DG2 teamed with Reitz & Jens Engineers to complete the 39 North Greenway Master Plan. The 39 North Greenway is a portion of the Centennial Greenway and is vital to its completion. The Centennial Greenway is one of the priorities of the regional greenway system administered by Great Rivers Greenway. Ultimately, the Centennial will connect St. Charles to Forest Park, the hub from which all greenways connect in the St. Louis region.
The plan’s open space and alignment is a cohesive vision for the connectivity within 39 North that redefines the way people travel, gather, and interact.
As part of the public engagement for both the master plan and greenway, residents, current employees and visitors to the district almost unanimously requested improved connectivity for people, bikes, and cars. The high priority projects that have been identified in the 39 North master plan all address the connectivity challenges.
Connectivity between the office, retail and commercial areas of the 39 North district is almost non-existent. Access by vehicle between areas is not intuitive and is inconvenient. In many instances, access is impossible on foot or by bicycle between major anchors such as the retail area to the west and the Danforth Center, Bayer, BRDG Park, and the Helix Center to the east. Access to regional assets including the Jewish Community Center, Warson and Stacy Parks, and residential neighborhoods in Creve Coeur and Olivette is also challenging.
The master plan measures and projects the future sustainability of the open space and greenway infrastructure once it is built. The goals of the open space plan are to create 11 miles of new walkable and bike-able greenway paths throughout the district, plant 13+ acres of tree canopy throughout the district, and create 1.5 million gross square feet of re-adapted office space.
Check out the full master plan HERE.