$9 billion in applications for $474 million in funds.

http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/us-tra ... ger-grants

Apparently no list, though. Anyone know of more STL-area applications?
As a people, we have a long history of moving in search of a better life. That's why immigrants came here. It's why settlers moved west. It's why poor blacks moved north and Okies moved to California. And for what it's worth, the "nicest" American cities are increasingly developing on the...
^But those cities were built for a pedestrian environment. American cities were built for cars. When European cities were built, they didn't have cars to commute back and forth from job to home. Some of it is cultural, too. As a people, we have a long history of moving in search of a better life. T...
I just think it's very nearly impossible to prescribe any cause to the exodus larger than federal transportation and housing policy, oh, and racism as well. Oh, come on. Yes, redlining and transportation policy played a role in the growth of suburbia. Here and every place else in this country. No d...
1: Chinese cargo planes land at Lambert. But it's nothing "transformational," more like three flights a week. 2: McKee's Northside TIF continues to drag through court and/or the Board of Aldermen, but a few small projects within it, like the Clemens House, get started. 3: Historic tax cre...
Chain. Indy. Whatever. I think it's ridiculous that I can't walk from my office to a burrito.
Ha. LOVE that the opening photo is of a Target... Stores like this just leave me baffled as to why there are vacant homes in FPSE and similar neighborhoods that aren't being rehabbed. Institutions and organizations in STL will put millions and millions of dollars into streetscapes, murals, big sign...
Why is a suburban warehouse/office park going into north city... For what it's worth, NorthPark's not in north city, it's in north county. Basically Berkeley/Kinloch. A ways from the city limits and amid pretty standard postwar suburban neighborhoods with a good share of light industrial/warehouse ...
DogtownBnR wrote:
^^You saw some Kraftig or Lemp at Randall's?


Kraftig.
I like the meters that allow credit/debit card payment and allow flexible pricing (more during peak hours, less during off hours). No doubt. But replacing all those meters gets expensive. And if people could pay with credit cards, there'd be fewer expired meters, and thus fewer $10 - whoops, $20 - ...
The primary goal of parking policy should not be to make money, it should be to minimize the impact of cars on the urban fabric. Do you really think Larry Williams - or for that matter anyone else with juice in City Hall - gives one iota of thought to "the impact of cars on the urban fabric?&q...
Check out this video: http://www.fox2now.com/videobeta/dcd46b9f-0a5e-4438-a3a1-bf244865187c/News/FOX-Files-St-Louis-Treasurer-s-Appears-Out-of-Control Honestly, the most interesting piece of this was the bit about the rapid escalation of fines, and what Williams does, or doesn't, do with that money...
I saw some the other day at the Randall's at Jefferson and 44.
This is asinine. I'll admit I don't spend a ton of time driving back and forth across Missouri (blessedly), but when I have I've never once seen anything close to "traffic" west of maybe St. Peters, until I'm well into KC. I've heard MODOT say the road's in bad shape, and I'd be all for to...
Very interesting looking at the city map and how different STL neighborhoods stack up. For instance I was a bit surprised that 'hoods along S. Jefferson (Gravois Park, Marine Villa) - which I guess I don't think of as being all that attractive - scored better than places along Grand like Shaw and To...
Keep the faith... Post-Dispatch still hanging on to "Perilous" story, even though Senator Purgason hasn't submitted a revised bill as they forecast. This is the revised Purgason bill. Submitted earlier today. m The level of "peril" in which this places the broader package depend...
Sorry, but that online survey is pretty inane. You're supposed to judge how "safe" or "upper-class" a place feels based on one (crappy) photograph? Really? There are so many thousands of cues involved in the determination of how we (or at least I) feel about a particular place an...
^Yes. The guy who wrote that is the AP's St. Louis bureau chief. He's been following this for years. Also, I'd suspect it didn't run in print versions of the Houston Chronicle. Lots of papers run loads of AP stories on their websites, though not in print. Though a friend of mine in LA told me a few ...
Personally, I think people who buy immediately upon moving to a new city are nuts. And about the last person I'd ask for advice is my new employer's HR department. But I've heard those same stories of newcomers who get pushed hard by real estate agents to buy in the 'burbs. That sucks, but I can und...
But guys, the article actually said that Downtown is NOT a dangerous place. That's a GOOD thing for our guests to read. Right. Did the people who are slamming the P-D for daring to discuss downtown crime last weekend actually read the article? Police statistics show that downtown crime has dropped ...
Cordish doesn't want to build this thing. They've gone through the motions with a number of companies but haven't gotten anything done despite being the most subsidized project in the city's history. I suspect Dewitt became wise to this a long time ago, but can't publically admit this has been a co...
I think it might be best if we got back to the point of the thread, which as I understand it is a discussion about the possibility of new office development downtown outside of BPV in the near future. Prophet, you seem to have dissapeared here. What about these rumors you have heard? I don't think ...
the question I really want to ask is whether people feel that urban planning in St. Louis struggles because of politicians or have our planners just failed to produce quality plans and strategies? Neither. Biggest problem is a lack of demand. Planning tends to be strongest in places where developer...
I suppose anything's possible, but I'd have to vote "no" on this one. Yes, Ralston's looking to rent some space. Great. But most of that Business Journal piece focused on how desperate top downtown buildings are for tenants. Plus you've got the Railway Exchange building and 500 N. Broadway...
^But, and correct me if I am wrong, the money is not going to be there to "spend" without the credits. No business = NO taxes. I would rather have: new business + some taxes (although less than what they "should" be paying). That's true, if the business really won't come without...