In this entry, I talk to an expert on the topic of gentrification in St. Louis, changing my thought patterns on the topic.
Signs from our past are important badges of historical information and cause for continued curiosity and research. This time a > 100 year old bakery was part of the fun.
This emotional documentary film is essential viewing for anyone interested in our city. Here are some thoughts after the first viewing, as well as where to go to find this one on DVD.
A return to a 2018 post about our neighborhood’s vacancy problem as well as plenty of updated photos and commentary two years later.
52 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray. St. Louis was part of the story. Here’s a look at some of the physical landmarks from that part of history.
The latest daydream won’t fade…St. Louis needs a soulful, neighborhood alley.
Part 3 examines a much more staged and sustainable approach to infill and investment. But, is it gentrification?
A project to re-imagine one of the subsidized housing superblocks in the Near North Side, Preservation Square, has been long in the planning phases, so an update with funding secured was much welcomed news in 2019.
St. Louis University has been land banking for years in the Gate District. Here’s an opportunity for real positive, urban change. Will it be a good or bad result? Keep your eye on this one!
Arguably our favorite of the year. This non-profit organization is building a new ~3.5 acre campus just south of our neighborhood park.
This one is all about the look of the building and the potential for a more densely compacted Cortex Innovation District with more jobs and opportunities to make St. Louis a magnet for tech savvy employees and citizens.
A small business growing and rooting down in a pivotal neighborhood is cause for optimism. Deco buildings are perfect complements of the time to our older red brick beauties in the area. More small biz in Downtown St. Louis please!
High-art, creative, modern single family homes and apartments on the affordable end are coming to a former dead strip of land long abandoned in Covenant Blu/Grand Center.
The potential to build more residential in a growing part of town with much momentum will make this an interesting watch in 2020.
This is the second of two historic Ittner schools that have development plans in place. Removing Webster from the SLPS surplus properties list would be a boon for the city and the thought of a new use a boon for Old North St. Louis.
A favorite development announcement from 2019, this one an early childhood development center on the western edge of St. Louis.
One of two school rehab announcements on the list for 2019. This one an early Ittner beauty finally getting some love after years of inaction.
Another year, another list of favorite developments. This year I’m cutting my list from 20 to 10 and relying on a little input from the experts.
An assessment of our 2018 favorite development plans and announcements a year later. Some have stalled, some have started, some are done!
Fox Park is seeing such positive activity, investment and creativity. With more and more new partners taking stock in the neighborhood, we live in an amazing neighborhood in an amazing city.
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