Automated Bike-Sharing Stations: $80,000by STLDanni 12.03.12
Patterned after similar systems in Shanghai, Paris & Chicago, this project would create bicycle stations where residents and visitors may choose to rent and return bicycles at easily accessible intervals throughout the city. Every 0.5 miles a bicycle rental and return station would be available in the immediate downtown area through the Central West End.
RECREATE LINDY SQUARED & OTHER MURALS ON BUILDINGS TO ENCOURAGE PUBLIC ART: $25,000by MarkL 12.03.12
From 1977 to 1981 the much-loved Lindy Squared mural became a tourist stop, a landmark and a source of pride for the people of St. Louis. Though the building came down in 1981, the vision of recreating Lindy Squared has remained alive in many people’s hearts and minds. We now have an opportunity to not only recreate Lindy Squared in an innovative fashion, but to also initiate a mural renaissance in downtown St. Louis. Our dream, after recreating Lindy Squared, is to have painted murals that are artistically creative and inspiring on other buildings. These murals will give a positive message that promotes St. Louis. This would require a careful selection of locations suitable for the murals as well as a choice of subject matter that is compatible with, enhances and beautifies the surrounding architecture and street scape. The “Lindy Squared 2.0” mural will be hand-painted on a movable backing, so it can “travel.” It will be installed in four different locations over a two-year period. With strategic placement, a theme of “Where’s Lindy Now?” would allow for ongoing chatter about public art and events or developments in the region. It will also help to showcase a variety of neighborhoods. A larger initiative has a longer life - to use murals to help perpetuate the art community in St. Louis, and ultimately spawn more outdoor art that can be viewed for free (which is the nature of public art). Murals are a great medium to showcase the talents of local artisans and be a catalyst that promotes St. Louis as a great place to live, work, play, and visit. Using creative ideas, technology and a public forum, the initiative will be fun, engaging and an enticing attraction to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Building regional and even national awareness of St. Louis as a center for art will support tourism, artists and art-lovers, and enhance the stature of St. Louis as a world-class city. There are a number of other cities that have recognized the value of a vibrant visual environment, with murals playing a key roll. The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is by far the largest in the U.S., perhaps the world, with over 3,000 murals in their collection. Surely, St. Louis would benefit in many ways from having more public art.
Lighten Up St. Louis: $15,000by mpowerstlouis 12.01.12
Lighten Up St. Louis is a cost-sensitive initiative to improve neighborhood safety by installing sidewalk-facing pedestrian lights to the existing cobra head street lights on major thoroughfares.
Bring the National Soccer Hall of Fame to St Louis: Budget $1,100,000by Timothy A Reeder 12.04.12
St Louis is a center of the soccer world in the United States and many St Louisans are enshrine. The museum shut it's doors in 2010 and should be moved to St Louis.
@stlouismoving: $33,000by markphilip 12.07.12
St Lou is on the move. So let's literally move St. Louis. With this project, we'll miniaturize (via 3D printing) famous St. Louis landmarks, neighborhoods and other identifiable icons and place them in larger market cities as part of a guerrilla marketing and social media campaign to help spread the word that St. Lou is on the move.
mushmaus Artist Residency: $5,750by Krutie 12.01.12
mushmaus is an idea to create an artist residency in St Louis, which offers time, ample space, and a stipend for DIY conceptual visual communicators to realize big ideas and to encourage an elevated dialogue about work completed at mushmaus between Saint Louis artists, in-residence artists, and members of the community. mushmaus promotes and facilitates the exploration and cultivation of installation, cross-media, new-media, or other trans-formative endeavors though collaborations, interactions, performances, meetings, exhibitions, lectures, publications, and more.
Extreme Makeover - UnderPass Edition: Budget $15,000by JmciverSTL 12.05.12
The city of St. Louis is riddled with uninviting, dangerous underpasses created by the massive highways system that pierces through our city. Since the highways aren't going anywhere (unless the raised section of 70 downtown is removed, hopefully), an effort should be made to light up, beautify, and enliven the underpasses using state-of-the-art aesthetic lighting, art installations, unique programming, and other creative ideas to better link the sides divided by the highways and create a safer, more inviting pedestrian experience.
Scenic River Des Peres: Budget $28,000by Ken Underhill 12.29.12
Engineer the River Des Peres drainage channel to include fresh water flowing like a real river. Use the river to include boathouses for crewing teams and rental, gondolas, fishing gear shops, even have a system of water-busses for transit! **Phase I will be $28,000 for a feasibility analysis to determine planning and budget.**
Washington Park Cemetery: Budget is $35,000 for Phase I.by greenidchris 01.04.13
My husband & I are currently working to restore Washington Park Cemetery in Berkley. The cemetery is right next to the airport. The cemetery has been neglected since the mid 80's. There is a lot of overgrowth, trees, grass, & head stones that have been knock off of there base. My husband & I got involved with this project back in October when a child's remains were exposed in the cemetery. With help from our friends in the funeral industry we removed the young boy's remains from his original place of rest and had them interred. We are looking for volunteers to help us restore this cemetery to a peaceful & respectful place for the deceased & their families. The property lies on 40+ acres & as of right now we have 15 acres cleared. When people fly into or out of St. Louis the cemetery is in clear view for visitors or residents of St. Louis to see. It would be nice when people are flying in or out of St. Louis that they would see a cemetery that has been well maintained instead of years of neglect. This cemetery is the 2nd oldest African-American cemetery in St. Louis & its the largest African-American cemetery in St. Louis. Please help us restore this cemetery. The way people treat their dead tells a lot about a community.
Bring the Magic House to Lambert Airport: Funding Amount $25,000by fjbendana 12.03.12
Bring a Magic House installation to Lambert Airport! St. Louis is known for being a family-friendly place – so an exhibit or special installation from the Magic House St. Louis Children's Museum would be great for visitors, as Lambert Airport is the first impression of St. Louis for hundreds of thousands of travelers each year.
Lighting the MacArthur Bridge: Budget $1,595,000by Dennis McGrath 01.07.13
Building on the momentum of high profile projects at the riverfront is compelling. Like the new I-70 bridge, and the transformation underway at the Arch grounds with CityArchRiver|2015, my proposal Lighting the MacArthur Bridge adds instant appeal to existing context, and creates a bold image at the south end of the riverfront.
Riverfront Follies: Budget $50,000by petertao 12.03.12
To make the riverfront more interesting and active, both in the downtown area and on the riverfront trail.
Time to Light Up The Park Pacific Garage: Budget $9,000by asokolich 12.03.12
With the news that KMOX, Y98 and KEZK are moving to the Park Pacific, it’s time to light up the garage and Tucker.
National Beer Museum: Budget $15,000,000by Patrick McEvoy 12.01.12
Create a National Beer Museum of world class quality ideally at the Lemp Brewery complex or part of it.
Fund Rally Saint Louisby RallySTL 01.29.13
We're the platform that helps get all these great ideas out there and executed in Saint Louis, but did you ever think of us as an idea in need of funding as well?