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R1294 R E S O L U T I O N NO. 1294 WHEREAS, The Saint Louis Beautification Commission has had prepared by Robert G. McMahon and Associates, Architects, a Master Plan Report, dated March 10, 1972, on River des Peres Greenbelt Development from Lansdowne Avenue to Morganford Road, and WHEREAS, the objective of the project is to establish orderly planning and development of a greenbelt along a three and one-tenth (3.1) mile section of the existing River des Peres Storm Water Channel, from Lansdowne Avenue to Morganford Road, to achieve a totally unique approach of integrating a drainage waterway into a beautiful recreation area, carefully designed to combine flood control improvements within a greenbelt area to enhance the esthetic quality of urban life, and WHEREAS, The Plan Report explores the possibility of many modifications of the present area to combine the prime purpose of containing and carrying off stormwater runoff with such improvements as reservoirs and pool storage of excess runoff, reservoirs with special provisions for quality recreational usage, environmental and recreational corridors for the preservation and active use of the natural ecology, nature study areas for low- intensity general public and school systems use; high-intensity use trails for hiking, cycling, jogging and horseback riding, as well as other open space activities, and WHEREAS, the extent of the initial three and one-tenth (3.1) mile development program as described in this said report takes into account the joint financing and cooperation of The St. Louis Beautification Commission, St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, St. Louis District Corps of Engineers, City Planning Commission, East-West Gateway Coordinating Council, various environmental groups, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the State of Missouri Interagency Council for Outdoor Recreation, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT that the Board of Trustees hereby agrees to cooperate, within the authority granted by the Plan of the District and within its financial capability, with the St. Louis Beautification Commission, St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, St. Louis District Corps of Engineers, City Planning Commission, East-West Gateway Coordinating Council, various environmental groups, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the State of Missouri Interagency Council for Outdoor Recreation, in developing the three and one-tenth (3.1) mile section of the existing River des Peres Storm Water Channel, from Lansdowne Avenue to Morganford Road, into a beautiful greenbelt area to enhance the aesthetic quality of urban life. 3 The foregoing Resolution was adopted August 29, 1972.