CMT & Skinker Debalviere Community Council Invite area residents to envision future of historic Wabash station

Wabash Post Card FrontCitizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council (SDCC) will host a public visioning session for restoring the Historic Wabash Station that sits atop the Delmar MetroLink Station on Saturday, June 7. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Collegiate School of Medicine and BioScience, located at 450 Des Peres, St. Louis, MO 63112. Area residents are invited to attend and help create a vision for the future of the station.

The Wabash Station Building, owned by Joe Edwards, currently sits at the natural entry point to the MetroLink from Delmar Avenue.  The building has been closed for several years.  Revitalizing the building as the main entrance to the MetroLink is a high priority for area stakeholders.  Building upon recent Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) planning efforts, this session will articulate a community vision for reactivating the Wabash Station, which could serve as a catalyst for future development along Delmar Boulevard.

This visioning session was made possible by a grant from Rise St. Louis.  Rise is a leading nonprofit organization that connects key groups working to revitalize communities and neighborhoods in Greater St. Louis.  Formerly Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance (RHCDA), Rise acts as a resource and partner to the community, bringing together nonprofit organizations, financial institutions and government to make successful neighborhood revitalization possible.

“CMT is excited to partner with the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council and Rise St. Louis to bring the neighborhood, stakeholders and interested citizens together to look at the future of such a key piece of development along Delmar at the intersection of MetroLink, the Loop Trolley and MetroBus.  It is just one more example of a great opportunity to reactivate a neighborhood through good development near transit,” said Kim Cella, CMT Executive Director.

Reservations are required for the session and can be made at info@cmt-stl.org or 314.231.7272.

Feedback will also be accepted online leading up to the visioning session at http://cmt-stl.org/programs/the-future-of-the-wabash-station-in-the-loop/. CMT welcomes comments and looks forward to a robust and constructive dialogue about the Wabash Station.