site to St. Charles Rock Road through Pagedale (Phase 3): Thanks to the input and feedback from the Pagedale community, in early 2020 we identified the route for the greenway from the former Eskridge High School to St. Charles Rock Road. We are working through the design phase to develop technical construction documents to prepare the project for future construction in 2022.

 

Centennial Greenway Update

I-170 and Olive Blvd. to Warson Park

We are working in partnership with the City of Olivette to plan the next segment of the Centennial Greenway from its existing endpoint at I-170 and Olive to Warson Park. Over the course of 2018, our planning team engaged with Olivette neighbors to learn the community’s priorities for a greenway through the city. Over the course of this year, we’ve asked for additional feedback about what would make your Centennial Greenway experience great. Thanks to all who weighed in on our summer 2020 survey. (Scroll down follow the progress of this project- you can view a summary of the 2020 survey and the map of the alignment the community identified for the expanded greenway. You can also watch two videos; a preliminary design update and recap of the 2018 planning study!)

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our online Community Meeting November 18, 2020!

If you could not make the November 18 meeting, you can watch it below.

Centennial Greenway in Olivette 2020 Survey Summary

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Please take a minute to watch the video below for a preliminary design update.

Watch the video below for a recap of the 2018 planning study: 

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Centennial Greenway in Olivette Updates

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Deer Creek Greenway Update

We have been working in partnership with the cities of Maplewood, Webster Groves and St. Louis to extend the Deer Creek Greenway from its current endpoint near the Deer Creek Shopping Center through the cities of Maplewood and St. Louis to connect to the River des Peres Greenway at Canterbury Avenue near Francis R. Slay Park.

In late 2018 and early 2019, project partners reached out to the community to evaluate design options for three key intersections along the route of the future greenway: Big Bend and Oxford Blvd, Greenwood Blvd. and Sutton (at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks) and Greenwood Blvd at Canterbury Avenue. Through a series of stakeholder meetings and open house events, the community shared their feedback for each of these intersections.

This input will be considered through the next phase of planning. An assessment of utilities, properties and environmental conditions such as trees and storm water management along the proposed greenway route was completed over summer 2020.

Preliminary design of the new route continues and we’ll work with the community to develop final designs throughout 2021-2022. If the project is approved by partners, construction is slated for 2023-2024. We’ll also be working with the City of Webster Groves to develop a small pocket park/pedestrian trailhead at Big Bend and Oxford (formerly McDonalds) that will connect to the future Maplewood greenway.

We look forward to engaging with the community (at a safe distance of course!) as planning and design continues. Stay tuned for invites and opportunities to learn more about this project and to provide feedback. And as always, we welcome you to share your thoughts and to ask questions. Feel free to call us at 314-436-7009 or email info@grgstl.org.

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Submit your comments about Centennial Greenway for federal funding consideration

Through September 24, 2020, you have the chance to submit your comments about projects that seek federal funding through East-West Gateway’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). TAP funds can be used for projects such as bicycle and pedestrian facilities, Safe Routes to School infrastructure or programming, community improvement and environmental mitigation activities, and preservation of historic transportation facilities.

We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible – use the form below to send your feedback on this greenway project. We also encourage you to look through their full list (there are several of our partners seeking funding on greenway projects) and give any feedback you have on any or all of the opportunities. It only takes a moment and is a great way to make sure your voice is heard. East-West Gateway staff will evaluate the feedback, applications and make recommendations in January 2021 to the Transportation Planning Committee.

Submit your comments about Brickline Greenway for federal funding consideration

Through September 24, 2020, you have the chance to submit your comments about projects that seek federal funding through East-West Gateway’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). TAP funds can be used for projects such as bicycle and pedestrian facilities, Safe Routes to School infrastructure or programming, community improvement and environmental mitigation activities, and preservation of historic transportation facilities.

We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible – use the form below to send your feedback on this greenway project. We also encourage you to look through their full list (there are several of our partners seeking funding on greenway projects) and give any feedback you have on any or all of the opportunities. It only takes a moment and is a great way to make sure your voice is heard. East-West Gateway staff will evaluate the feedback, applications and make recommendations in January 2021 to the Transportation Planning Committee.

