Great Rivers Greenway is working with the City of Wellston to apply for a Federal Transportation Grant from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments to construct a new portion of the St. Vincent Greenway.
This new construction project will extend the existing greenway segment between Forest Park and Trojan Park in the City of Wellston, creating an additional .6 miles of greenway for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy and explore.
Great Rivers Greenway, with the City of Wellston, is currently designing and engineering (with your input!) this greenway extension. Specific improvements for this trail include a pedestrian bridge, ADA curb ramps for the trail, stormwater quality improvements and bioswales, a scenic/educational overlook at Engleholm Creek, a new parking lot near Trojan Park, new Metro bus shelter and benches, improved pedestrian access at the Metro crossing, landscaping and signage.
This new ½ mile section of greenway, you will connect you to:
- Parks: Trojan Park and Yadier Molina Field
- Nature: Engelholm Creek
- Business Development and Jobs Training: STL VentureWorks and Met Center
- Transportation: Wellston MetroLink Station
- Education: Early Explorers Child Development Academy
The Federal Transportation Grant, if successful, will allow us to continue the planning and design for the new section of greenway, as well as to robustly engage with the community along the way. We are hoping for your support as we pursue this grant.
East-West Gateway is currently accepting public comments regarding this project through July 24.
They welcome your comments as they select proposals for funding, so your feedback and support for this project will be very helpful and much appreciated!
Complete the form below to provide your feedback to East-West Gateway about this project!
Comments may also be mailed to:
Local Program Application Comments
East-West Gateway Council of Governments
1 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 1600
St. Louis, MO 63102
Mailed comments must be postmarked by July 24, 2018.