Seems like being close to the National Blues Museum would be a logical choice.
I think the brutalist towers are coming down...just later. Per Greg Johnson's Oct, 2017 article on NextSTL: "Construction will begin in March 2018. The school will demolish Wesse’s towers in 2019. While the new facility will front Oakland Avenue, its design makes no visible reference Weese and Kiley...
I found that odd as well. As of today, the lights are still on in the building.
Man, the steel frames are going up fast on the new center for nursing and health sciences building.

https://nextstl.com/2017/10/plans-unvei ... es-center/
Per the PD story about the tragic deaths at Last Hotel, the same remediation company will working on this project as well. Good to see this one moving forward.
Anybody know the status of the vacant lots to the east of these apartments/town homes?
I've always dreamed of a South and North Broadway comprehensive renaissance in the Patch and Baden Neighborhoods, respectively. Both are brimming with potential. The Carondelet stretch reminds me of New Orleans and the Baden stretch of small town main-streets all across the state. Not as splashy as ...
I haven't been this embarrassed or irate in years.
Stltoday - St. Louis aldermen spar over putting reversal of 2012 ward reduction on April ballot Aldermen voting for the do-over Sharon Tyus, Ward 1 Lisa Middlebrook, Ward 2 Brandon Bosley, Ward 3 Sam Moore, Ward 4 Tammika Hubbard, Ward 5 Beth Murphy, Ward 13 Carol Howard, Ward 14 Terry Kennedy, War...
A quick google search: A federal jury awarded on Friday nearly $8.3 million to two companies whose building was destroyed in 2014 by a natural gas explosion and fire in Soulard. Stars Investment Group LLC and clothing and manufacturing firm Stars Design Group Inc. claimed in court and in the lawsuit...
25th Ward Alderman has introduced a bill to keep 28th alderman. this is bad for many reasons, for one we had 28 alders when we had 850,000 people and during that time alders didn't have Twitter, facebook or email to communicate with residents Wait, wasn't it Board Bill #25, introduced by 21st Ward ...
Per the RFT, more options for fun coming to Forest Park this time at the Boathouse via Big Muddy Adventures: ...paddleboats, canoes and XL paddleboards will rent for $20 for the first hour, while kayaks and regular paddleboards will be $15 an hour, the company says. Additional hours for all boats wi...
^The trees and other plantings along the Gravois exit ramp would make a huge difference.
Great summary, thanks for sharing. I'm struggling with where this will be. Will it be west of the museum entrance?
gary kreie wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:13 pm
Other info from Tom and Matt Brinkman - Events and Progamming Manager -- 1) Pool in front will be flat water for kids & adults splashing etc. Not a fountain.
^thanks for the clarification, Matt. This is a great project.
Well this certainly is exciting! https://nextstl.com/2018/04/rise-breaks-ground-on-the-first-of-16-historic-renovations-in-gravois-park-and-dutchtown/ Story says: Apartments will be rent restricted and occupied by households with incomes at or below 60 percent of the average median income for the ar...
Restaurant opening in Fox Park at Ohio and Ann: Logan Ely is opening a restaurant at 2655 Ann in the Fox Park neighborhood. This week, they'll likely start drilling and sledgehammering, as well as bringing in lumber and drywall. Ely is aiming for a June opening. https://www.stlmag.com/dining/savage-...
I noticed in the short video from SLU/SSM that they mention a grocery store at the Foundry. Do we know what grocery store? Fields Foods? TJs? Sorry if this has already been discussed. http://www.slu.edu/poll/district-name
Is the Bull Moose Tube move dead?
Wow. Great stuff, can't wait to read about April, 1970. Thanks for the links. I know what I'm reading this weekend.
^ need to read that article. Did you get that from the library/PD microfilm?
The Slay balls on Compton are cracking me up. Now a neighbor crocheted a hat for one. https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2018/01/23/woman-crochets-giant-ball-sized-hat-to-warm-up-st-louis-giant-balls I'm a big fan of these because they seem to be working and providing driving lessons for some....
Lighting was being tested on the silo tonight, large flower/firework-like shapes and colors, looked great. Hope something permanent is in the works.
^the only way we compete is a merged, unified city. We need one tax base not 90. We need one library system, park system, police/fire, political structure, etc. Not 2 or more. As the PD article points out, regional disdain for a merger is intense. I'm okay with a state vote. Some things are better a...
From a recent PD article: "Municipal League says more than 3 dozen cities united against statewide vote on city-county merger" "The league supports local autonomy and opposes legislation authorizing statewide votes on local issues pertaining to individual or limited political subdivisions which woul...