St. Louis' Washington Avenue Honored
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Washington Avenue in St. Louis is being hailed as one of the top 10 streets in the nation by the American Planning Association.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the association is lauding Washington Avenue for its industrial architecture, mix of land use and lively atmosphere.
Washington Avenue was once home to a thriving garment industry. When those jobs moved elsewhere, the street reemerged as a favorite place for restaurants, night clubs and shops.
Mayor Francis Slay lauds the street for its walkability and diversity, architecture, monuments, parks and art.