Transit riders, area residents, elected officials, and stakeholders are invited to weigh in on the two design concepts developed for the “Transit Stop Transformation” Project underway at the Belleville Transit Center. The designs – developed by St. Louis-based transportation engineering and planning firm CBB, with the help of public input received from residents last fall – are centered around an “Art Blooms in Belleville” theme and feature garden and artist pallet visions. There will be several in-person and virtual opportunities for residents and transit riders to vote for their favorite design during a two-week period starting Friday, Jan. 21. The concept preferred by the public will be finalized in February and construction will get underway in late April/early May.
The public can provide feedback in person and vote for their favorite concept at the Belleville Transit Center (800 Scheel Street):
- Friday, January 21st, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
- Wednesday, January 26th, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
- Thursday, January 27th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 2nd, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Boards will be on display at the following locations from January 21st to February 4th.
- Belleville YMCA – Downtown Branch
- Belleville Public Library
- Belleville City Hall
- Cosmic Comic Store on West Main
- The Shoppes at Old Town on East Main
“The Belleville Transit Center will be the third transit stop to be transformed in the St. Louis region,” commented Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “The first to be transformed was a Maplewood MetroBus Stop in spring 2020, followed by the Emerson Transit Center in late-summer 2021. Each of these projects are helping to create engaging, energized spaces that promote community and transit use.”
“Transit Stop Transformation” Projects are designed to showcase a deep understanding of and commitment to equitable development around transit, the impact and possibility of play, the ability for creative interventions to produce long-term impact in neighborhoods accessible for residents eight to 80 years of age, and the need for collaboration to succeed. Partners work with stakeholders to build consensus and policies to move permanent development forward – and ultimately help improve safety and security, build ridership on the system and increase activity around transit, while reinforcing the element of fun that comes with activating space around transit and building community.
We want your input! VOTE TODAY