ST. LOUIS — The City of St. Louis will receive about $696,000 of a $4.6 million federal planning grant awarded to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments
as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development''s
(HUD) $100 million Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program
, according to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The funds allocated to the city will be used to pay for a senior planner and part of the sustainability director''s salary, as well as fund a transit-oriented development analysis, a transit-orientated development economic development plan and a traffic flow evaluation, the article stated.
"Having more resources to devote to sustainability is vitally important," said Sustainability Director Catherine Werner.
"This grant will allow the city to devote additional staff time to the regional effort, and will be an important step towards developing plans for more sustainable transit and economic development opportunities in the city," Werner added.