Kiener Plaza renovations open house Monday

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The future look of Kiener Plaza is up for public debate and discussion on Monday at an open house. A multi-million dollar redesign is being proposed.

The plans detail some big time changes to this central downtown area. Included in the proposal is eliminating the iconic Runner fountain.

However, the Runner Statue will remain under new plans.

The proposed changes are part of the larger Cityarchriver Project on and around the Archgrounds. Many of us have seen the runner fountain dyed different colors for sports teams and other special events. Under the renovation plan, the plaza would have interactive water features, an event lawn in front of the old courthouse, shade gardens, a playground with a giant swing, a bicycle parking area and space for a future visitor center.

The project would cost between $18 to $22 million dollars.

It would be paid for by a combination of public funds from proposition p and private funds being raised by Cityarchriver.

Monday's open house for the public will run from 4p.m. until 7p.m. It will take place at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark on South Broadway Avenue.

Construction is set to start next year and should take 14 months.


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