Clayton, Missouri is an employment hub in the St. Louis area known for its bucolic private residential developments. Combining an active downtown with regionally beloved parks, it is recognized for its high quality of life, boasting a top school district and renowned events like the nationally-recognized St. Louis Art Fair. Clayton is a small municipality with a resident population of 17,000 that grows to almost 50,000 during the work week. As a small, dense city, Clayton has enormous potential to be a world class walking, biking, and public transportation hub, but as a car-centric outer ring community, its existing infrastructure does not meet the community’s growing need for safe connectivity today. Clayton’s parks are well maintained and regularly renovated; its largest, Shaw Park, draws crowds from around the metro area.
As Clayton looks to evolve and welcome an increasingly diverse community, prepare for hotter climates, and invest in sustainable transportation, the city is working to re-imagine its vision for what a Livable Clayton looks like. The Livable Community Plan builds on three guiding principles: vibrant and inclusive programming, safe and thoughtful connections, and an activated and adaptable public realm. Driven by input from across Clayton, including residents, visitors, commuters, and stakeholders throughout the city and key institutions, these principles serve as the core framework for a Livable Clayton.
In 2023, Agency, supported by Toole Kansas City and Recreation Results, kicked off a year-long effort to provide the city with a cohesive vision for the next ten years that will ensure Clayton remains a top Livable Community for all. The public can share input on the project online at Engage Clayton. Public workshops will be held in December 2023 and April 2024 in person in Clayton.Project Images