RFQ for St. Louis Riverfront Master Plan

RFQ for St. Louis Riverfront Master Plan

Great Rivers Greenway District

The Great Rivers Greenway District (GRG) was established in November 2000 in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri. GRG is spearheading the development of The River Ring, an interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails that will encircle the region and the three jurisdictions comprising the district. The Mississippi River was identified in GRG's regional plan as a major greenway corridor with emphasis placed on the St. Louis Downtown Riverfront.

GRG is providing funding for the Plan and is the lead agency on the project. The project is a partnership with the City of St. Louis; the National Park Service Jefferson National Expansion Memorial whose centerpiece is the Gateway Arch; Downtown Now! a public/private partnership dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown St. Louis; and Metro (the region's public transit agency), which operates the transportation system that takes visitors to the top of the Arch and operates two public excursion boats off of the riverfront adjacent to the Memorial.

The goal for this project is to produce a definitive design for the St. Louis Downtown Riverfront that will, when implemented, position this Riverfront as a nationally recognized destination showcasing the Mississippi River and St. Louis. The selected consultant will be expected to produce this design, and conduct the public engagement process necessary to ensure that the design can proceed from the concept stage through design development to the implementation stage with the consensus of stakeholders and general public firmly in place.

Implementation is a key component of this plan. The engagement of a variety of parties and organizations, including those from both the public and private sectors, is essential to ensuring that implementation can be readily achieved. The consultant will be expected to successfully design and conduct the engagement process and ensure that consensus is achieved so that implementation can move forward.

Related Link: Great Rivers Greenway District

For more information contact:

Glenna Brown
Great Rivers Greenway District
1000 St. Louis Union Station, Suite 102
St. Louis
MO 63103

Phone: 314-436-7009
Fax: 314-436-8004
Email: [email protected]

Posted February 8, 2005

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