The Manchester Road Corridor (also known as Missouri State Route 100) is a five-mile long primary commercial arterial in suburban west St. Louis County, Missouri. The nearly 1200-acre study area includes the historic downtown district of Manchester, a new town center for the City of Wildwood, and the primary commercial districts for three other suburban communities. Manchester Road serves as Historic Route 66 leading out of St. Louis, however conventional suburban strip commercial development has evolved along the corridor over the last fifty years damaging the retail viability, pedestrian accessibility, and aesthetic quality of the corridor. The road has further diminished over time as newer, competing commercial districts and town centers have emerged in nearby communities.
Planning for Manchester Road represents one of four demonstration projects of the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative, a project of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) which encourages community leaders to use their streets to create connections and centers of economic and social activity. The goal is by creating wonderful streets, surrounding neighborhoods can be regenerated both economically and socially.
Design Workshop is leading a multi-disciplinary team of consultants to create a master plan for the redevelopment and revitalization of the Manchester Road corridor. The results of this effort will allow the local communities, Missouri Department of Transportation, and other local agencies to proceed with the final engineering and design necessary to proceed with an overall redevelopment strategy.
Manchester Road Corridor
St. Louis, Missouri
East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG)
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