Four groups in Missouri received 2021 Community Challenge grants from AARP for projects to make their areas more livable.
In greater St. Louis, Citizens for Modern Transit has launched a project at the Emerson Park Transit Center in East St. Louis, Illinois, to improve the light rail and bus station by adding canopies, artwork, lighting, a new mural and seating.
In Springfield, the historic district will get new street furniture, parklets and a mural.
In Columbia, the PedNet Coalition will demonstrate how to make streets and sidewalks safer for cyclists and walkers at temporary pop-up locations.
And in Kansas City, Major Murray Davis Park, at 40th and Main streets, will get a makeover based on community input.
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