The main project in Wells Goodfellow is the conversion of 9 acres across 80 vacant parcels to a new community green space that weaves around occupied properties, connecting Barrett Brothers Park in the West to Gundlach School (closed) and MSD detention basins in the East.
This location was selected through a combination of computer modeling that prioritizes locations in need of stormwater management and participatory mapping workshops. Through the Urban Greening Program, 35 vacant and abandoned buildings have been demolished in the green space (and another ~40 hazardous vacant buildings adjacent to the green space and surrounding Laclede Elementary).
The design for this community space is the result of nearly two years of community workshops, and was finalized through a 3-day design charrette held in late November 2017 - with funding from EPA through the Kansas State University's Technical Assistance for Brownfields program, which provided two firms (HDR and CSRA) to complete the design.
With funding from the Robert J. Trulaske Jr. Family Foundation, the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and the Missouri Department of Conservation, property conversion will begin in early Fall of 2018.
Download the Wells Goodfellow Neighborhood Green Space Design here.
Request For Proposals posted for grading, earthwork, and seeding of the Wells Goodfellow Neighborhood Green Space