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Site plan for proposed QuikTrip at Grand and Lafayette

17 hours 42 minutes ago

Here is the site plan for the QuikTrip proposed for Grand and Lafayette in the Tiffany neighborhood. A portion of McRee already blocked to thru car traffic to the west would be vacated and 3616 McRee would be demolished. Recall that the St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation Master Plan sought to Eliminate facilities that create […]

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Richard Bose

Gateway South Plan more details, Port Authority begins discussions

3 days 12 hours ago

Doug Rasmussen of Steadfast City presented on behalf of Good Developments Group its vision for the $1.2B Gateway South development on Chouteau’s Landing downtown and parts of the Kosciusko neighborhood today at a meeting of the St. Louis Port Authority. Their vision- A new Design & Construction Innovation District anchors the development. Coupled with a […]

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Richard Bose

$1.2B Gateway South Project planned at Chouteau’s Landing/Kosciusko

5 days 13 hours ago

A resolution for consideration by the St. Louis Port Authority at its August 11th meeting reveals hints of plans for redevelopment of Chouteau’s Landing and areas to the south in the Kosciusko neighborhood. Good Developments Group (the “Developer”) owns or controls approximately 50 acres out of a potential development site of approximately 80 acres generally […]

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Richard Bose

AHM plans new build at 4100 Manchester in The Grove

6 days 13 hours ago

AHM Group plans a new building to replace the former Attitudes space with it’s pink brick at 4100 Manchester at Sarah in The Grove district of the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. No, this isn’t 4101 Manchester, the long stalled hole in the ground across Manchester. AHM hopes to create a presence at the east end […]

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Richard Bose

Missouri fuel prices peak in June, demand falls a little, more wealth leaves the state

6 days 23 hours ago

I’ve been tracking fuel consumption the last few months in light of rising fuel prices that has begat an endless parade of “pain at the pump” and “record high gas price” stories in the news. What we’ve been seeing really is the pain of captivity and record high auto dependency. With few options for most […]

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Richard Bose

July 12, 2022 St. Louis Land Tax Sale

1 month ago

The next St. Louis Land Tax Sale is July 12th. These are properties for which the owner has not paid property taxes for four years. The owner has until the last minute to pay up, so it is likely some of these will not go for sale in the end. It’s an auction with the bidding starting […]

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Richard Bose

What Should Be At 500 S. Broadway

1 month 1 week ago

Trending in the right direction Downtown’s office market is growing steadily with the recent completion of the Square HQ in the old post-dispatch building, the new PWC Pennant building in Ballpark Village, and the promise of a contemporary technology district north of Washington. This expansion is piggybacked by a residential boom consisting of both historic […]

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Elek Borrelli

Revisiting and Reimagining the GRG North Riverfront Open Space and Redevelopment Plan

1 month 1 week ago

In January of 2015 Great Rivers Greenway began work on a plan to redevelop the North Riverfront.  Because the Rams NFL ownership was threatening to leave St. Louis unless a new stadium was in their future, GRG and urban design firm Forum included an alternative plan to incorporate a new stadium along the riverfront. That […]

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Mike Mccubbins

Let’s push for bolder sustainability at mass timber tower

1 month 2 weeks ago

AHM Group’s Brian Pratt touted the environmentally superior aspects of mass timber construction during his presentation of their bold vision for Downtown West at the LCRA Board meeting introducing the tower they propose at the northeast corner of 21st St and Locust. The building would consist of 22 floors of mass timber on a 7 […]

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Richard Bose

Fuel demand in Missouri remains robust despite “high” prices

1 month 2 weeks ago

I’ve been tracking fuel consumption the last few months in light of rising fuel prices that has begat an endless parade of “pain at the pump” and “record high gas price” stories in the news. What we’ve been seeing really is the pain of captivity and record high auto dependency. With few options for most […]

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Richard Bose

New Build, Rehab Planned for 4210 and 4216 Manchester in The Grove

1 month 2 weeks ago

Cheung Investment Group plans a new construction three story mixed-use building at 4210 Manchester and renovation and addition to 4216 Manchester next door in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. The design is by Scott Siekert Design LLC. They were a apart of the Vista Place proposal a few years ago which didn’t come to fruition. […]

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Richard Bose

AHM Presents Vision for Downtown West

1 month 2 weeks ago

AHM Group principal Brian Pratt presented at the LCRA Board meeting June 28th and shared details of their vision (read preliminary, subject to change) for the area around 2101 Locust in Downtown West. The vision includes five projects including rehab of existing structures and new construction. The $200M plan includes 475-500 apartments, 25-30,000 square feet […]

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Richard Bose

Missouri Continues to Drop in National Bicycle Ranking – Here’s How We Can Get Back on Track

1 month 2 weeks ago

Every two years the League of American Bicyclists releases the Bicycle Friendly State Ranking and corresponding report cards for each state. The League determines its rankings from 1) statewide transportation departments (such as the Missouri Department of Transportation/ MODOT) and statewide advocates, and 2) federal data indicators on bike safety, use, and funding used for […]

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Sam McCrory

Considering a Creative Reuse of the Optimist Building

1 month 2 weeks ago

There is yet another proposal for the reuse of the former headquarters of the Optimist International organization. With an initial proposal by developer Covington in 2014 recommending significant alterations to the exterior of the buildings and a 14-story, 200-unit apartment complex constructed on top, which fizzled following the project’s inability to receive support for tax […]

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John Nash

Green Street Plans Apartments Next to Bar K at 4591 McRee

1 month 2 weeks ago

Green Street plans a four story 268 unit apartment building at 4591 McRee to the west of Bar K in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. They would demolish the existing building. There would be 1,500 square feet of commercial space and structured parking. The estimated project cost is $75M. HDA is the architect. The proposal […]

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Richard Bose

What Should Be at the Crossroads of the World

1 month 3 weeks ago

Returning to urbanity Like many of the other major intersections in this city, the crossroads of Grand and Gravois has suffered the fate of auto-oriented blight. With two of the four corners still standing as a testament to our city’s rich history, the northern half has been leveled by the automobile, a gas station, and […]

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Elek Borrelli

Groth Guide to St. Louis Place

1 month 3 weeks ago

St. Louis Place is a neighborhood in St. Louis, bound by Palm Street/Natural Bridge Avenue on the north, Cass Avenue to the south, N. Florissant Avenue/13th Street to the east and Jefferson Avenue/Parnell to the west: Take a good look at the map. The area to the south is Carr Square which was largely cleared for […]

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Mark Groth

Dutchtown Special Use District Proposed

1 month 3 weeks ago

Ald. Shane Cohn introduced Board Bill 52 to create a Special Use District (SUD) for parts of the Dutchtown, Mount Pleasant, and Carondelet neighborhoods in parts of the 9th, 11th, 20th, and 25th wards (mostly the new 3rd ward), covering 91.75 acres, mainly along Grand, Meramec, and Virginia. It would: permit select uses, prohibit certain […]

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Richard Bose