St. Louis, Missouri
The beautification and realization of a one-mile stretch of the Brickline Greenway in the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood for use by millions of tourists and local St. Louisans alike.
Big changes are coming to Market Street in St. Louis. Currently under construction, the one-mile stretch of the Brickline Greenway from Harris-Stowe State University to the St. Louis CITY SC Stadium is one of the newest additions to the network of paved, accessible pathways from the regional public agency Great Rivers Greenway. Linking this section of the greenway will be a powerful public art installation from St. Louis resident and nationally-acclaimed artist Damon Davis at the Southwest corner of the new Major League Soccer stadium. Davis’ work will honor Mill Creek Valley, a predominantly Black neighborhood whose residents were displaced during the city’s demolition of the Midtown area in the late 1950s.
The greenway and artwork in St. Louis CITY SC Stadium District from 20th to 22nd Streets will begin construction this fall and will open with the stadium in 2023. The project’s many partners are collaborating to invite people to connect with and share stories from the past while envisioning a more connected and inclusive future.
The greenway segment along Market from Compton Ave. to 20th Street is in design now, to be constructed in phases over the next two years, linking major institutions and small businesses alike along the route.
This segment — from Harris-Stowe State University to the St. Louis CITY SC Stadium — is one part of the overall Brickline Greenway, which proposes up to 20 miles of pathways, linking up to 17 neighborhoods connecting Forest Park, Gateway Arch National Park, Fairground Park, Tower Grove Park and hundreds of destinations in between. Great Rivers Greenway’s mission is to work with partners to ensure that the path is a catalyst for equitable economic development, creating a vibrant space for people to gather, explore and connect to the city and each other.