In a post last week called Rethinking the North Grand Corridor for Jobs, Economic Opportunity I introduced the idea of a collaborative effort to do a corridor study of North Grand from Delmar to I-70, roughly 2.5 miles.
Today I’ll continue this line of thought by identifying institutions/businesses/amenities on or near Grand that might be helpful in this process.
Here is the list, starting from Delmar (lower left):
- Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
- Grand Center
- Cochran VA Hospital
- Clyde Miller Career Academy (SLPS)
- Justine Petersen
- St. Alphonsus Church
- Chronicle Coffee
- S. Louis Housing Authority
- PNC Bank (Page)
- Vashon High School (SLPS)
- CHIPS Health and Wellness Center
- Lindell Bank
- Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club
- Fairground Park (St. Louis Parks Dept)
- Beaumont Career & Technical High School (SLPS)
- St. Louis Public Library, Divoll Branch
- PNC Bank (Grand @ N. Florissant)
- Grace Hill Settlement
- Grace Hill Water Tower Health Center
- North Grand Water Tower (coronation column)
- Bissell Water Tower
- Bissell Mansion
There are likely many more places that can serve as anchors. Grand from Natural Bridge to I-70 is the The Grand Boulevard Vending District, so perhaps this can become an area where retail activity is organized, concentrated, & marketed. Maybe the 2.5 mile length is branded as one district or maybe it it broken up into segments.
It passes through four city neighborhoods:
- College Hill
- Grand Center
It primarily passes through two wards: 3 & 19. Two more wards have a few blocks each: 2 & 4. And a few more wards are very close to North Grand: 5, 18, & 21.
Metro is a big part too with eight MetroBus lines in the area:
- 70 (Grand)
- 4 (Natural Bridge)
- 30 (Soulard)
- 32 (ML King-Chouteau)
- 41 (Lee)
- 74 (Florissant)
- 94 (Page)
- 97 (Delmar)
So I’ve identified most of the players that could be involved in coming together to closely examine North Grand, developing a master plan, a marketing plan, etc.