Page Avenue Great Streets Initiative
The St. Louis Great Streets Initiative was launched in 2006 to expand the way communities think of their streets. Rather than viewing a roadway project as solely a way to move more cars and trucks faster, the goal of the initiative is to trigger economic and social benefits by focusing communities around interesting, lively and attractive streets that serve all modes of transportation. The Page Avenue Great Streets Project develops a vision to achieve the maximum amount of Community consensus. The plan establishes a mixed-use town center for the City of Pagedale, and transitions other areas of the corridor into more intense residential and transit-oriented residential uses over time. The six month process involved extensive public engagement with community residents and stakeholders in Page Avenue. The final plan was well received within the Community and City officials, working with Beyond Housing, are currently utilizing some previously allocated STP funding to construct a portion along the south side of the street.
Completed in 2013, the project was funded through the EWGs Fiscal Year 2013 Unified Work Program by the Missouri Department of Transportation, with matching funds provided by the City of Pagedale and Beyond Housing.
The plan establishes a mixed-use town center for the City of Pagedale, and transition other areas of the corridor into more intense residential and transit-oriented residential uses over time. In each area of the street, a unique cross-section was developed to correlate the desired future character with the design of the street.
The six month process involved extensive public engagement with community residents and stakeholders on Page Avenue. The final plan resulted in a detailed street plan for Page Avenue and recommendations for land use (form-based code criteria), green infrastructure, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements.