Brian Kelly

PHOENIX, AZ (KMOX)-Downtown St. Louis’ Citygarden has won a prestigious urban planning award, the Urban Land Institute’s “Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award.”

New York City Planning Commissioner, Amanda Burden established the award a couple of years ago to honor great public spaces and visited Citygarden during the judging process, “Hands Down Citygarden was one of the most remarkable and stunning public spaces that I’ve seen in a long time.”

Burden says Citygarden is open and inviting, “It’s a destination that I can see people come for over and over again, for different reasons. To see the art, to see the water, to play in the water to have a meal, to sit quietly in a secluded area to be by yourself. To see what’s happening…”

The Institute chose Citygarden from among 42 applicants from across the country. The other four finalists were in Houston and Portland, Oregon.

With the award, the city gets a $10,000 check.

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