In 2013, East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) completed the second round of Great Streets demonstration projects. The round two projects were funded through federal transportation planning grants and local funds provided by the project sponsors. The round two projects included Dorsett Road, Grand Center District, and Page Avenue.
Dorsett Road is located in the city of Maryland Heights in St. Louis County, Missouri. EWG in collaboration with the city of Maryland Heights, St. Louis County, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), and other key stakeholders developed the Dorsett Great Streets Master Plan. The city of Maryland Heights’ goal for the planning process was to identify the improvements that the city could make to strengthen the economic vitality of the Dorsett Road corridor, enhance the visual and functional qualities of the road, improve environmental conditions and stormwater management practices, and create a true multi-modal district within the city. The planning process for the Dorsett Road project included business and community engagement and feedback, an examination of existing conditions (e.g. land use and zoning, aesthetics, parks / open space, environmental conditions, transportation), a market study / economic analysis, and recommendations regarding improvements to infrastructure and other public places such as roadways, transit, streetscapes, and landscapes within the corridor.
Grand Center District
The Grand Center District is located along Grand Boulevard in the “Midtown” area of the city of St. Louis, Missouri. EWG in collaboration with Grand Center, Inc., the city of St. Louis, and other key stakeholders developed the Grand Center Great Streets Master Plan. Grand Center, Inc. and the city of St. Louis’ goal for the planning process was to develop a plan for the community and business district that built upon the Framework Plan completed in 2012 and coordinated land use and connected streets/pathways to allow the Grand Center community to maximize the potential economic value represented by 1.5 million arts patrons who visit the community each year and transform Grand Center into a vibrant entertainment, residential, and retail community. The planning process for the Grand Center project included business and community engagement and feedback, an examination of existing conditions (e.g. street character, building facades, environmental conditions, infrastructure, stormwater, transportation), an analysis of branding, signage, and wayfinding, a market study / economic analysis, a land use and development strategy, and recommendations to implement the community’s vision for Grand Center.
Page Avenue is located in the city of Pagedale in St. Louis County, Missouri. EWG in collaboration with Beyond Housing, Great Rivers Greenway, the city of Pagedale, and other key stakeholders developed the Page Avenue Great Streets Master Plan. The community’s goal for the planning process was to develop a plan that the city of Pagedale could use to establish a social, economic, and environmentally sustainable “heart of the community” and create a vibrant mixed-use center on Page Avenue that would provide the community a variety of much needed neighborhood services including dining, retail, office, and entertainment opportunities. The planning process for the Page Avenue project included visioning sessions, community engagement and feedback, an examination of existing conditions (e.g. environmental conditions and watersheds, parks and open space, greenways and trails, transit, zoning and land use, roadways), a market study / economic analysis, an urban design analysis, and an implementation strategy for the community.
- Project Area Map
- Page Avenue Master Plan
- Chapter 1 – Introduction
- Chapter 2 – Planning Process
- Chapter 3 – Page Avenue Yesterday
- Chapter 4 – Page Avenue Today
- Chapter 5 – Page Avenue Tomorrow
- Chapter 6 – Page Avenue Vision Plan
- Chapter 7 – Page Avenue Implementation
- All Page Avenue Master Plan Documents