Almost a year after selecting the design team to create a bus shelter near the and location on Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur, city staff is entering what could be the final stretch before work begins this summer.
The process has been slowed in part by the need for a larger-than-anticipated easement on the property, which is still under negotiation.
While no contract has been signed between the city and the artists, City Council members have authorized the deal, and City Administrator Mark Perkins said he's hopeful the project will be complete by August or September. The contract will call for the structure to be the color red. It was first proposed as purple.
According to City Planner Whitney Kelly, the city arts commission has endorsed a change in city trespassing statutes to prohibit climbing on this and other public art projects.