Maline Greenway Update: Ted Jones Trail to Forestwood Park to W. Florissant Ave

The master plan for the seven mile Maline Greenway is an east-west link between the Mississippi Greenway (sometimes called the Riverfront Trail) and the St. Vincent Greenway in North St. Louis County. The first phase of the greenway was completed in 2019 in Bella Fontaine County Park. This phase will link the Ted Jones Trail to West Florissant Avenue through Ferguson. It will make it possible for people to connect to neighborhoods, businesses, schools and parks via a paved, accessible greenway rather than navigating a narrow shoulder along a busy roadway.


Project Location:
This 1.5 mile stretch of the Maline Greenway will link the Ted Jones Trail to Forestwood Park and then on to West Florissant Avenue. By connecting to the Ted Jones Trail, it also opens up a connection to the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus and the St. Vincent Greenway. From the Ted Jones Trial northern trailhead, the Maline Greenway will run eastward along Paul Ave and Elizabeth Ave before turning southeast on Ferguson Ave and connecting into Forestwood Park. The greenway winds through the southern side of the park and connects into the Lang Royce neighborhood along Maline Creek before ending at a new trailhead located on West Florissant Ave.

Current Status:
The project was awarded $2 million in federal Surface Transportation Program funds in 2019 that will be used for constructing this long-awaited connection through Ferguson. As the design moves forward in 2020 and 2021, we will be reaching out to community members to share updates periodically and gather feedback from select focus groups. There is still plenty of design work to be completed before the federal funds are made available to us in October of 2022. Construction is slated to begin in late 2022.

Kiener Plaza Project

Kiener Plaza Guest Services Building

With the goal of ensuring an excellent visitor experience, we have been working with the community to design and build a new guest services building on Kiener Plaza.  It will be constructed with CityArchRiver funds set aside exclusively for this project area.  The building will include a workspace for on-site security and provide storage and support space for site maintenance and programs.  The Jefferson National Parks Association (JNPA) is working with us to explore feasibility of a small retail outlet and Explore St. Louis is evaluating staff needs to provide visitor information.

The 600 square foot building will be constructed with  pre-cast concrete panels  on the north side of Kiener Plaza. The south facade will be painted a vibrant green- the color selected by the community during the Fall 2019 engagement and survey.

 Project Partners

  • Great Rivers Greenway
  • Gateway Arch Park Foundation
  • Louis City Parks Department

 Current Status:

The City of St. Louis, Cultural Resource Office & Preservation Board granted approval for the proposed guest services and support building in Kiener Plaza. GRG, Gateway Arch Park Foundation and City Parks Department will now move into the construction document stage which is expected to be complete by the end of the 2020.  Construction groundbreaking is expected in spring 2021 with project completion in fall 2021

St. Vincent Greenway Updates

We are working with many partners to close the gap between the northern and southern segments of the St. Vincent Greenway. When complete, the greenway will stretch between Forest Park at Lindell through the University of Missouri-St. Louis Campus to the North Hanley MetroLink. We’ll complete this greenway in three phases- here’s the latest update on each phase:

 

 

Centennial Greenway St. Charles County Update

We are working in partnership with the cities of St. Charles and St. Peters to plan the next segment of the Centennial Greenway in St. Charles County. The goal of this project is to extend the existing greenway (Katy Trail to Heritage Museum plus a .7 mile walking /biking connection over highways 364 and 94) from its current endpoint at Old Highway 94 to Schaefer Park.  This extension will also set the stage for future greenway connections that will make it possible to walk or ride a bike on dedicated walking and biking paths all the way from the St. Peters Rec- Plex to the Katy Trail as well as schools, parks and neighborhoods along the way.

In 2019 and 2020, community members weighed in on proposed routes and amenities for the greenway.  Design is in progress and expected to be bid for construction in 2021-2022. We will also be adding wayfinding signs along the planned Centennial Greenway project that is being constructed by the City of St. Peters which extends from Hackmann Road to Spencer Creek Trail adjacent to Harvester Church of the Nazarene.

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