St. Louis Front Page presents St. Louis CitySide, an overview of the City Government of Saint Louis. From time to time, we will take an indepth look at many of the projects in which the city is involved and how these projects will affect residents and visitors.
St. Louis Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Crews Install Performance Space at Old Post Office Plaza
Registered Voters in City of St. Louis to Receive New 'Notice of Election' Card Containing Sample Ballot
Fountains at Old Post Office Plaza Taking Shape
City Garden Unfolding on the Gateway Mall
CIty Officials Hope Old Post Office Plaza Will Become the Newest Destination in Downtown St. Louis
Downtown St. Louis will celebrate the grand opening of the Old Post Office Plaza with a special dedication, April 3, followed by the initiation of the waterfall, tours of the Plaza and refreshments.
ST. LOUIS, (SLFP.com), March 22, 2009 - The brightly lit Wing Lights, testing of the fountain, completion of the cloud and screen walls, and numerous concrete benches are just a few hints that the multi-purpose Old Post Office Plaza will soon be completed.
During the past few months, trees have been planted and an undulating permanent screen wall has been installed next to the Robert's Orpheum Theater
The public is invited to join Mayor Francis Slay and other downtown leaders plaza in a special dedication, Friday, April 3, at 4 p.m. A brief program will be followed with the initiation of the waterfall, tours of the Plaza and refreshments.
A family day is planned, Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., with food and entertainment. Kids' shows in the morning and music and dancing in the afternoon.
On Sunday, April 5, the activities will include more food and a diverse line-up of musical guests.
The award-winning design will eventually incorporate extensive landscaping and water features with a sculpture "Torso di Ikaro" by Artist Igor Mitoraj as its focal point. Development of The Plaza was identified as a key component of revitalization of the Old Post Office District in the 1999 Downtown Development Action Plan. See archived story: Old Post Office Plaza to Feature Signature Sculpture
Funding for the project includes support from the Danforth Foundation, the US Bancorp Community Development Corporation, the St. Louis Brownsfields Cleanup Fund (via St. Louis Development Corporation) and the Gateway Foundation.
Downtown Urgent Care Center to Open
ST. LOUIS, (SLFP.com), January 12, 2009 - The Downtown Urgent Care Center is opening a 2,600 square foot acute medical care facility, March 31, in the lobby of 916 Olive Street building.
Staffed by board certified physicians, the center will contain six patient exam rooms, an on-site lab and radiology department, front ambulance bay ready to take critical patients to a hospital emergency room and much more. The center was conceived by St. Luke's Hospital Emergency Department physician, Dr. Sonny Saggar. Alicia Haywood, M.D., David Davis, M.D. and Sanit Saengsamran, M.D., along with Saggar will staff the center.
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