Downtown Wildwood

Discuss new retail, dining, business and residential projects within St. Louis County, including Chesterfield, Riverport, Earth City, Westport and more.
Looks like even Wildwood is moving towards a more walkable "downtown" area:

http://stlouiscnr.com/departments/news/ ... dium=email

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Eh. $22m, and it's a senior living community. It'll probably be all corporate or community-owned restaurants and yet another place you'll still have to drive and park at.
This is just the latest component of Wildwood's attempt to promote a "new urbanism" type of core.

https://www.cityofwildwood.com/201/New- ... own-Center

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Ah. Hadn't ever seen that.

The futility behind developments like this and New Town, Streets of St. Charles, etc. drives me nuts.

So, you want to live 45 minutes from work, want no front yard, but you don't want to live in the actual urban core? All we are doing is building more little cardboard islands.
While not a great solution to sprawl by any means, I will still take new urbanist ideas in the county over soulless suburban cul de sacs. 90% of people who would live here probably wouldn't consider moving to the city proper anyways. Even if most residents still use a car to commute to work, many trips will still be eliminated with easy access to common amenities like gyms or restaurants. Plus this would offer residents an area to go out without worrying about drinking and driving, in stark contrast to the rest of the Wildwood which is completely auto oriented.