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2012 Updates

Round 3 Public Meetings Continue

After taking a short break during the holiday season, we will continue on with hosting the Round 3 public meetings in our Community Planning Areas beginning with January 10th in Northeast St. Louis County. Details for each meeting in January and February can be found under the CPA Info tab, including a customized flyer for each meeting.

Transit Oriented Development Open Houses

As part of the Transit Oriented Development Study funded by the RPSD grant, we have selected five stations to complete more detailed station area plans. Three open house meetings will be held December 11-13, 2012, to gather comments from residents on what they'd like to see happen around these stations. Meeting details are available on www.stlouistod.com and you can download a flyer for the meeting here.

Transit Oriented Development Open House Info

Riverbend Planning Area Meeting

Join us tomorrow, November 27, 2012,  in Alton, IL, for the Riverbend Planning Area CPA Round 3 meeting! Details of upcoming CPA meetings, including individual flyers for each CPA, are available under the "CPA Info" tab of this website. We hope to see you tomorrow night!

Upcoming CPA Meetings

The third round of Community Planning Area meetings starts one week from today - November 8th - with Ferguson and Environs CPA. Details of upcoming CPA meetings, including individual flyers for each CPA, are available under the "CPA Info" tab of this website. After the first three meetings in November, we will take a break in December due to the holidays and then finish Round 3 in January and February 2013. As we confirm the remaining dates and locations, we will share that information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the public engagement component, please don’t hesitate to contact Mark Fogal – FOCUS St. Louis Community Policy and Engagement Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 314.622.1250 ext. 102.

Regional Housing Assessment is Available

The Regional Housing Assessment has been completed and is available under the "Resources" tab of this website. The Housing Sub-Committee is in the process of determining what recommendations of the Housing Assessment they will focus on in the final housing report, due in July 2013.

Round 2 CPA Summaries Available

Summaries of the Round 2 Community Planning Area (CPA) meetings have been posted online under the "CPA Info" tab. The summaries include summaries of small group discussions and mapping exercises collected at each CPA meeting. This information will be used to help shape the content of the next round of meetings, which will begin in November 2012. We've also compiled the posters displayed during Round 2 into a PDF (also posted under the "CPA Info" tab). Posters cover information relevant to the CPAs such as energy efficiency, placemaking, and green jobs.

Five Stations Selected for Station Area Plans

As part of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Study being funded by the RPSD grant, we have selected five stations within the existing Metrolink light rail alignment to develop station area plans for: North Hanley, Maplewood, Union Station/Civic Center, Emerson Park/JJK, and Fairview Heights. The selected stations are representative of the various types of stations throughout the system, so lessons learned could be useful to other similar stations in the region. For more information, please contact Paul Hubbman, TOD Sub-Committee chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..