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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »

General Management Plan

 

The Record of Decision for the Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement has been signed.

Read the final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Final GMP/EIS) here.
Please take note that some of the maps in the Final GMP/EIS have been revised and the new versions are available in the Record of Decision.
The National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) site for the entire project is located here and a full list of documents produced is located here.

The planning process for this Final GMP/EIS began in early 2008. Since the process started, National Park Service (NPS) staff members have conducted an extensive public involvement and outreach program, meeting with nearly 1000 people in 11 public informational meetings. The Final GMP/EIS was crafted from the valuable public comment received on the draft plan, and includes revisions to the preferred alternative based upon this input.

Superintendent Bradley said, "Interest in the General Management Plan for the memorial has been high, and St. Louisans have displayed an incredible knowledge of the site and its future possibilities. I have nothing but admiration and appreciation for the suggestions, comments and encouraging dialog we have had with the people of St. Louis and the surrounding area on this plan. Working together, we have achieved a balance between the restrictions of our National Historic Landmark status and the potential of the site to make connections with the city and Illinois side of the river, while at the same time improving the visitor experience. We now look forward to an exciting design competition as part of the preferred alternative, which will provide unique and creative solutions to current problems and add dynamic new elements to the park."

Did You Know?

The Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was a gathering place for pioneers going west. It was also the site of several important nineteeth century trials which helped fuel major changes to the American way of life. To learn more about the Old Courthouse click here. More...