Kiener Plaza

Area: Downtown St. Louis

Under Construction 


  1. Construction recently started on the $19-million revamping of Kiener Plaza, the city park just west of the Old Courthouse downtown.

    Coming to the new Kiener is interactive fountains, a large central lawn, a fountain replacement for the old œRunner statue, outdoor cafe seating, new gardens, bicycle parking and wider sidewalks. 

Photo Credit: William Currie

Photo Credit: William Currie

Photo Credit: William Currie

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (02/28/16): ' Construction starts on Kiener Plaza downtown ' (08/25/15): ' Remake of Kiener Plaza Gets Go Ahead, The Runner to Remain '

Fresh Coast Tree Farms

Website:   Fresh Coast Capital


Forty-two vacant lots in St. Louis will become tree farms, urban agriculture and green infrastructure projects through a partnership between the city and Chicago-based development firm Fresh Coast Capital.

Mayor Francis Slay hailed the news on Thursday, saying in a statement that such projects will turn empty lots from a liability that costs the city thousands of dollars a year to maintain into an asset.

The 42 lots make up about 3 acres of land, and all are in the city™s 22nd Ward in north St. Louis, around the area of Clara and St. Edward avenues.

About 1,500 hybrid poplars will be planted.
The city™s Land Reutilization Authority made the 42 parcels available for $1 to Fresh Coast Capital, which describes itself as an investment and real estate development firm œwith an environmental and social mission.

Source, St. Louis Post-Dispatch