HR&A Delivers the Delmar Loop Area Action Plan


HR&A recently completed an Action Plan for the Delmar Loop area in St. Louis. Commissioned by Washington University and the East and West Loop Special Business Districts, the Action Plan includes a retail and development strategy for the retail, entertainment and cultural corridor which serves as the “campus main street” for the University.


In 2010, commitment of funding for a new trolley system that would connect the Delmar Loop with Saint Louis’ Forest Park provided the impetus to create a new trajectory for the area’s future. This will ensure its continued vibrancy as a unique amenity for Washington University students as well as residents and visitors. An additional goal of the study was to examine ways to enhance retail offerings and encourage private-sector investment in those areas of the Loop that lack shops and services. HR&A’s comprehensive strategy includes recommendations for retail tenanting, real estate development, public realm improvements, infrastructure investments, governance, and implementation.


The Action Plan for Delmar Loop can be found here.