The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, in coordination with the City of Creve Coeur, continues to develop the redesign plan for Old Olive Street Road after receiving feedback from local residents and businesses during a public meeting in October. The redesign project has several goals, including:
Create a recognizable and unique aesthetic
Physical improvements will create a “sense of place” that is unique to the district, like the 39 North banners that currently hang in the area. The banners contrast high tech images with agtech images, inspiring the physical redesign of the Old Olive Street Road Corridor.
Design safe and efficient infrastructure improvements
These improvements would allow all forms of transportation throughout the district, including multi-use paths for bicycling and walking along Old Olive Street Road.
Develop a mixed-use corridor
A mixed-use corridor that includes streetscapes, public spaces, and diverse retail and housing would attract residents, employees and visitors to the district as an 18-hour destination.
Provide a multi-modal crossing at Old Olive and Lindbergh Boulevard
In addition to motorists, this improvement would allow pedestrians and bicyclists to cross at the Old Olive and Lindbergh intersection, creating a vital linkage between the east and west portions of the corridor.
The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership presented the preliminary designs for the Old Olive Street Road corridor to City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission during the City Council work session on Monday, October 22.
The redesign project is part of the 39 North Master Plan, a visionary plan to encourage growth in the agtech district located in Creve Coeur. The master plan is a result of a $500,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Construction on the project is estimated to begin during fiscal year 2021.
(Images credit: Christner)