After a year and a half of data analysis, study and public feedback from over 83 presentations, meetings and open houses, the Northside-Southside Study team has presented our recommended first phase project alignment for the City of St. Louis. We knew the best route for Northside-Southside should align with community investment strategies, serve area neighborhoods and residents, and provide pedestrian access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) West campus.
The study team recommended to the Board of East-West Gateway Council of Governments, our metropolitan planning organization, a $667 million street-running light rail investment that would run from Chippewa Boulevard in the South through downtown to Grand Boulevard in the North via one of the two North St. Louis alignment options. The Board of Directors approved the route for further study on August 29, 2018. See map below.