I also find it strange that no additional renderings have been released by now. There’s not even an image of the tower on the construction fence.
According to Michael Allen, the Spivey building is coming down. St. Clair County is paying to demolish it. What a monumental loss-- physically and symbolically-- for the entire metropolitan area. There goes East St. Louis' golden opportunity to retain any semblance of civic pride and distinction. I ...
Taller or shorter than the Pevely building?
Not a ton of substance to this article but it was nice to be mentioned. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/seattle-2-0-doesnt-exist-but-flyover-country-offers-hidden-city-gems/ Thanks for sharing this. It’s refreshing to read an outsider’s perspective of St. Louis that doesn’t dwell on t...
^Agreed. How does the proposed big-box development, lost in a sea of parking, enhance U. City's charm and unique character? It doesn't, and that's why it's a bad mistake. As an aging inner-ring suburb, U. City is already grappling with many issues facing the City of St. Louis- stagnant population, a...
I couldn't help myself- I had to call out U. City on Twitter. Here's my tweet: Come on, @UniversityCity- this site plan for Olive-170 redev is embarrassing for a city that prides itself on progressivism & diversity. Trading functioning businesses for generic exurban big-box schlock- it literally cou...
"A public hearing on the proposal has been set for 7 p.m. May 23 at the Mandarin House, 8004 Olive Boulevard." I think those of us in U-City need to raise some hell about this. Even if you don't live in U. City, I think the public should show up and oppose this awful plan. A bigger outcry is warran...
Oh jeez, thst site plan must be a joke, right? It’s as if U. City officials got together and said, “Let’s figure out how we can cheapen our brand, become a less desirable place to live and work, turn our backs on the diverse businesses and streetscapes that set us apart from typical suburbia, and be...
Cortex has applied for building permits the past week or so for... - The Aloft Hotel - Parking garage next to the 4220 Duncan/Microsoft Building - Crescent Building Also, looks like Square will be taking up at least some of the old TechShop space; not sure if this means they'll be staying put in Co...
I truly miss the old orange medical building that stood at the NE corner of Euclid & West Pine (where the Orion/Whole Foods now stands). It wasn’t sexy or upscale, but it was urban and functional, and was tall enough to make an impact on the CWE skyline (as evident in that aerial pic posted above). ...
Isn’t it kinda weird that no additional renderings have been released yet? And there haven’t even been any updates on Studio Gang’s website either- the project status still says “In Design”. Wouldn’t they be eager to announce the progress of this signature project?
^No mention of operating hours or frequency of service. Are those very crucial (and FAQ-worthy) details still not figured out?
^Classic Clayton NIMBYism. What’s so great about their current view of a vacant one story building surrounded by a huge surface parking lot? And In the distance I imagine their are birds-eye views of Highway 40 and the Brentwood Promenade- not exactly scenic. Almost anything would be an improvement ...
^Thanks for the updates! Glad to hear things are still moving along. ONSL may be short on funds, but they sure aren’t short on dedicated, engaged residents.
News out of Old North has been pretty quiet lately. What’s the status of the restaurant that was supposed to open in Crown Square? And how about that warehouse building mentioned esrlier in this thread? MattnSTL- any updates?
Loop Living is going out of business. Big liquidation sale. Another one bites the dust.
One project that I don't think has been mentioned on UrbanSTL so far is the ongoing rehab of the Castlereigh apartment building on Delmar just west Kingsland. I believe Wash. U. owns the building, but not positive. Seems like it has been under construction for a year at least, so it must've been due...
How's Flamingo Bowl doing these days? Haven't been there in a while. Hope it's still a popular draw.
^Cool rendering indeed!

It’s strange to me that the lot across Forsyth from Wellbridge remains empty. Like, it’s not even a parking lot, just an empty grassy field. Surprised that a development hasn’t yet been proposed for that parcel.
The "big small town" refrain is so overdone and cliche. Just because a city is friendly, casual, neighborhoody and accessible doesn't mean it feels like a small town. St. Louis has plenty of attributes (good and bad) that make it decidedly NOT small town. Even though the "big small town" quality is ...
From CityLab:

The Gateway Arch, a Global Icon, Reconnects to St. Louis

Link: https://www.citylab.com/design/2018/03/ ... is/554750/
Yes- I meant Phase 3. Thanks for the info, everyone.
Thanks for posting the link, clayton1! I'm cool with the high-rise portion, but the roof on the low-rise portion is cheesy. Looks a little cheap. Happy to see things moving along though.
Any update on the status of the 7-story building proposed for the wedge?
Yikes. Sounds like Cincinnati’s streetcar is an utter failure by almost all measures so far....

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/p ... 377015002/