The first League meeting of the fall will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 22 at the Bridgeton Recreation Center, 4201 Fee Fee Rd., 63044 (Map). Directions: from I-70, exit at southbound Lindbergh Blvd. Take the first right onto St. Charles Rock Rd. Continue west to the second stoplight at Fee Fee Rd. and turn right. Continue north across I-70 to Gentry Park, where the Recreation Center is located..
PLEASE NOTE THAT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED PRIOR TO THE MEETING, BEGINNING AT 6:30 PM.
Program: Great Rivers Greenway has developed a concept for future improvements to the North Riverfront that could be one of the key components to revitalizing St. Louis City. The theme for this project is ” Where St. Louis Really Meets the River”.
Tyler Meyr, the lead designer on this project, will present the current plan which illustrates the untapped value and potential of the North Riverfront.
The urban landscape of the North Riverfront demands an integrated and optimistic approach to creating dynamic and vital public places. While it contains great but latent potential, the site will require new connections in order to capitalize on them. The project requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the complex design issues of the contemporary city, global experience in large-scale urban design, architecture, and landscape interventions, and a love for the specific character of St. Louis to make this a dream project for our region.
The 180 acre site must first connect the Arch Grounds to the North Riverfront Trail as a means to activate the site. In order to build upon this connection, new public space in the form of an interactive riverfront park will follow. The design of the park will promote wellness, incorporate innovative storm water techniques, and include inventive programming. The park master plan will concurrently be thought of as a way to create value for existing historic resources and entice development along its edges.
A development strategy will be built around the open space master plan to integrate opportunities for sustainable, mixed use development.
Finally, the plan will create a vision for an urban landscape of parks and adjacent infill development that will connect Laclede’s Landing, the Casino and Hotel, the Arch Grounds, and the City to the Riverfront in new ways.