East-West Gateway (EWG), the regional association of local governments in the St. Louis area, is leading a regional planning effort that will examine the potential for economic development around the 37 existing MetroLink light rail stations. EWG is working collaboratively with local municipalities, Metro, other partner agencies and the private sector within the study area, to develop a master plan that will be used as the framework to encourage economic development also known as Transit Oriented Development, or “TOD” for short, around the existing light rail stations. TOD represents the creation of compact, walkable communities centered around a high-quality rail system, creating a sense of place. Well-executed TOD will allow our region to improve mobility, create sustainable and livable communities and improve transportation options for the future. The overall effort aims to create a vision and roadmap for how to encourage TOD in the St Louis region.
The East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) and its partners have selected five stations to complete more detailed station area plans. Those five stations area are: Emerson Park/Jackie Joyner Kersee; Fairview Heights; North Hanley; Rock Road and Union Station/Civic Center.
Exhibits from April Public Meetings
AB Street Diagram Sections
Land Use Diagrams
Open Space Diagrams
Pedestrian Access Diagrams
Street Types Diagrams
Street Tree Types
North Hanley Phasing
North Hanley Perspective
Exhibits from December Public Meetings in East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, and at North Hanley:
Example Development - Bloomington
Example Development - Englewood
Example Development - Fruitvale
Example Development - Mockingbird
Example Development - Pico
Example Development - Riverfront
Example Neighborhood Development Character
Example TOD Development Character
Planning for Walking and Biking
Station Area Analysis
This regional Transit Oriented Development study for St. Louis is part of a Regional Communities Planning Grant awarded to the St. Louis region by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). East West Gateway is working with local and regional partners as part of this grant process to complete a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD). The RPSD’s goals are to build the capacity of the region to implement sustainable practices by sharing knowledge, best practices, and resources, and to connect various local and regional planning efforts in the St. Louis region. Visit the RPSD website for more information.