Under the premise that city land and farmland might co-exist in a more sustainable and socially just way, this project was an attempt to re-envision St. Louis as a place where food might be grown and eaten locally.
My strategy centered around the old MacArthur Bridge, with an intent to reconnect the cities of St. Louis and East St. Louis. Train cars would haul fresh produce grown along the riverfront to population centers on both sides of the river - like a farmer’s market on wheels. Vacant land from abandoned industrial sites would be reclaimed for crops and irrigated by filtered water from the Mississippi.
In the wintertime, unused barges parked along the banks would become greenhouses - producers and transporters of food to be sold on the moveable train car markets along the bridge.