It's great for the SLSO, the Arch, and Forest Park, but why can't we get some people/foundations with real deep pockets to invest in neighborhood revitalization/community development? Especially in these days after Ferguson? From the articles on the two significant donations that the Taylor family ...
From Cortex Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CortexSTL?fref=nf We are excited and thrilled about developments happening within the Cortex Innovation Community, including the booming growth inside of @4240, CIC-St. Louis, the new building currently being planned to house Tech Shop, and Cortex ...
I guess having the most points scored against you (by a large margin) and scoring the second fewest amount of points, is not a recipe for success. Oh well, thanks to the Rams allowing Kaepernick to score >31 points on Monday night I pulled out our second victory of the year. Sorry, DD. McRee Town FC
I'm running the McRee Town Football Club.

Botanical Heights just didn't sound tough enough.
Do any charter schools take in mid-low level students? Absolutely. These are the exact misconceptions about St. Louis schools that I hope get dispelled as more people talk about it. Thanks for bringing it up. The only place where a student's family income comes up is for private schools where tuiti...
I've been looking forward to the Tower Grove exit opening. Should ease some of the backups on the Kingshighway exit.
From the city website (not currently shut down by Anonymous): The City Council consists of six council members and a mayor. Two council members are elected from each of the three wards, for three-year overlapping terms. The mayor is elected at large and also serves a three-year term. As elected offi...
I'm interested if there is still room.
I believe that most of the vacant land you see was planned as green or community space. The larger parcels are owned by the Botanical Heights Homeowners Assoc.. I doubt you will see anything built on this land in the immediate future and I am pretty sure that McBride is done. There is an interesting...
Would you be upset if Schlafly set up shop in the burbs? If they do, will they change their label to say "Brewed in X city" if they set up production in a suburban city? I sure hope so from a truth in advertising perspective and a regional identity standpoint. I'm pretty sure the labels d...
Just curious if anyone knows anything about the Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co. Bldg. – 1519 Tower Grove? http://goo.gl/xtR3g9 I assume that nominations to the National Register of Historic Places would be a preliminary step in seeking tax credits for rehab. This building was once rumored to be ...
^ I would second the recommendation for Emmenegger . Fall would probably be a good time to visit as it will clear up some of the great views of the Meramec. The park offers a nice short hike with lots of elevation changes. There is also a small creek that is probably only active after a bit of rain....
I wouldn't be too quick to add Shaw Brewery & Beer Garden to the list. It seems there has been some pushback from some of the nearby residents with regards to noise, safety, and everyone's favorite... parking. There also seems to be another proposal to replace the commercial corner with resident...
I recently received a response to my complaints about the current state of this corner from Alderman Roddy. He indicated that he has met with SLU to express his disappointment and that it is a complex issue. He also anticipates that the problem to persist for some time. He said their were confidenti...
Check out http://vanishingstl.blogspot.com/ as there is a pretty informed write-up there.

Sounds like the church is adding some space as well as several parking spots for elderly/disabled members.
From the NextSTL story on this from last year, it does appear that Alderman Roddy had some influnce on this.

http://nextstl.com/placemaking/will-anyone-make-a-water-color-of-the-quiktrip

Bellon is responsible for the "Demo Man" sculpture. Is Bellon completely leaving this area?
Will Christine Ingrassia be running as an independent? It sounds a bit like Mr. Jones has the inside track with the Democratic Committee.
Your not too busy, are you, Mark? Scott Ogilvie penned an interesting read for Next American City titled "URBAN AGENDA: Moving from Advocacy to Participation" http://americancity.org/daily/entry/urban-agenda-moving-from-advocacy-to-participation , which highlights the need for the the youn...
I'm a little surprised to see St. Louis Language Immersion Schools' scores so low. I thought they would be quite a bit higher. I was also a little disappointed the the results for SLLIS, but I believe that we will need a lot more data before we can conclude how this school is doing. This was the fi...
I wouldn't expect this news to have much of an affect on whether or not SAL goes into this location. Supervalu has been having issues for a couple of years, but my understanding is that SAL is one of their better performing store banners. Also, it looks like less than a third of SAL stores are actua...
I know that this was a bit of a "problem property" before it was vacated. I had some friends living in Botanical Heights and the neighborhood association encouraged residents to call in on the criminal behavior that seemed to be prevalent on the corner. This may have let to the property be...
In looking at the Preservation Board agenda for their November 28th meeting, it appears that SLU's appeal has been deferred to a future meeting at their request. http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/planning/cultural-resources/documents/upload//Preservation-Board-Agenda-28-November-2011.pdf ...
I just ran across a couple of the completed townhomes on cbgundaker.com. Very nice if you like a contemporary feel in a historic building. I particularly like the bricked in area in the backyard of one of them. http://www.cbgundaker.com/PropertyDetail.jsp?type=res&mls_num=11034677 http://www.cbg...
As for the retail component, I don't think the Food Hub will harm the Soulard Market too much as the SM doesn't have local food... Food Hub will serve a different clientele. This isn't the first time that I have heard that Soulard Market doesn't have local food. As Bonwich stated in another thread,...
Anyone have any pics they have taken? I would be curious to see what the piers look like at this point. Should be pretty visible by now, no? Anyone driving in that area see anything yet? Take a look at the gallery on the bridge website ( http://www.newriverbridge.org/newsroom-gallery.html ) for pic...