St. Louis is gaining ground as a ‘walkable’ city — why that matters to property, business owners

By on August 13, 2019

From St. Louis Business Journal:  St. Louis is gaining ground as walkable city and that could boost lease rates and attract more workers to the region, according to a new study from George Washington University, Cushman & Wakefield and other partners.

From 2010 to 2018, the region built more developments and infrastructure that better support walkability — or how easy it is to get around on foot, bike and public transportation — making St. Louis the ninth fastest growing market, according to the 2019 Foot Traffic Ahead report.

That growth was largely attributed to the new MetroLink station at the Cortex district in Midtown, which opened in 2018. And more walkability growth is expected in the coming years with the Chouteau Greenway, which aims to connect the Gateway Arch grounds to Forest Park, the report mentioned.

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