SLDC releases RFP for station area plans 3 existing and two proposed MetroLink stations

MetroLink Light Rail, St Louis, MOThe St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) is seeking a consulting firm  with expertise in transit station area planning and development. The objective is to develop Station Area Plans for three existing MetroLink station areas along the current alignment and two proposed station areas along the planned Northside-Southside MetroLink extension alignment.

This study will be funded with a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant (awarded to EWG) under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goal of the Grant is to create a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD), which is aimed at building the capacity of local and regional actors to implement sustainable practices by sharing knowledge, best practices, and resources, and to connect local and regional planning efforts. Ultimately, the implementation of the RPSD will create and protect sustainable, equitable, and livable communities within the St. Louis Region.

For the RFP, http://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/sldc/documents/RFP-Station-Area-Planning.cfm.   Questions, contact Amy Lampe, Major Project Specialist, lampea@stlouis-mo.gov

These plans along with the five stations chosen under the TOD Study portion of the HUD Grant will provide a good foundation to help move TOD forward in the region.