Child safety, urban renewal, and stormwater reduction goals converge in award-winning park and streets project.

Pasadena Boulevard in the St. Louis suburb of Pine Lawn had a few problems: no sidewalks for children walking to and from the nearby school, vacant buildings, and stormwater runoff. Financed by a grant from Metropolitan Sewer District’s Project Clear program and a private family donation, the Heart of Pine Lawn/Northwoods Pointe public improvements project involved replacement of approximately ½ mile of Pasadena Boulevard and installation of a center median, roundabout, new sidewalks, rainscaping and 9 bioretention areas. MSD's Project Clear program aims to reduce the stress of stormwater on local sewer systems and flooding/sewer backups for nearby homes by retaining water where it lands. Related to this project was the creation of Pine Lawn Community Park, which involved demolition of vacant buildings, sitework, new sidewalks, retaining walls, playground, water fountain, benches, site electric, lighting, fencing, bollards, monument sign and landscaping. The project received the St. Louis Business Journal’s Building St. Louis Awards—Public/Private Project $10 Million or Less category.

Beyond Housing and 24:1 Community Land Trust

Pine Lawn, Missouri

1 New Park
New Streets, Medians and Roundabout 
9 New Bioretention Areas