Great Rivers Greenway has worked in collaboration with the City of St. Louis, Metro, MoDOT, Laclede’s Landing Merchants Association and other stakeholders on various studies to enhance the area known as the North Riverfront. This project area is defined as the St. Louis Riverfront with Eads Bridge on the south, the new Stan Musial/ Veterans Memorial Bridge on the north, the Mississippi River on the east, and Highway I-44 to the west.
The overall goal of the Open Space and Redevelopment Plan is to promote economic revitalization of the North Riverfront by transforming vacant property along the Mississippi River into public parks and recreation amenities as well as encouraging private enterprise.
Current progress toward this plan:
- A more detailed parks plan outlines the Great Rivers Greenway part of the equation.
- Katherine Ward Burg Garden, a small plaza/park area just north of the Eads Bridge, is completed and ready for people to enjoy it!
- The former parking garage located at 701-713 North Leonor K. Sullivan, which has been unusable for several years due to flooding, has now been demolished. The site is covered with native plants and grasses until a more comprehensive park plan is established (with community input) in the future.