The Metro Mayors of St. Louis passed a resolution in support of the development of the St. Louis riverfront, calling for federal legislators to pursue an agreement with the National Park Service to release the passive-use requirement on those acres that do not immediately surround the Gateway Arch.
The resolution, adopted Jan. 31 and made public Wednesday, said the Arch and the riverfront can only be enhanced if regulations prohibiting development on some portions of the 91-acre site are lifted. The Gateway Arch and surrounding Jefferson National Expansion Memorial are part of the National Park System.
The Metro Mayors of St. Louis, an organization that discusses regional issues, is comprised of more than 30 mayors from the St. Louis area. The organization said it wants to further the Danforth Foundation’s efforts to expand the downtown attraction to contribute to the vitality and sustainability of the St. Louis region.