Two local residents presented a plan last Thursday to the Ste. Genevieve County Commission to make sure the proposed parking lot on Market Street will be as visually appealing as possible.
Local historian Bob Mueller and architect Lawrence Myers, owner of European Entitlements and an active member in Downtown Ste. Genevieve and other groups, shared plans to add some curb appeal to the approximately 44-space parking lot where the County Services Building now stands.
Myers has designed a bicentennial plaza for the Market Street side of the property, complete with a memorial to John Scott, Missouri’s first congressman. The plaza design includes a grassy area, a bench and various plants. The plants would include hicks yews, European hornbeam and Johnson crabapple.
It would not only be attractive, but educational, Mueller suggested.
“We can talk about John Scott and some of the other important characters that were here during the formation of statehood,” Mueller said.
See complete story in the May 1 edition of the Herald.