Maryland Park Lake District Feasibility Study
As one of the largest undeveloped areas in the St. Louis metropolitan region, there was an opportunity within the Maryland Park Lake District to promote sustainable development that created value for landowners, the city, the region, habitat, wildlife, visitors, and residents.
The i5Group, working with grass root organizations, developed a concise, high level feasibility study that outlined opportunities and a process for future sustainable development and conservation in the Maryland Park Lake District. The primary recommendation of the feasibility study was that a full green infrastructure plan and ecosystem services valuation study be done for the Maryland Park Lake District. The report recommendations were endorsed by multiple St. Louis environmental organizations.
A green infrastructure plan and ecosystem services valuation would guide and inform several opportunities for sustainable development including:
Ensuring a Connected Green Infrastructure Network
Restoring the Tree Canopy
Promote Community Identity Through Architecture and Site Design
Create and Support “High Quality” Open Space
The i5Group met with multiple stakeholders including the City of Maryland Heights, McBride and Son Homes, MSD, and GRG.
Prime Consultant: The i5Group
Client: Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth