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.
43 new homes will bring some much needed infill to a section of the Gate District. This is an historic event and a testing of the waters with the St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation’s ideas for new housing in the ~400 acre section of the city they are administering.
Ten new homes are rising on the remaining vacant lots in Peabody Darst Webbe. This project will provide affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity - St. Louis. What a great project for this neighborhood just south of Downtown West.
With school starting back up last week, seemed like as good a time as ever to visit the remaining schools on the SLPS surplus buildings list. These can be yours for a most reasonable price. Man there are some amazing, historic places in this city. We ranked them from top to bottom on biggest wins for the city’s history and architecture.
We covered the exterior of the newly renovated Soldier’s Memorial. This post discussed the interior and the exhibits.
Part 2 considers the section of Botanical Heights east of Thurman Avenue to 39th Street. Gentrification, urban clearance or suburban colonialism? You make the call.
We have over 100 parks in St. Louis for ~298,000 people. Not all are cared for equally. Only the citizenry can help the parks that need it. Why not a place to click to help?
Here’s an attempt to right size my expectations on MLS soccer and the potential impact on tourism compared to other sports. Also, a plea for NO MORE SURFACE PARKING LOTS in my city!
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