City of Ferguson and Washington University seek redevelopment proposals for property at 830 S. Florissant Road. Ideas should be submitted via www.ideabounce.com/ferguson. Fifteen finalists will present at the "Talkin' the Walk" event May 30.
FERGUSON, MISSOURI: A unique development opportunity exists in the City of Ferguson's "Citywalk." The City currently owns a 4,000 square foot building at 830 South Florissant Road, and is seeking input on how best to redevelop the site. Therefore, the City has partnered with Washington University in St. Louis to host an IdeaBounce event on Wednesday, May 30th. Concepts for the property should be submitted to the IdeaBounce website at www.ideabounce.com/ferguson.
Finalists will then be chosen to perform two-minute presentations on their proposals to a panel of judges and the public. The judges will then select the top submissions based upon their presentations. Each winner will receive a special gift and dinner with the judges for individual mentoring and advice on how to further explore their proposals. Ideas should contribute to Citywalk's sense as a destination retail, entertainment and arts center. Both not-for-profit and for-profit ventures are encouraged to participate.
The “Talkin’ the Walk” event on May 30th will be at 830 South Florissant Road, about one mile north of Interstate 70. It will be open to the public to hear the selected presentations, with a networking reception to immediately follow. Registration will open at 6:00 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM. The City invites developers, business owners, Ferguson residents or anyone else from the St. Louis area who is interested in the development of Citywalk to attend. For any questions, please contact John Shaw with the City of Ferguson at (314) 524-5151.