The City of St. Louis and Gateway Foundation have partnered to develop the City Garden - a unique 2.9 acre sculpture and landscape public garden on the Gateway Mall. The City Garden is being built on the two blocks between Eighth and Tenth and Chestnut and Market Streets. Construction is coming along nicely.
Gateway Foundation has paid more than $20 million for the design and construction of the garden, including state-of-the art lighting, ongoing maintenance, security, and insurance expenses. The City will own the garden improvements, providing water and electricity, and will continue to own the land. Features of the garden will include three impressive water features, a café overlooking the garden, an eight-foot limestone wall, a state-of-the-art LED video wall and much more.
The project is scheduled to be completed by July 2009. Other downtown projects the Gateway Foundation played a significant role in include the Gateway Mall Master Plan, lighting of the Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse, Civil Courts Building and the development of Triangle Park at Clark and 14th Streets.