Join us as we begin the design phase of the Hodiamont Greenway at one of two duplicate, one-hour online kickoff meetings – one on Friday, August 14 at 11:00 a.m., the other on Tuesday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m.
The greenway, which will follow the former Hodiamont Tracks in north St. Louis, will include the seven neighborhoods of Covenant Blu-Grand Center, Vandeventer, Lewis Place, Fountain Park, Academy/Sherman Park, Visitation Park and West End. At either meeting you can learn about the project, how to be involved and meet the design team.
“In 2018, we conducted community conversations to find out whether residents wanted a greenway along the Hodiamont Tracks,” says Elizabeth Simons, Great Rivers Greenway Community Program Manager. “More than 95 percent of participants who engaged in the process said ‘yes’ and that’s why we continued planning, technical assessments and clean-ups in 2019 and are now moving to the design phase.”
The study area is a 3.5-mile route that was originally a streetcar line, later became a bus route, and is now only used for alley access. The tracks start on Enright Avenue, one block west of Vandeventer in the Grand Center Arts District and continue west connecting the other six neighborhoods to Gwen Giles Park at the city limit. When complete, the Hodiamont Greenway will not only connect to the St. Vincent and future Brickline Greenway, but also link numerous schools, parks, houses of worship and neighborhoods.
If you want to attend one of the online public meetings, please register in advance. You have the option of participating via computer or phone:
Friday August 14 11am to noon
To join by computer, pre-register at http://bit.ly/HTGmtg1
To join by phone call 312-626-6799, meeting ID 899-8852-5863
Tuesday August 18 6pm to 7pm
To join by computer, pre-register at http://bit.ly/HTGmtg2
To join by phone, call 312-626-6799, meeting ID 822-9666-7094
The conceptual design phase is expected to take about 18 months to complete before identifying a pilot project to begin engineering.
Learn more about the Hodiamont Greenway here: https://greatriversgreenway.org/hodiamont/