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Kiener Plaza could be first part of Arch redevelopment project

July 4, 2011
Kiener Plaza in St. Louis. (via Flickr/Digital Sextant)

Kiener Plaza in St. Louis. (via Flickr/Digital Sextant)

Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio

Kiener Plaza is likely to be the first portion of the Gateway Arch project to be completed.

Those familiar with the project say it’s slated for completion in the fall of 2013.

The plan for the Plaza includes a performance pavilion, an eating venue, seating, and water features.

Walter Metcalfe with the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the group that sponsored the design competition, said work on Kiener Plaza can move forward more quickly because it’s not part of the National Park.

“We don’t have all the compliance and permitting processes that are required on the National Park property, which is what we’re going through now, value analysis and environmental assessments,” Metcalfe said.

The Gateway Mall Conservancy, which oversaw the City Garden project, will take the lead in the redevelopment of Kiener Plaza, as well.

The projected cost for Kiener is not yet know, but the entire Arch redevelopment is expected to cost 578 million dollars and be completed in October 2015.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Tom Ostermueller permalink
    August 13, 2011 10:35 pm

    this may be off the subject but I believe it’s connected to the arch, kiener plaza projects … as i understand [possibly wrong] the area west of kiener plaza ALL the way to the court bldg. on tucker[12th] was set aside for public?park use … how did the corporate folks get a large multistory building ? [around 7th street?] put smack in the middle of this park/public site? …

    QUESTION: is this project going to end up in a similar way? – some rich corporation ending up being the beneficiary of this public/govt. project ……… just wonderin’

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