The Gateway Community Center--through to a better tomorrow

This proposal focuses on the revitalization of a distressed neighborhood in East St. Louis, IL. Toward the initiation of a revitalization effort we propose to rehabilitate 2500 sq ft of an existing structure into a neighborhood park and community center. The proposed building is an old abandoned school in the Emerson Park area--already a focal point for the neighborhood. It will provide residents easy access to meeting facilities and information on neighborhood issues as well as impetus and focus for further neighborhood improvements.Take a look at the evaluations of the project below.


>Economic Evaluation

Visual Quality of Project

Cultural/Historical Resource Impacts

Wildlife/Habitat Issues


Project Managers:

Brian Deal

Bill Skinner

Kelly Dressel