Transit Oriented Development

Rock Road-Station Area Plan

Over the last several decades, growth in the St. Louis metropolitan area has traditionally followed lower density suburban patterns. Leaders from throughout the region, however, have continued to search for appropriate strategies to promote transit-oriented development (TOD), or mixed-use development designed to maximize access to, and promote use of, public transportation. As the St. Louis MetroLink system marks over two decades in service, these leaders have engaged in the study of how to maximize the investment made in light rail for the region and its various jurisdictions and how also to increase the overall ridership rate metro-wide.

East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG), in conjunction with Metro and a host of regional stakeholder organizations, completed a TOD Framework Master Plan as part of the Regional TOD Study for the St. Louis region in 2013. This study included the following components:

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