I don't know if either of you have read Richard Bose's analyses of urban vs. suburban land productivity over at NextSTL, but low-density, low-yield developments like this are bankrupting the city. So we should leave property vacant until we find someone willing to build more dense development? Seem...
Sauce Magazine is reporting that Springfield, IL's Driftwood Eatery is relocating to the old Atlas space on Pershing in DeBaliviere Place and will open as Pig & Pickle this fall. From Sauce : Pig & Pickle will serve a variety of small plate options including braised pork cheek, roasted bone marrow a...
Given the rancor between Metro and St. Louis county right now, it wouldn't surprise me to see Metro file a lawsuit. They've been paying the county for policing service that they haven't been receiving.
The Waterman proposal looks interesting. Does anyone have any other information about it?
I have no inside or other information, but I think it would be cool if Enterprise, which considers itself a general transportation provider, stepped up as a big sponsor for bike sharing in St. Louis.
But McCulloch told the Post-Dispatch in an interview last month that his office had stopped filling fare evasion charges because MetroLink operated on an honor system. “I don’t want my prosecutors filing any of the fare jumping ones,” McCulloch said. “It’s an honor system and they make no attempt t...
I think it's moot because until the empty lots, parking lots, and drive through development in the area are developed, there is little incentive for developers to spend the extra money building on top of low rise buildings. Yes, the Moonrise did this, but it is one of the very very few examples in ...
If the city is intent on removing the memorial (and I think they should) with the roadblock being how to fund the removal, it seems like there is at least oneshort-term thing that should be done at minor expense in the mean time. In my opinion, the BOA could pass a bill renaming Confederate Drive, t...
Seems like we shouldn't use the FPP construction as an example here since they recently announced a delay in completing their work. It would be nice if there was a better was to track what the streets department is doing. A few years ago Pershing near where I live was resurfaced and the only notice ...
McCulloch comes across as someone who doesn't seem to know what he or his office are doing.
What stopped them from just reestablishing how the line used to run, when it was a real transportation option? I would assume it's a matter of money. Plus, there's nothing to keep them from increasing the times if the trolley proves to be very successful. But they only have two cars right now, so o...
Brutalism might be back, but what seems to be driving a lot of the need to tear down brutalist buildings is that they aren't very easy to renovate.
^ Agreed. I probably should have said that he decided to "retire".
Can't say I'm surprised Dotson has decided to retire. It's been quite a while since I've spoken to anyone who was in his corner. I hope Lyda is able to arrange for a national search for his replacement, although I think current law requires a promotion from within the ranks.
What is the significance of the 'CB' in the favicon?
If nothing else, this makes it very clear to the NFL that St. Louis isn't interested in ever having a team again. I don't have a problem with that.
I know they will be hard to implement at some stations, but it is time for the implementation of a turnstile system. It could easily be like the turnstiles in Boston, which physically bar you from fare jumping, and if you crawl under them it blares an alarm and takes your photo. Either we go the ro...
The folks having a meltdown on twitter about how this vote went aren't really making a strong case for themselves. Pretty sure I don't want to be asking every city resident to fork over $200 to get those folks into the city.
aprice wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:31 pm
If it's safe to assume that that Bill DeWitt lives in St. Louis County
Last I heard, the elder Bill DeWitt lived in Cincinnati.
I think we also need to be careful not to confuse development with growth. New apartments coming online, for example, are just as capable as pulling people from older apartments in the city as they are at attracting new people into the city.
leeharveyawesome wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:25 pm
Wouldn't the Debaliviere metro stop at least be an ideal candidate to experiment with a real turnstile?
My understanding is that the placement of the elevators makes it tough to fit in turnstiles that are ADA compliant. I'm no expert though -- I'm just parroting what I've been told.
It's worth pointing out that metro isn't super interested in prosecuting fare violations. When those violations occur, the fines are paid to the city or county and not to metro. From their perspective, it's a better use of money to get people to buy tickets than it is to capture farehoppers. I would...
Amusingly, I had a conversation with someone a week ago who was planning to vote no on 1 and yes on 2. As they explained it to me, they wanted the soccer stadium, but no new taxes.
This is just one guy's take on things, but it seems like we can't really expect the city population to increase until we sort out city schools. All news seems to be positive on that front, but I still know many people who perceive the city schools as being bad and who consequently move out of the ci...
I'm not opposed on principal to extracting cash from the airport, but I do wonder why a private entity (who presumably expects to make a profit) running the airport is better for St. Louis. Wouldn't it be better for the government to extract that profit? Is it about getting the money up front? Or th...