On Tuesday night The National Park Service gave the public a chance to comment on its report that considers the potential impacts of renovating the St. Louis Arch grounds.
The comment period runs through March 1 and the complete report and comment form can be found here.
In order to assess how, or if, improvements will impact the surrounding area, the park service considered three scenarios. The park service found that none of scenarios would be detrimental to the surrounding area.
Supporters of a sales tax increase to fund an upgrade of the Arch grounds, along with local parks and trails, are gearing up for a two-and-a-half month campaign.
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted today 20-3-1 today put the measure on the April 6 ballot, when it will also be considered in St. Louis County. Aldermen Sam Moore, Antonio French and Scott Ogilvie voted no, and Ald. Terry Kennedy voted present. Two aldermen were absent.