Plans to rebuild Ferguson corridor with transit and pedestrians in mind--but will it be enough? | nextSTL

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With much of the West Florissant corridor of Ferguson in ashes, there is discussion of rebuilding it. County Executive Stenger announced $500,000 to raze burnt buildings in Ferguson, Dellwood and unincorporated areas. East-West Gateway has fast-tracked a plan to do a Great Streets project on 2.6 miles of West Florissant at a cost of $2.5M. Discussion of building the North-South Metrolink line has reignited. It would include running along West Florissant. It’s a national embarrassment, among many to come to light the last six months, that St. Louis must correct.

Before it burned the West Florissant area was a despotic built environment. It is dangerous and unpleasant for pedestrians. The area is car-oriented which means each building comes with a sea of parking. There is no room left for public space, and since its land-use is low-productivity, there is no money to build one.


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