Fresh Ideas for Saint Louis Join the Funding Stage

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Spring is officially here (he said, furiously knocking on wood) and along with it a new batch of Rally Saint Louis ideas are ready to be funded. From the beautiful, such as an art installation and restoration, to an homage of our beer culture, this group of ideas has a lot of promise for Saint Louis.

The newest ideas are below but 10 other ideas remain on the funding board. Now what are you waiting for? Go support your favorite ideas today!

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  • Idea: Scenic River Des Peres (PLEDGE HERE)
  • Summary: Engineer the River Des Peres drainage channel to include fresh water flowing like a real river. Use the river to include boathouses for crewing teams and rental, gondolas, fishing gear shops, even have a system of water-busses for transit.
  • Budget:  $28,000 Phase One, which would be for a feasibility analysis to determine planning and budget.

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  • Idea: Extreme Makeover: Underpass Edition (PLEDGE HERE)
  • Summary: Light up, beautify, and enliven the underpasses using state-of-the-art aesthetic lighting, art installations, unique programming, and other creative ideas to better link the sides divided by the highways and create a safer, more inviting pedestrian experience.
  • Budget:  $15,000 for Phase One, which would be a non electrical art installation. Sites TBD.

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  • Idea: Washington Park Cemetery PLEDGE HERE)
  • Summary: Clear, beautify, and restore Washington Park Cemetery in Berkley – within view when you fly in or out of Lambert Airport. The cemetery has been neglected since the mid 80’s.
  • Budget:  $35,000 will provide enough money for lawn mowers, weed trimmers, a wood chipper, storage shed and more.

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  • Idea: Bring The Magic House to Lambert Airport (VIEW HERE)
  • Summary: Bring a Magic House installation to Lambert Airport! Let’s create a dedicated space in our airport that can showcase the fact that St. Louis is a family travel destination and a wonderful place to raise kids.
  • Budget:  Final budget expected by May 1, 2013.

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  • Idea: National Beer Museum (VIEW HERE)
  • Summary: This idea would create a National Beer Museum of world class quality. St. Louis has a great beer history. We are home to the Anheuser Busch, one of the largest brewers in the world. We once had large brewers like Lemp, Falstaff, Griesedieck, among others.
  • Budget:  Final budget expected by May 1, 2013.

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Go pledge for your favorite ideas and take to Twitter and Facebook to tell your friends! Also, we do this every month, so keep voting for your favorite ideas and submitting new ones!

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