Ferguson's West Florissant Avenue eyed for upgrade

3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, September 25 2014 Sep 25, 2014 Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:31:40 AM CDT September 25, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

FERGUSON (AP) - An area of Ferguson that has been the site of protests and riots is being eyed for an upgrade.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the stretch of West Florissant Avenue was targeted for improvements long before protests began following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

Regional planners on Wednesday discussed possibilities for the 2.6-mile corridor from Interstate 270 to the Emerson Electric Co. headquarters, part of the Great Streets initiative. The project seeks to get communities to view major thoroughfares as more than a way to move vehicle traffic, with better aesthetics and better accommodations for bikes and pedestrians.

A regional planner says the civil unrest has given jitters to potential investors.

 

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