Black Power Blueprint

OAON Farmers Market

4031 W. Florissant Ave

Case Study

Black Power Blueprint purchased and demolished two city-owned condemned buildings, then secured architectural and landscape plans to create a beautiful multi-purpose outdoor event space with native plants and trees. A mural depicting the historic kindness and generosity of the African community collectively taking care of ourselves will be commissioned.

The One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace will foster community commerce and economic opportunities. The Gary Brooks Community Garden is collaborating with other black growers to provide fresh vegetables and to hold gardening and cooking classes.

Project work completed:

  • Purchased and demolished 2 condemned buildings on 4 lots
  • Installed 50’ flagpole with 25’ African flag
  • Secured architectural and landscape design plans
  • Awarded Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) rainscaping grant for permeable pavers
  • Awarded Brightside St. Louis grant for native plants and trees
  • Installed winding concrete pathways
  • Installed lighting, wrought iron and wood fencing, storage shed
  • Built covered stage – ADA accessible
  • Planted native plants, trees and vegetable garden boxes

Location

4031 W. Florissant Ave

Cost

$94,875 RAISED

Status

COMPLETED!