The Great Rivers Greenway District is pleased to announce that it will host a learning opportunity for Disadvantaged and Minority Business Enterprises (DBE/MBE) on Sept. 6, 2013, as an initial step in construction of the Central Riverfront portion of the CityArchRiver 2015 project.
Organizations and leaders that are specifically promoting skills, careers and capacity of DBE/MBE firms in the region are invited to learn more about the CityArchRiver 2015 project and help the District and its partners build a proactive and inclusive CityArchRiver 2015 project. The purpose of the meeting on Friday, Sept. 6, is to communicate to and gather feedback from these key audiences about the project.
The District hopes to work with attendees of this event to ensure that the bid process and its components, including an upcoming pre-bid meeting and DBE/MBE mixer, are as effective and inclusive as possible. Attendees will gain information on upcoming projects and bidding opportunities related to CityArchRiver 2015 construction, and the upcoming Central Riverfront project bid process.
The event will be held at the St. Louis City Municipal Court building at 1520 Market Street in the 1st floor conference room starting at 10:00 am on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
A future pre-bid meeting and mixer for the Central Riverfront project will be held in late September or early October, based on the project schedule. No one will be turned away at the Sept. 6 meeting, but DBE firms will likely benefit more from the later Pre-Bid and Mixer because additional project-related details will be available at that time.
CityArchRiver 2015 improvements will provide visitors and residents with new opportunities for entertainment, recreation, and learning through landscape improvements to the Arch grounds, renovated and expanded museum space, and acres of new community-oriented event spaces. Great Rivers Greenway will oversee the construction of improvements to the Central Riverfront, one of the 12 project components. The riverfront work includes the elevation of Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, which will reduce flooding on the central riverfront and allow the opportunity for more activities along Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard.