Legacy parkBSA’s current project! We are raising funds to construct a public park on the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard here in St. Louis. The park will be in honor of Dr. King and dedicated to the people who helped shape the culture of St. Louis. It will be an attraction for the city and the region where people can learn about Dr. King’s dream. This park will inspire the community of St. Louis to spur on additional improvements to the city.
- The Park will have the following features:
- -Donor recognition opportunities
- -Information signage and exhibits
- -Raised platform stage as a central feature
- -Phase II shelter for shade and rain protection
- -Illuminated metal MLK sculpture on building wall
- -Location for Corner sculpture
- -Improvements to site drainage
- -Features that are resistant to vandalism
- -Gathering spaces for both large events and small groups
- -An efficient setup for sound and lighting
- -Safely laid out and securely lit
- -Tables and benches
- -Handicap accessibility
- -Planting areas that are easy to maintain and low-cost to build
- -Attractive and inviting circular walkway
Urban agricultureBSA has chosen the field of Urban Agriculture, Agri-business, hydroponics, horticulture, aquaculture for one of the first commercial redevelopment pilot demonstration projects. BSA has partnered with Square Fruit Labs to create a new system to grow vegetables by the way of hydroponics and aeroponics. These vegetables can be grown all year round which is best to get the area on MLK, considered food desserts. Vegetables grown this hi-tech way will be 3 times fresher than the ones you get from your local grocery stores.
Bike trailGraham Hill has a long history of being involved with the Denver and Boulder Community. The Civil Rights historian has worked for transit, bicycle and CarShare opportunities for all citizens. In 2004 he traveled and spoke about transit expansion into many disadvantaged areas on behalf of the Regional Transit District. The Fast Tracks initiative was past and now Denver has one of the best transit systems in the US.
African American Cultural Sub-districtSt. Louis has a rich history with African American culture dating back hundreds of years Beloved Streets of America is devoted to preserving that history and inspiring young black artists.
“African American history museum and cultural sub-district” is a proposed political sub-district devoted to celebrating the prominent black singers, artists, writers, and thinkers of St. Louis.
(Famous French entertainer, Josephine Baker got her start in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the first American woman to be honored with a French military burial after her death in 1975. Photo credit: Michael Ochs, Getty Images)
The Zoo Museum District currently supports five public sub-disctricts: the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Science Center, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the St. Louis Zoo. A Missouri law passed in 2005 allows for the inclusion of an African American Cultural sub-district by public vote.