Citizens for Modern Transit, the regional transit advocacy organization, and AARP St. Louis are working to activate the space around a Maplewood MetroBus Stop at the corner of Marshall and Manchester with the help of the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KaBOOM!, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., that helps communities build playgrounds for children. This joint initiative, known as the “Play Everywhere Project,” will transform the area at the southwest corner of Manchester Rd. and Marshall Ave. – adjacent to the Citizens National Bank parklet – into a fun, artistic space that encourages active play, cultivates community and increases transit use.
Kaboom! is currently seeking a design collaborator to assist with the project this fall in Maplewood and has just released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for community-engaged design collaborator/artist/creative person . The project seeks qualifications for designers, artists, and inter-disciplinary teams to engage and work collaboratively with the residents and community stakeholders of Maplewood for the design and development of a site specific Play Everywhere project at the MetroBus Stop on Manchester Rd. The design collaborator will be a critical part of the project team.
Click here for more information on RFQ. Click on Design Collaborator Maplewood link. Project set to kick off on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 with community meetings.