Concerned organizations have partnered together to oppose the Legacy Ice Foundation indoor hockey facility in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park. The group includes organizations, such as The American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter, the Open Space Council, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, the Sierra Club, the Greenway Network, the St. Louis Audubon Society and the St. Louis Chapter of the Green Building Council.
Here are a few points the groups have identified as an issue of concern to the proposed Legacy Ice Foundation indoor hockey facility in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial County Park in St. Louis County.
Points of concern listed by the concerned organizations.
Consuming 40 acres of land, the facility would require 1000+ parking spaces and have a building footprint of almost six acres, making it the largest ice hockey facility in the region.
The facility would consume 40 acres of land with 1000+ parking spaces and a building footprint of almost six acres. This would make it the largest ice hockey facility in the region.
The facility which would compromise the boating, biking, sailing and picnicking activities utilized currently in the park. Traffic congestion could cause park users to go elsewhere.
This facility would not benefit from a location near the lake would detract from the lake and park’s rural character.
The area is prone to floods. Developments should not be approved in the flood plains of major rivers.
The long-term sustainability of the park should be a goal without the temptation of short-term opportunities and construction inside hazardous and environmentally sensitive areas.
The park holds one of the few large natural lakes in Missouri and it should be protected and managed with a look to the future and use by future generations.
STL Partnership public comments with more information for the proposed facility: https://stlpartnership.com/st-louis-ice-center-public-comments/