Danforth Hopes To Create World-Class Riverfront

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Wednesday, August 29 2007 Aug 29, 2007 Wednesday, August 29, 2007 6:44:41 AM CDT August 29, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A study released today by a foundation headed by former Sen. John Danforth says St. Louis can have a world-class riverfront -- but needs part of the Gateway Arch grounds to do it. The Danforth Foundation is hoping to convince the federal government to give up some of the 91 acres of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial where the towering monument to westward expansion sits. Danforth says St. Louis is wasting two of its most valuable assets -- The Arch itself and the city's position on the Mississippi River. He says the Arch, quote, "stands in splendid isolation." The study was conducted at the request of Mayor Francis Slay. He calls development of the riverfront and a plan to better connect the Arch to downtown a major priority.

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