Awesome! I can't think of a better neighborhood for that type of project.
Any idea how soon the cupcake and dog treat shops will open? I'm looking forward to those.
Comparing any city to NYC is somewhat difficult, but here are some rough comparisons between us and NYC which we should consider given how dramatically NYC's crime has fallen in recent years. Murders are down from a peak of over 2,000 in the early 1990's to around 290 in 2017. To put that in perspec...
That area is very industrial and isolated and I suspect it will feel kind of lonely for the first tenants down there. That said, this would be really cool if they can develop a whole new residential neighborhood out of thin air. Reminds me of something you would see in Brooklyn. Could be big.
No clue on the school boundaries, but as a TGS resident, here's my current view on the crime issue. While I agree that crime in the neighborhood is unacceptably high at times (carjackings, armed robberies), I've never actually even once personally felt unsafe in the neighborhood. My neighbors are g...
No clue on the school boundaries, but as a TGS resident, here's my current view on the crime issue. While I agree that crime in the neighborhood is unacceptably high at times (carjackings, armed robberies), I've never actually even once personally felt unsafe in the neighborhood. My neighbors are gr...
I say kudos to Kirkwood on this project! In my book, they've one-upped their bitter rival Webster who recently let the NIMBYs take down the loft proposal on Lockwood.
Uninspired location. With all the awesome real estate with character in the city, they chose that? Not as attractive as Schlafly or Earthbound, but if they want to move into what is a pretty ugly space and improve upon it even a little, I'm all for that. Those two and the original Urban Chestnut ar...
As a TGS resident, I'm pumped. As an StL beer supporter I'm glad to see another local brewery grow. As a downtown supporter, I'm not thrilled. The owner's comment about parking concerns hurts. StL concerns with parking (whether real or imagined) never seem to go away.
Anyone heard any news lately about the MO Foundation for Health move to Columbia Iron Works that ran into issues? Are they working on a revised plan or have they ditched the project completely?
https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2017/11/28/luxury-townhouses-would-owe-less-than-160-year-in-property-tax-under-vollmer-bill Wow! In the past I haven't been as critical of tax abatements as some others have been, but this one really hit a nerve. If these abatements go through, I'm done voti...
I've wondered about this building forever! What's his plan?
They can have the entire vacant One AT&T Center. 44 floors of makers.
Funny that now all the sudden these local municipal "politicians" suddenly pretend to care out state government overreaching into local affairs. Why did none of them cry foul when the state acted to override the City's minimum wage law or other similar laws recently? I'm calling BS.
I'm honestly worried that if the carjackings and armed robberies don't stop soon, we are at risk of seeing a wave of 70's style white flight to the burbs. I hope that's not the case, but this has to stop asap.
I find the design uninspired. For those of us who went to the old 80's style mall in Union Station, it still looks too much like that eyesore, i.e. they didn't do a full gut rehab and it just looks like someone dropped a temporary looking acquatic exhibit into the middle of an abandoned 80's mall. H...
This makes me irate! They even have the nerve to include Tower Tee in the name of their crappy subdivision? That Grants Farm subdivision they did is terrible. Identical characterless vinyl siding boxes one after another. Now they'll plow over an iconic place to repeat the process.
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/creve-coeur-residents-say-hotel-would-be-bad-fit-for/article_423e7639-2b43-5483-89e3-58a9c3f03114.html Creve Coeur residents have just taken the Gold medal in the StL County NIMBY Olympics! This one has it all: fear of outsiders, change and traffic as well as u...
Any idea how big the shipping container retail will be?

Anyone think we've seen too many hotel proposals lately?
They also aren't a start-up. With companies like Accenture and Microsoft moving in, Cortex just becomes a random corporate office park. Whatever happened to the biotech focus and the importance of proximity to WashU Med? What about the supposed lack of lab space for biotech startups? Accenture movin...
Any idea how many employees we are talking about? Not good for Downtown.
Again, most of the other cities don't have two "downtowns" competing against each other like we do. Downtown STL would be a whole different animal today if Clayton had never happened. True, except that neither of our downtowns are vibrant. Both completely lack retail and the foot traffic that it ge...
I hate to say this as a native St. Louisan who loves this town, but is there any chance Downtown's lack of vibrancy despite all of the developments mentioned is due to the nature of St. Louisans themselves? Yes, I agree that Downtown is dead and lacking energy most of the time, but I've worked in do...
Loews is definitely a great brand. Much more upscale than others.
I never said that suburban office parks need to go away completely or that they aren't successful in other cities because obviously they are. But take Silicon Valley as an example. Yes it started with suburban office campuses but then spread to traditional office towers in Downtown San Fran as compa...