A vibrant, flexible public realm breathes new life into downtown St. Louis
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DETAILS

LocationSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
ClientCordish
Size10.5 acres

Downtown St. Louis is currently undergoing an urban renaissance: seeking to enrich experience of place and to attract a growing population of urban residents, employeers, and tourists. SWA/Balsley was engaged for district-wide landscape services for a new urban redevelopment, Ball Park Village, located directly across the street from Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

Defining a new district identity for Ball Park Village has required striking a careful balance between program-driven design requirements and contemporary approaches to flexible public space design, all within the context of deep history and baseball lore.  This downtown revitalization effort includes creating an iconic, unified district identity; strengthening pedestrian connections to the downtown core; and transforming the Field of Dreams (the historic location of the original Cardinals ballpark infield) into a vibrant, flexible public space that can accommodate a rich daily social experience as well as large events. The landscape master plan infuses the district with a hierarchy of public spaces, distinctive furnishings, signature paving patterns, public art, and performance lighting.

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