I assume there is enough vacancy in all these upper floors to add at least a couple hundred each of office workers and residents, probably enough to make for a pretty decent neighborhood that wouldn't have to worry as much on entertainment/tourism. And I guess when that happens we'll see some new co...
Not sure what's going on but fwiw, the city did issue a $100,000+ electrical permit last month and the owner applied for swimming pool construction last week, so it appears it's not at a complete stand-still.
Perhaps more mixed-use residential is in store as a real-estate broker tweeted the Trader's Building at 801-805 N 2nd is under contract to a multi-family developer, It's this one...

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I believe the building has a fair amount of vacancy right now.
Here's another non-Gilbert/Ilitich project downtown.... rehab for a new F500 (spinning off from Milwaukee-based Johnson Control) setting up HQ in the D. Adient's new headquarters takes front seat at Detroit auto show http://www.mlive.com/naias/index.ssf/2018/01/adient_looks_forward_to_front-.html ht...
A few updates including moving the Greater Goods rehab project in FPSE to under construction as remediation is said to have begun, Also, I've moved a few things (like the Vandeventer Place senior living project) off of 2018 as they were completed in 2017 (and updated that list, too.) If any eagle-ey...
^ those are two good posts. I agree we may see some population loss this decade --, my bet is under 5% (which would keep us above 300,000 people -- and that'll be the population bottom. Crime definitely is one of many factors affecting our ability to maximize population, but its pretty silly to sugg...
^^ the building on the right of the photo btw will be having a cupcake/coffee shop and a dog treat place pretty soon, btw. And Alpha Brewing pretty much will be just around the corner.
^ yeah, as mentioned results vary greatly neighborhood to neighborhood -- see Downtown (no change) v. Downtown West (up a lot) , e.g. -- but the overall jump in shootings (and homicides) is extremely frustrating.
^ as someone who has a bit of a crane fetish, I must be getting older than I realize! I need a memory check..
^ The more the merrier!

I'll see if I can post it, but I just came across a photo I think from 201 with two cranes from the opposite direction, presumably for the SLAM expansion. Does anyone recall there being two cranes b/c I don't.
I see there's been an interesting convo on here but this gave me a bit of a chuckle....
whitherSTL wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:59 am
In a decade the city will have ~225K residents, will file for BK, and everything will restart...
Year-end neighborhood crime report out...

http://www.slmpd.org/crimestats/CRM0013-BY_201712.pdf

205 homicides in 2017, up 9% from the 188 in 2016 (and 2015). As always results vary by neighborhood but in general homicides up in North City, about the same in Central Corridor, and down in South City.
^ interesting on the Drury tower/garage, sounds like you've inquired? as for the Gateway/KMOV, you're right that the second tower was part of sales pitch... the group also owns the Butler Bros. and they did something similar with showing what it could be (iirc about a 300 unit mixed-use building) wh...
A rendering from atop Art Hill would be awesome... one of the finest views in America, (although I would like to see those radio towers moved.)
^ makes sense. I'm curious what's up with the garage tho; if it's moving forward or not. It could be that the Metro's HQ move away from the Landing means that replacement garage may not move forward. And then if the tower was contingent upon the garage then maybe things are just mucked up, Anyway, a...
With so much development news recently like 300 S Broadway proposal you have to wonder if any other high-rises will be announced...perhaps these two possibilities from 2014 as candidates... Gateway Tower office building for sale http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/building-blocks/gateway-tower-...
Presby has a super write-up on the building.,, it was on the demolition threat in 2016.

https://nextstl.com/2018/01/steelcote-l ... ek-valley/
^ yeah, even though it's an occupied building it's great to see the investment and soon (hopefully) added tenants... also makes you wonder if they are considering bigger plans with their surface lots.
^ I think Orleans Landing is pretty decent for its context and I do like how as a whole it seems to create a mixed-use, pedestian-friendly environment. It could be better but I'd give it a B. This was to be the first of two phases but I haven't heard of what might be next. (I'm also very interested ...
* i agree with a lot of that but in some defense our Near North Riverfront seems to be a bit more challenging logistically. Cincy's Banks location is the most central (would be the equivalent of the Arch grounds location but book-ended by stadia and now with streetcar) and thus more attractive for m...
Some non-Gilbert or Ilitch developments in Detroit in the news this week..,, Crowne Plaza hotel owners plan 28-story second tower downtown http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180111/news/649866/crowne-plaza-hotel-owners-plan-28-story-second-tower-downtown?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitte...
^ short but interesting agenda.
^ had to look up myself; it's in the industrial area just north of Chouteau and east of Grand... the area behind Captain D's. Things are really heating up.
Sounds like Crescent Building is expected to open in 2019.
GoHarvOrGoHome wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:38 pm
My personal dream is for a super high profile DT Walgreens like in New Orleans

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Would look snazzy at 501 Washington! Or maybe new home to Post-Dispatch with a news-ticker wrap.