Time is running out!
 Wednesday night (6/12) is the last community meeting for the Dorsett Road Great Streets project. Attendance has grown at each meeting showing city officials that residents DO care about plans for our city.
If you haven't been to a meeting yet, come tomorrow and see what's going on. If you've already been, come and find out what the next steps are in this exciting project.

 The Dorsett Great Streets website has been very active!
 If you were not able to attend the previous community meetings, go to the website and take the survey on-line.  You can also post ideas that you have for improving Dorsett Road and vote or comment on ideas that other residents have posted. Make your voice heard!  

Next Dorsett Road Great Streets Community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday June 12th:

Maryland Heights Community Center
6:30 to 8:30 pm
2344 McKelvey Road
Maryland Heights, MO

Pass this news on to neighbors and friends!

Dorsett Road:  Love it or hate it, it is the main drag through Maryland Heights. But is it "Main St."?  

If a "Main St." is a place of unique character, pedestrian life and thriving commerce, probably not.  But could it be, with a little planning, imagination and money?  We'll see.

A Post-Dispatch article recently reported "A corridor from Lindbergh Boulevard to Creve Couer Park was selected by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments for its Great Streets Initiative. The project strives to create what it's name suggests — a great street.

"The program is defined around seven keys points, everything from economic development to environmentally best practices and making sure the roadway functions for all users, not just those in cars," said Paul Hubbman, senior management of corridor and long-range planning for East-West Gateway.

We think Dorsett Rd. is an interesting choice because Maryland Heights is a younger, suburban location without the historical character and infrastructure of, for example, South Grand or Maplewood, where other Great Streets Initiatives have been implemented. Could we really develop a Main St., over time, of the caliber of Webster Groves or University City?

We don't know.  But we think it's an interesting question.  People in Maryland Heights have strong feelings about their community.  We hope they use those strong feelings to fuel their participation in this project at every opportunity.