Accessibility

St. Louis Metro, partners launch new TOD project

Posted on March 12, 2019

The Swansea Station is also located on the popular MetroBikeLink trail, so residents have the added bonus of being able to utilize the trail for exercise and recreation.
St. Louis Metro
The Swansea Station is also located on the popular MetroBikeLink trail, so residents have the added bonus of being able to utilize the trail for exercise and recreation.
St. Louis Metro

Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) and Bywater Development Group joined with Bi-State Development and other key stakeholders and guests for the official ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of Metro Landing of Swansea. The $11 million, transit-oriented development (TOD) introduces senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill., and has opened to strong demand.

More than 40 of the 62 affordable one- and two-bedroom units have already been leased, and the property is on track to be full occupied before the end of March.

Located next to the Swansea MetroLink Station, the three-story Metro Landing of Swansea caters to adults seeking an independent lifestyle at an affordable cost. Residents will have car-free transportation options via MetroLink and MetroBus to conveniently access restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, recreational locations, employment centers, and medical facilities throughout the bi-state region. The Swansea Station is also located on the popular MetroBikeLink trail, so residents have the added bonus of being able to utilize the trail for exercise and recreation.

SWIDA and Bywater, which jointly developed the project, secured the majority of the financing from the Illinois Housing Development Authority, with additional construction financing provided by PNC Bank. Additional support came from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Ameren, along with the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department.

The Federal Transit Administration also played a pivotal role in the project, providing the necessary approval for Bi-State Development to sell the ground at the transit center to the developers for this project.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

National Express wins 7-year Pace paratransit service contract

The agency will be providing 82 buses for the fleet and it is expected that we will hire approximately 150 drivers and 20 staff members.

CCW becomes first to offer wheelchair charging station retrofits

The upgrade will be available to all types of buses. 

Greater Dayton RTA, Ford partner to expand paratransit services

The company began providing trips for the RTA in the beginning of May and will increase operations in the coming months.

Study finds philanthropists, nonprofits exclude people with disabilities

RespectAbility surveyed 969 people who work at nonprofits and foundations, conducted focus groups, and spoke one-on-one with 14 executives.

MBTA teaming with TNCs to support more wheelchair-accessible vehicles

Companies, like Uber and Lyft, will receive a subsidy on a per-hour basis for every hour that wheelchair-accessible vehicles are available for use.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation