^ I don't think this rendering is too far fetched. When you consider the growth of Cortex, synergies built off the Foundry investment, and the fact a half a billion dollar hospital is being built on Chouteau. Throw in that SLU has full autonomy over the whole Mill Creek Valley, with tax breaks into ...
It's bad enough that existing residents and business are being removed. What is really irking me is that the site plan is totally unimaginative and doesn't scream "destination" at all. With that said, it seems like they could have related to Olive St. much better to actually make it a "destination" ...
^ In all likelihood any consolidation will come from a statewide vote, which I say....GOOD RIDDANCE! I do not trust St. Louis to handle it's own matters in terms of functional regional government. This is one issue that I do not mind the state stepping in and laying down the hammer. I also would lik...
"The line could be extended in later years, he said, and potentially link to another line that would go west to Lambert." I wonder if they are considering scrapping the segment that would go up West Florissant in the county. Maybe they are looking to have it go parallel to I-70 at good segment and m...
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Did they even power-wash the building. I thought a paint job would look good.
I was in town recently for a funeral. Both my wife (originally from Pittsburgh) and I currently live in Tampa, FL. We were really impressed at how packed downtown was last Sunday (Cardinals game and a believe a band convention was taking place). It was good to see the place hoping and definitely a n...
Yes I've always hated this. Of course I prefer Tucker instead of 14th. Largely because its MUCH wider than 14th and could accommodate dedicated ROW. AND I think the new bus hub is a crammed up mess. Maybe it just because of everything else in the little corner that make it feel so tight. Amtrack, b...
^ i think we need at least an east-west spine and a north-south spine for fast cross-city transportation. then we could run shorter-distance streetcars that connect to the spine. unfortunately N-S is not gonna be that spine. as proposed it runs too damn close to the river on the south side and igno...
I think once the county pulled out (Thank You Stenger :roll: ) the city should have went for modern streetcar (like Kansas City) for a N-S alignment. Maybe we could have gotten more coverage and a faster implementation, especially if we used the same folks KC used (not the Loop people). With that sa...
^ I would like to see the Northside spur get to at least Natural Bridge and Kingshighway. I also don't like that the Southside spur goes straight down Jefferson. I know that was done so it could potentially get to South County faster, but I've always felt a Gravois line would hit more of the Southsi...
1. Some sort of overarching regional government, whether that means city-county consolidation or EW-Gateway having WAY more teeth to govern. 2. Major investment in educational institutions from the universities down to pre-K. 3. Citywide form based code and better regional planning overall. An actua...
^ I think we will be seeing a 2nd tower announcement before One Cardinal Way is even finished.
I see any major development on the North Riverfront or Chouteau's Landing having to be something that is phased development with HEAVY city incentives like the Banks in Cincinnati or the Gulch in Nashville. I honestly think a development like that could work in St. Louis, but we all know St. Louis C...
^ Definitely, from the look of the renderings it will be similar in height to the old hospital. It will surely change the skyline of the South Grand corridor.
Not totally opposed to this development. My main concern is lack of orientation to the street and too few residential units to take place of the housing that will be lost.
UMSL moving forward with redevelopment plans near Express Scripts By Brian Feldt Express Scripts was heralded as a major coup for the University of Missouri – St. Louis when the still growing pharmacy benefits manager announced in September 2005 it would relocate its corporate headquarters from Mary...
The bus doesn't go down this part of Euclid anymore. Did any of those projects build less parking than gov't mandated because of their proximity to transit? TOD Corner: Central West End Euclid Corridor Adds More Homes, Restaurants http://www.metrostlouis.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0056-1024...
Hell even downtown St. Louis doesn't have form based code and it's probably the last major city downtown in America without it. Source? EDIT: Providence, RI is the only major Downtown that I know of that MIGHT have a Form-Based Code and I'm yet to even locate concrete evidence of that. Although I h...
Yeah, I would say Jazz At Walter Circle and the new Senior Housing at the Memorial Hospital station are the only real TOD we've had. MetroLink has been abysmal when it comes to spurring development. Though I would only blame our region's poor leadership and our State's continual funding of highway ...
I don't think its a stretch to believe that the idea of this type of investment in North City is directly related to the NGA's move. http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/developer-behind-jefferson-arms-rehab-looking-to-buy-land-in/article_6dd3c204-a94d-5bd7-b440-56d5db6cab88.html#tracking-source=...
^ These towers will be modestly tall, but do we think they will have a really big impact on the skyline? I'm thinking St. Louis will need a few 500ft+ towers to really have a dramatic effect on the skyline. What do you guys think?
I'm not worried about additional BPV parcels. If Cordish & Cardinals see the demand for One Cardinal Way, I would expect things to start rolling fast. 300 Broadway is unique because an outside developer is interested in building off BPV and Downtown momentum. The competition there will give Cordish...
It's amazing to see old pics of St. Louis and realize how degraded the built environment is in comparison. It seems like many other cities were able to retain much more of their old streetscapes, St. Louis went crazy during urban renewal in favor of the automobile. I mean the city was the same 61sqm...
It's amazing to see old pics of St. Louis and realize how degraded the built environment is in comparison. It seems like many other cities were able to retain much more of their old streetscapes, St. Louis went crazy during urban renewal in favor of the automobile. I mean the city was the same 61sqm...