Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan

Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Planning Area

Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Planning Area

The Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan establishes a vision for the neighborhoods of the planning area: “accessible, sustainable, inclusive neighborhoods where families and individuals thrive in a diverse and historically rich, engaged community.” The Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods is the area defined by Gravois on the north, Meramec on the south, Grand on the west and Jefferson on the east. Throughout its eight sections, the plan lays out specific recommended action items for achieving that vision:

  • Safety
  • Youth and Education
  • Employment and Business Development
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Transit, Streets and Walkability
  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment

What is a Community Plan

A community plan is a public document which contains specific proposals for future land uses and public improvements in a given community. Based off engagement with local residents and community leaders, it provides policies and a long-range physical development guide for elected officials and citizens engaged in community development.

One of our top priorities for the Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan is ensuring it will spur equitable investment and action in the community. In order to accomplish this, the plan has been adopted as an official plan by the City of St. Louis, meaning the recommendations will influence all future development in the area.

Typical elements found in a community plan include:

  • Land Use
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Public Facilities and Services
  • Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Economic Development
  • and More

The Gravois-Jefferson Planning team looked toward several examples as best practices, due to their strong community engagement and relevance of recommendations:

To learn more about community and urban planning, the American Planning Association has a lot of additional information available online.