The Great Rivers Greenway District

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mill204 wrote:
Where did you find out about this? I don't see any information posted anywhere on GRG's website about this public meeting.

For the Mississippi River Greenway from downtown to River des Peres, I asked for digital copies of the public meeting materials both at the meeting and via the website contact form. I have yet to receive a response from GRG. Frustrating.

I heard of this through an email from a friend living in the neighborhood. The info was addressed to property owners and stakeholders and came from Carey Bundy, the project manager.
Good, good. Two things:

1) I hope this doesn't preclude any future run at a North-South Metrolink line down those same train tracks. It shouldn't, really. In Belleville there's a long stretch of good bike trail running right alongside the Metrolink line.

2) What's the status on the plant just east of the River Des Peres near I-55. I don't remember what it is and what it does. I just know it still functions and there doesn't seem to be a lot of available/useable space to run the trail through. I guess what I'm saying is, is this an actionable plan with support from the plant or is that still something to figure out?
This is great news for the city!
A Facebook Page was created for the River des Peres Greenway today.
This is awesome! Now I won't have to battle the long hill up Field Ave. to get to Carondelet Park from Germania.

Kevin, the plant you're thinking about is further South and East, and won't have any effect on this expansion.
A guy traverses the McKinley Bridge, downtown, Archgrounds, Citygarden all on a bike.

Sunday 03/21/16.

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GreatRivers Greenway will share plans for the Lansdowne/Metrolink stop to Slay Park extension Oct 12 at 6704 Fyler

Come learn the latest details of the River des Peres Greenway: Lansdowne to Slay Park. Stop by anytime between 4:30 and 7 pm to see maps, landscape plans, design elements and ask questions of Great Rivers Greenway staff and project designers. There will be a short presentation from 5:30-6pm, but guests are welcome to stop by any time throughout the 4:30-7pm open house.


http://greatriversgreenway.org/event/river-des-peres-greenway-lansdowne-slay-park-open-house/
anyone else ever witness the ladue police department driving RIGHT ON the centennial greenway into university city?

it's obnoxious. then u-turn on delmar rather recklessly.
A two-mile extension of the River des Peres Bike Trail is about to start construction. This will go north from Landsdowne.

http://stlouiscnr.com/departments/assoc ... dium=email
The new extension from Alabama to Broadway while not officially open is rideable although a bit dirty.
framer wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:04 pm
A two-mile extension of the River des Peres Bike Trail is about to start construction. This will go north from Landsdowne.

http://stlouiscnr.com/departments/assoc ... dium=email
So If I understand correctly part of Wabash will go on a road diet to make room for the separate trail along side.

Too bad BNSF/City couldn't find a way/fund a new entrance in & out of the rail yard/container yard or better yet relocate the container facility to a new location.
^ trail will literally run in front of peoples houses on wabash....
street is getting partially rebuilt and east side is also getting some ADA upgrades on corners
dredger wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:18 am
framer wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:04 pm
A two-mile extension of the River des Peres Bike Trail is about to start construction. This will go north from Landsdowne.

http://stlouiscnr.com/departments/assoc ... dium=email
So If I understand correctly part of Wabash will go on a road diet to make room for the separate trail along side.

Too bad BNSF/City couldn't find a way/fund a new entrance in & out of the rail yard/container yard or better yet relocate the container facility to a new location.

This road was closed for over a year in 2012-2013 and rebuilt. And GRG paid over half a million for the reconstruction. And now it's closing for another two years to be deconstructed again....and GRG is paying for it again?
bprop wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:09 pm
This road was closed for over a year in 2012-2013 and rebuilt. And GRG paid over half a million for the reconstruction. And now it's closing for another two years to be deconstructed again....and GRG is paying for it again?
GRG is not double paying for anything. The construction project in 2012 was to replace the "Wellington Avenue" bridge and with that project very short segments of road on either side of the bridge were rebuilt. Included in the reconstruction was also a very short segment of 10' wide trail/sidewalk.

This new project will tie into the work performed in 2012-2013.
new project will have some work on the bridge & will make the Wellington Ave bridge functional deficient because it will extend the sidewalk on the north side a few feet and reduce the lane size. So the City cant ask for fed $ for that bridge for a while since it used fed $ few years ago to build it.
A newsletter from GRG indicated the bike trail extension from Shrewsbury Metrolink stop to Slay Park is 50% completed. It's been fun to watch this progress.

They are also looking for feedback on what should be included in the new Metro Plaza just north of the Arch.
Feedback Needed on New Plaza Near Arch & Eads Bridge!

Metro Plaza is located along the Mississippi Greenway which currently connects the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge and Chouteau Avenue

When built, Metro Plaza will be a park space that is flexible enough to use for a wide variety of programs and events. Which programs would be most appealing to you? What park features would you most enjoy as you relax in a safe and comfortable setting on your way between the Arch Grounds, Laclede's Landing, MetroLink light rail, and other Downtown destinations? Let us know by taking a brief survey by Friday, July 14. Thank you in advance for your help!
You can take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/metroplaza
^I'd rather have the Switzer Building. Since that is impossible at this point, I'd rather have another building instead of more park space next to all the acreage on the Arch grounds.
That part of the bike trail in front of the arch doesn't really function as a bike trail.

It's next to an insufficiently wide sidewalk full of tourists, so you can't really bike on it faster than like 3mph.

Add to that the fact that they close it for days (like the recent beer fest).

So I'd prefer they build bike trails that function as bike trails.
MattnSTL wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:22 pm
^I'd rather have the Switzer Building. Since that is impossible at this point, I'd rather have another building instead of more park space next to all the acreage on the Arch grounds.
Agreed. How do we vote for not a park. I am ok with park space east of commercial but this lot needs to be a building.
Great Rivers Greenway is looking for 40 people to serve on a Citizen Advisory Committee, as part of a study for the Chouteau Greenway.

Apply here:

https://greatriversgreenway.org/Chouteau/
"Great Rivers Greenway is leading a major public-private partnership to establish the conceptual plan for the Chouteau Greenway in St. Louis City through an international design competition and is requesting citizen input to help guide the process."

More info here:

http://www.constructforstl.org/design-c ... rest-park/
^ It looks like this will be the next big ticket item Civic Progress and the boys will be getting behind. I will say that I have no problem with it. The railyards and highway really do create a blighted experience when driving through the central corrdior. A reclaiming of some industrial land and beautification of that land will go along way and definitely attract more development to the area.
Working on this will also help tie in a number of features in the area with some needed greenspace. Also this is a good connector route that has a number of links to other greenways.
framer wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:03 pm
Great Rivers Greenway is looking for 40 people to serve on a Citizen Advisory Committee, as part of a study for the Chouteau Greenway.

Apply here:

https://greatriversgreenway.org/Chouteau/
Applied.
GRG has is seeking survey responses for what you want the Chouteau Greenway to be.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChouteauGreenway