Partnership for Downtown St. Louis
There's a new sliver of green space at the corner of 11th and Pine downtown, and it's green in more ways than one.
A so-called "rain garden"
, the space captures runoff rain from the nearby pavement and features native plants that -- ideally -- require no watering.
Rain gardens have become something of a fad in cities in recent years, with several such green spots to be unveiled next year following the renovation of South Grand Avenue
Materials and construction for downtown's rain garden was donated by several city agencies and businesses. Look for more rain gardens downtown over the next couple years.