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East-West Gateway Seeks Public Feedback On Economic Development At MetroLink Stations


This evening the East-West Gateway Council of Governments will host the beginning of a series of community meetings to gather feedback on plans to spur development near MetroLink Stops.

Britt Palmberg is with the consulting group that put a study on the issue, which focused on five stations.

He says the hope is to develop a framework that local stakeholders can use to kick start economic development.

“I’d say we could easily see a couple decent starts to development along MetroLink within the next five to ten years," Palmberg says.  "We’d like to all see some sort of development starting to formulate in the next handful of years in at least one, two or three locations.”  

The project is funded by a Regional Communities Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Go here to view plans online and leave your feedback.  Below is a list of meeting times and locations. 

  • Monday, April 15.  RockRoad Station City of Pagedale City Hall 1420 Ferguson Avenue. 
  • Tuesday, April 16. North Hanley Station Hilton Garden Inn-St. Louis Airport - Ballroom, 4450 Evans Place.
  • Wednesday, April 17.  Union Station and Civic Center Stations Sheraton City Center, 400 South 14th Street Thirteenth Floor.
  • Thursday, April 18.  Fairview Heights Station, Caseyville Township Senior Center 10001 Bunkum Road.

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Tim Lloyd was a founding host of We Live Here from 2015 to 2018 and was the Senior Producer of On Demand and Content Partnerships until Spring of 2020.