Transit Stop Transformation Project

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Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis are working to activate the space around a Maplewood MetroBus Stop at the corner of Marshall and Manchester with the help of the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KaBOOM!, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., that helps communities build playgrounds for children. This joint initiative, known as the “Transit Stop Transformation Project,” will transform the area at the southwest corner of Manchester Rd. and Marshall Ave. – adjacent to the Citizens National Bank parklet – into a fun, artistic space that encourages active play, cultivates community and increases transit use.

Project Press Release


March 12, 2020
As conditions continue to change rapidly right now around the coronavirus in St. Louis, we are canceling the community paint event scheduled for this Saturday, March 14 for the Maplewood MetroBus Stop to ensure the safety of the participants. Thank you for your understanding.

March 9, 2020

We are just a week away from the Community Paint Day.Artist Rendering

We invite the community to join artist Genevieve Esson and
help bring this public art design to life!

Saturday, March 14, 2020
10 AM to 1 PM
Citizens National Bank

February 24, 2020
Mixed Media artist and Maplewood resident, Genevieve Esson was selected for the transit stop public art installation. The art installation will serve as a focal point of the renovated space. A Community Paint Day is set for Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Citizens National Bank Park (7300 Manchester). We invite the community to join us in the creation of this public art installation. Click here to view the artist renderings.

January 15, 2020 
Request for Public Art Proposals - The project seeks proposals for a public art installation for the Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation project on the corner of Manchester Road and Marshall Avenue. The public art installation will be a key feature of the transit stop transformation project- an imaginative redesign of a MetroBus stop.

December 6, 2019
Design Concepts revealed at Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk.

DESIGN OPTIONS REVEALED: Friday, December 6 from 5 PM to 7 PM, the design team will be at the Maplewood MetroBus Stop displaying posters on the possible design options that integrate play and creativity. The team will have a summary of the community input shared to-date and the current stage of the design. Attendees will be invited to vote on their favorite ideas and their favorite elements of the design. This is an opportunity for community members to give input on a new community amenity for all to enjoy!

Join in the conversation:

Community Engagement Sessions: Tuesday, October 15 from 5 PM to 7 PM and Wednesday, October 16 from 9 AM - 11 AM.  Both sessions will be held at Foundation Grounds, 7298 Manchester Rd., Maplewood, MO.

Community Engagement Session: Saturday, November 9 from 10 AM to 11 AM at Christ Church UCC, 2200 Bellevue Ave., Maplewood, MO.

Not able to attend the community engagement sessions?  Please consider completing the online survey.

Stay tuned for updates on the project!