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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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