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University City, Olivette to hear plans for I-170 interchange

Oct 17, 2011

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The City Councils of Olivette and University City will meet Monday night to hear ideas on how their cities can collaborate to redevelop the area around the Olive-Interstate 170 interchange.

The effort began after MoDOT completed a $25 million rebuild of the interchange, which is the border between University City and Olivette.

Both city councils agreed to appoint members to a task force that was charged with developing a development framework for the area. That task force will present its report at the Monday night meeting.

Olivette planning director Carlos Trejo says he’s excited about the commitment the cities have shown.

“We are both proud of our identities, but we think we can still maintain our identities but work together and create something unique here for the St. Louis region,” Trejo said.

Trejo says it will be up to the councils to decide which recommendations to accept or reject.

The presentation is Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Centennial Commons Recreation Facility in University City’s Heman Park.