There is a visible difference when you travel down Manchester in the Grove business/entertainment district. A complete streetscape transformation has taken place. The new planters, trash receptacles, and bike racks have been installed. There are widened sidwalks, crosswalks and crossing signals as well as new pedestrian streetlights. The restriping of Manchester road transformed it from a four lane to a two lane street with turn lanes at intersections. The streetscape improvements are the key to creating a pedestrian-oriented environment.
The project received $2 million in federal, St. Louis City, and Washington University Medical Center grant money. The project also received $1.45 million for pedestrian lighting along Manchester from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.