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MetroLink Provides Opportunity in St. Louis to Build Livable, Walkable Communities By Transit

Can St. Louis use the public transit infrastructure it has invested millions in to create livable, walkable communities in the region? Come hear on Sept. 27

Gas prices are on the rise, congestion continues to grow, and St. Louis commuters are looking for a way to avoid the hassles of commuting to work. 

Can St. Louis use the public transit infrastructure it has invested millions in to create livable, walkable communities in the region? Will developers build around transit in St. Louis with the right incentives?  They currently want to build in areas with good highway/road access, will they choose an area with good transit access?

Join Citizens for Modern Transit on September 27 for a Breakfast Panel Discussion on The Opportunities Around Light Rail.

Hear from a local developer who is in the process of opening a $250 million development on top of MetroLlink in the City of St. Louis and the opportunities around three stations in St. Louis County and St. Louis City.  What would entice developers to Brentwood, Clayton, Richmond Heights, Shrewsbury, Pagedale and other locations where we have light rail in place as a key to building livable, walkable destinations?

The event, which will be held from 7:30-9a.m. at the RCGA,  will provide a great opportunity for local leaders, businesses, developers, real estate specialists, lenders, non-profits and citizens to hear opportunities available right in our backyard around MetroLink for development.  Registration will be from 7:30 to 8 a.m. with the Panel Discussion beginning at 8 a.m.

Panelists will include Ken Christian, Beyond Housing; Betty Van Uum, Vice-Chancellor at University of Missouri – St. Louis; and a representative from the City of St. Louis.   Also, hear from a local developer, Amos Harris, on what it took to take on the Mercantile Exchange Project directly above the Convention Center Station.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Metro, Polsinelli Shughart, and RCGA.

Reservations are currently being accepted. The cost is $15 for CMT members and $30 for non-members.   Make your reservation online at www.cmt-stl.org or mail a check made payable to CMT to 911 Washington, Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63101. 

Event Details:

Thursday, September 27, 2012
7:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
8:00 a.m. Program
RCGA , One Metropolitan Square, Ste. 1300, St. Louis, MO 63102

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gaen September 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Pay to hear talk about this? Well that's a problem. And then no monitoring for safety and to make sure people pay to ride rail. See how DC does it....
gaen September 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM
And pay,that much? Really? Thought it was community meeting....for support, info.

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