St. Louis Development Boom Accessible by Transit

New developments have been announced across the St. Louis landscape.  Recently, the St. Louis Business Journal published an article detailing the $8 billion worth of projects slated and recently completed between the Arch and Washington University.  CMT dug deeper to find out how many of these new projects are accessible by transit. meta-chart (1)

The list of projects includes 49 active, recently completed, and announced projects in the central corridor.  After mapping all of the projects listed, CMT discovered that all 49 projects are less than two miles from a MetroLink station.  Additionally, 31 of the projects (63.3 percent) are within a half mile of a MetroLink station.  Another 11 projects are within one mile of a Metrolink station.  With new transit technologies, and St. Louisians embracing bike and scooter sharing, the 18 projects that are more than half a mile from a MetroLink station are all conveniently accessible through a plethora of multimodal options.

The close proximity of these projects to transit demonstrates the developers value public transportation and the economic benefits it brings to their projects.  Green Street’s Historic Armory project has a dedicated webpage to the importance of connecting people through public transportation to the nearly 500 full time jobs they hope to create adjacent to the Grand MetroLink station.

This new development in St. Louis is good news for the region.  The potential for full time employment opportunities accessible by public transit is a great opportunity for the city’s residents and riders.  For more details, check out the St. Louis Business Journals article here.