Guiding Principles

East-West Gateway’s 10 Guiding Principles have been stewarding regional plans for more than a decade. As a lot has changed over this time and priorities may have shifted in the face of new challenges. It is important to realign the principles so they best reflect the region’s current priorities. As a part of Connected 2050, EWG staff seeks to hear what is most important to people throughout the St. Louis region to reshape the Guiding Principles.

Following months of comprehensive community engagement, EWG staff has developed a first draft of our reimagined Guiding Principles. See them below:

With input from the general public, our Board of Directors, local experts, and stakeholders from all over our region, we have added new principles, tweaked old ones, and sorted them all into thematic categories.

We need your input on how to make these guiding principles better. There are new engagement opportunities coming, but you can email the EWG team at to ask questions or share your thoughts.

Recent memos created during the Guiding Principles update process:

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