With the transformation of the Riverfront and Gateway Arch grounds underway, the Great Rivers Greenway District is pleased to announce the purchase of a historic property that will provide a safer and more accessible connection between Laclede’s Landing and the revitalized Riverfront.

The lot is situated directly north of the Eads Bridge between First and Second streets on Laclede’s Landing. It is the site of the former Switzer Licorice Building, which was demolished in 2007.

The District aims to transform the property into a park or other compatible development offering food, restrooms, or other services to enhance the visitor experience, while providing a seamless transition between the revitalized Gateway Arch grounds and Laclede’s Landing.

The District purchased the property from St. John’s Bank for $350,000. The property’s appraised value was $390,000.

Find out more about Great Rivers Greenway: http://www.greatriversgreenway.org