StL City should be actively recruiting some of the displaced businesses to move to Delmar east of
Skinker.
Or Costco? They average around 144k sq ft.
There was another article in StLToday last night. If I read correctly it said the project would have 200k sq ft of commercial space but that one anchor tenant wants to take up 158k of it. What big boxes are that size? Looks like the average Walmart Supercenter is around 170k sq ft, so close.
Anyone have a guess as to how much population was lost in Northside? Has to be massive.
I hate to say it, but I do think it’s time for City elected officials to hit the panic button. Dipping below 300k would be really bad. Our electeds need to figure out why people are leaving and what can be done to remedy the matter.
Question: did City Foundry buy up the Crescent Electric site right next to the firehouse on Vandeventer and Forest Park? Just asking because it looks like Crescent is still in business.
A few years ago when I was looking at houses, my realtor showed me a few really nice rehabs in Fox Park. At the time, she said she thought Fox Park still needed 5 years or so to fully improve, but she thought its location was better than Benton Park West and would come back faster than that neighbor...
Personally, I'd like to see the whole site redeveloped as an extension of the Moorelands. Multiple mid-rise apartment buildings with underground parking, built by multiple developers, with York Drive extended through to Hanley. StLToday is saying a new developer is building a senior care center. So...
Still basically nowhere in the City to buy a simple pair of Levi's jeans. We shouldn't have to go to the suburbs for that. Im just waiting for a basic sporting goods store. Would love that! How about a place besides Hampton Target to buy a polo shirt or a flat screen TV? I swear, besides the extrem...
Still basically nowhere in the City to buy a simple pair of Levi's jeans. We shouldn't have to go to the suburbs for that.
Fassler Hall = chain UCBC.

Punch Bowl Social sounds fun but isn't that concept already covered by a few other places around town?
This is a must read:

http://www.stlouiscitytalk.com/posts/20 ... ghborhoods

I haven't read something that made my blood boil like this in a long time! Our Alderman and Mayor need to do something about this problem immediately.
stlgasm wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:19 pm
This is what urban revitalization looks like.
Yes! Now if we could just get about 5 more projects of this size going simultaneously in the Southeast part of South City.
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?