Which should be clarified that there is no imminent or known plan for them to be demolished. That’s just speculation and wishful thinking. The DeWitts are including parking because they want the revenue. Plain and simple. They want to siphon as much away from the other garages they can. I expect tho...
While the larger apartment buildings would have been fantastic, these will work just fine. There's plenty of other open land in the area for future phases of apartments. One critique: I wish they would have put the balconies on the front, not overlooking the parking pad. Not many people will want to...
While funny, I recall that he had serious reservations with having that story published on NextSTL as he was pushing to have the info confirmed first. In general he really tried to hold back on stories that couldn't be sourced and confirmed by multiple sources, but that one slipped through. It's a g...
My complete, uneducated, stab in the dark guess is that somehow Richard Chaifetz will be involved. I could see him funding a venture or medical start up incubator or an office location for one of his organizations or those that they have major investments in.
I bet that any rental lease will have language explicitly forbidding short term subleasing, including apps like AirBnB. Both our leases in Washington, DC (across from Nationals Stadium) and now in Chicago (in South Loop) both strictly deny us the ability to do so. In DC the management office even wo...
The $211,000 isn't too far off of reality I think. Reading this article actually made my wife and I investigate Rochester Homes in Indiana. We've been wanting to either find a fixer upper here in the Chicago suburbs (Fox Valley region is our primary target) or to find a lot / tear down where we coul...
I really do appreciate the modern design and that you moved it to the corner with the parking behind. If this is built I'd be a fan... sure, there are probably more "idealistic" concepts or changes, but I think St. Louis needs to accept good development like this when it's presented. Not everything ...
It's going to be crazy to walk around that infield once construction is done... Looking at the picture of the stage coming down, I remember standing in almost that very spot when they were installing that astroturf, before any stage at all was built.
That and doesn't the KC forum have a pretty crazy "no STL talk" rule? It's really odd to me that we get people from KC who like to come over and brag / try to spin news to fit a "KC is winning / better" narrative but yet it doesn't happen in the opposite direction. It's like going to a rival sports ...
Disagree completely with the Oakland stadium design hate. Is it traditional? Nope. Would it work in St. Louis? Absolutely not. But, I think it is great for Oakland and matches the tech / non-traditional vibe. A stadium like this would only work in certain cities but I actually really love the design...
Yeah, a company like Square may want to build their own space as well. We all know there have been multiple proposals for new Class A office space over the past few years, so the options are almost limitless for any company that wants to move downtown.
I have concerns with these numbers though... a 5% increase every year for 20 years would mean a ticket in 20 years would be $80.86. That's unreasonably high. And the $32 ticket price seems high as well... I would bet money that there will be tickets sold as low as $5 or $10 for cheap high level seat...
For the record, my wife and I just moved to Chicago from St. Louis over the summer in part because we got tired of the regional tribalism, pessimistic, and never ending BS. Yes, there are major issues in Chicago as well, but its still night and day living downtown. So STLhistoryBuff isn't exactly us...
I still come back to the fact that if this was as great a deal as it's made out to be, why aren't the county or Illinois going all out and outbidding the city for it? The fact that we haven't heard too much noise about either trying to swoop in should be some form of signal. As others have already ...
I was responding to jbacott, you just beat me to the post button by a few seconds.
^Well, it's not as if the rest of the Alderman are exactly business savants either. If they were, or if their way of governing was as effective as some make it sound like it is, then wouldn't the city be in better financial standing? Is Ingrassia perfect? Nope. But she is going against the grain of ...
And to add on to your point, this mismanagement and disorganization should not be rewarded with ideas to expand it. If the Trolley can't respond to just two valid issues from UCity, how/why could we ever expect it to expand in the city? Honestly, the best thing (in my opinion) would be for the Troll...
^I don't think so. I think UCity actually has valid points here and the Trolley Co just didn't hold up their end of the agreements. It's not as if UCity is springing some insane, plan altering, last second red tape to derail the entire project. They found one pole that needs more barrier protection ...
Answering your second question first... it's not entirely clear that the stadium will benefit taxpayers even if built. Depending on the final financing and tax burden, it's entirely possible for the stadium to be a net negative in cash flow for the city. (Yes, hotels, restaurants, etc etc. I know al...
Probably.
So... umm... The post above this is pretty damning and has substantial factual backing to pretty much support anyone’s lack of welcoming or excitement for Larry Rice. While some may support him for pricing services to homeless, I think it’s a fair statement that he doesn’t exactly go about his busin...
If the stadium deal is as good as some are trying to make it appear, why isn’t the county going all out for it? And if it’s truly good for the entire region, then why would it be some unspeakable option for it to not be downtown? Im always amazed at how quick some are to defend any sports (and speci...
Super easy. Samuel Cupples House at Saint Louis University.
Any update on this one? Did construction officially begin?
My guess is that they are still negotiating with targeted tenants, but the timing of waiting for a signed LOI or some setback was cause to simply remove these two corner buildings from the project for now. Which I support... this is exactly the type of development the region needs when it comes to m...