The public is invited to attend an Open House as part of the design engineering process for the Tower Grove Connector. The Tower Grove Connector is a 1.4-mile protected cycle track that will connect Tower Grove Park with Forest Park Southeast. As part of the project, other funded improvements include:
- sidewalk & crosswalk improvements
- intersection improvements
- new traffic signals
- traffic management upgrades
- repaving of Tower Grove Avenue
This vital connection will improve one of the busiest bike routes in the region by helping to improve access to public transit and job centers and reduce traffic congestion.
“The Tower Grove Connector is a special project because it upgrades one of St. Louis’ busiest on-street bike corridors and creates a safe, all abilities bike facility with dramatically better amenities for pedestrians and people riding bikes,” said Scott Ogilvie, City of St. Louis’ Program Manager for Complete Streets.
Community input is essential to making sure the Tower Grove Connector best serves the people of the City and region.
“The Open House is a great opportunity for the community to learn about the exciting improvements and share their ideas for the Connector,” said Vice President of Greater St. Louis, Inc. Sarah Arnosky. “For years, the community has called for the mobility improvements associated with this project, and it’s finally happening!”
A summary of comments, feedback, and frequently asked questions will be shared on the project website following the sessions. Comments and feedback can also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time those who are unable to attend live. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
The Tower Grove Connector grew out of community engagement efforts that began in 2016. In 2020, the project was awarded a $5.59 million federal grant through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program. Design and engineering of the project began in 2021.
A future phase of the project proposes to extend the protected cycle track north along Sarah Street to the Brickline Greenway at the Cortex MetroLink Station. This will link the north-south corridor to the greenway running east-west, providing walkers and people on bikes access to job centers and cultural institutions throughout the City.
Tower Grove Connector project partners include the City of St. Louis, Greater St. Louis, Inc., Lochmueller Group, Missouri Botanical Garden, Park Central Development, SWT Design, Tower Grove Park and Trailnet.
For more information about the Tower Grove Connector, visit www.towergroveconnector.com.
The Open House will take place at the Piper Palm House located in Tower Grove Park (4271 Northeast Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63110). Registration is not required but encouraged. There are two opportunities to participate:
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tower-grove-connector-open-house-tickets-161666237067