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Environmental Assessment (EA) for Implementing CityArchRiver Initiative Elements

The NPS is pleased to announce the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Implementing CityArchRiver Initiative Elements at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The EA has been developed in coordination with our cooperating agencies (Missouri Department of Transportation, Federal Highways Administration) and the Great Rivers Greenway District. It analyzes three alternatives for projects proposed by the winning design competition team and park partners as part of the broader CityArchRiver initiative.

The park has recommended alternative 3 as its preferred alternative to the Regional Director of the NPS Midwest Regional Office. This alternative includes a new landscape over I-70 to connect the Old Courhouse and a redesigned Luther Ely Smith Square to a new west entrance and an updated underground visitor center/museum. In addition, this specific alternative includes removal of the Arch Parking Garage, replacing it with a new park landscape; improvements to security, accessibility, plantings, and exhibits throughout the park; and additional changes proposed for the park's east slopes, reflecting ponds, processional walks, and Old Courthouse, as well as the Central Riverfront.

The EA comment period will run until March 1, 2013. You may provide comments through this website, or:

--at the January 29, 2013 public open house, 4-7 PM at the Old Courthouse, 11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102; or
--by mail to the address noted below.

Note: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, please contact Kathy Schneider at 314-655-1630.
Comment Period: 01/15/2013 - 03/01/2013
Topic Questions Instructions:
The Great Rivers Greenway District is interested in receiving feedback specific to the proposed improvements to the Central Riverfront. To quickly identify these comments and share them with our partner, we have created a question specific to this topic. If you choose to respond to the topic question, please number your response to match.
Topic Questions:
1. Do you have any comments specific to the proposed improvements to the Central Riverfront?
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