What’s New? | PROPOSAL FOR LELAND/LOOP NORTH

Completed PVG Mural as of 2722


Andy Cross mural


The curved wall with benches at the southwest corner of the Leland-Loop North intersection is a forlorn, long-neglected spot. It is near the main entrance to the Parkview Gardens neighborhood, and the Parkview Gardens Association Special Business District (President: Mike Giger) wants to renew it. The costs will be borne by the PGA-SBD. The wall belongs to University City. We have informally approached City Manager Rose and Public Works Director Alpaslan about the project and received favorable responses.

    Our plan: after the brick wall is tuck pointed, Andy Cross will paint a mural (Dimensions: 41 feet long, 5 feet 7 inches wide) of the U City lions on it. He is an active member of the Skinker-DeBaliviere community. He has painted scenery for The Rep, Muny Opera, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. In his freelance work, he has done murals for restaurants, public art installations, and paintings for private residences. He also painted some of the board-ups in the Loop last summer. A flower bed with colorful annuals will be planted and maintained by Kelcye McDonough, who takes care of the ten flower beds in Parkview Gardens. The benches will be repaired and repainted. Our time-frame is late this Spring.

David Linzee

Parkview Gardens Association

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