Culturally-diverse South Grand Boulevard is a historic district of St. Louis noted for its multitude of international restaurants. It is a growing commercial and residential area selected as one of four Great Streets Initiative pilot projects in the St. Louis region in 2009, demonstrating the character of the local neighborhood. The project, which was scrutinized by local government officials, brings people together and strengthens transit, walkability, recreation, and sustainability, while promoting a safe street environment. South Grand Boulevard applies innovative green solutions to reduce stormwater loading at moderate cost and in a manner that provides additional environmental benefits.
Yang, Bo; Zhang, Yue; and Blackmore, Pamela, "South Grand Boulevard Great Street Landscape Performance Benefits Assessment" (2012). Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Faculty Publications. Paper 138.