Master Plan2020-06-19T06:00:49+00:00


People from Ferguson and Dellwood live, shop, worship and work along the corridor, but it is not easy to get from one place to another. The West Florissant Avenue Great Streets Project hopes to make it easier for people to travel along West Florissant and take advantage of its many great shops, small businesses and community centers. The West Florissant Avenue Project is committed to involving and empowering the community through advisory groups, public meetings, community events, surveys, and on-the-job training through internships.

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The West Florissant Avenue Great Streets Master Plan, completed in 2014, divided West Florissant Avenue into five distinct segments from the Norfolk Southern Railroad north to Interstate 270. Funding was secured to complete a Preliminary Design phase for West Florissant Avenue between the Norfolk Southern Railroad and Stein Avenue. This is the area for which the West Florissant Avenue Great Streets Project made design recommendations and will seek funding to get them implemented.

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  • Create an attractive sense of place. The area within the Right of Way will be useful, attractive and sustainable. It will integrate with the communities.
  • Build a team that is inclusive and representative of the members of the community.
  • Aim to achieve the principles of the Great Streets initiative. Incorporate the Master Plan elements as much as possible.
  • Catalyze economic and community development opportunities for the business community and surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Be fluid and receptive to developments and opportunities that may be happening along the corridor.

Eight Principles of the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative


1. Great Streets are great places.

2. Great Streets integrate land use and transportation planning.

3. Great Streets accommodate all users and all modes.

4. Great Streets are economically vibrant.

5. Great Streets are environmentally responsible.

6. Great Streets rely on current thinking.

7. Great Streets are measurable.

8. Great Streets develop collaboratively.