^thanks... I didn't realize another warehouse was coming down.
^ I am a bit confused... I thought everything already was demolished?
More food for thought Detroit Free Press - Gentrification misses real problem in Detroit, urban expert warns https://amp.freep.com/amp/762627002 This is a better article than the economist piece, which was highly flawed. But I think there are basically two related but still separate issues for gent...
^ gentrification is a complex issue and does have different meanings to different people. but what do you call it when (once) majority-black neighborhoods like Forest Park SE, Botanical Heights and Shaw lose black population at dramatic rates while the white population increases?
^ if I read that right they hope to sell what they say is a profitable biz.... hopefully that happens.
Steelcote Lofts & Jefferson-Arms look like a go as building permits were issued for them last week. I took off a couple projects appearing to go nowhere including the apartment proposal for Park Ave, the Wilkinson School project on Arsenal (affordable housing for teachers) and the mixed-use infill p...
Building permit issued last week so this looks like a go.
^ driving westbound on 40/64 is pretty cool; great views by the IKEA too with the 100 crane; if Koman gets that Cortex building right by the highway that will be really an eye-opener for folks passing through. Anyway, I think that drive separates significantly denser Saint Louis from pretenders like...
Most recently an adult day care, 2200 Washington is set to become the new home of Twain Financial. Twain Financial plans $3.7 million rehab of Washington Avenue building https://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/building-blocks/twain-financial-plans-million-rehab-of-washington-avenue-building/articl...
Hopefully some good news coming to Wash Ave.... the Manofsky Shoe building that hasn't been contributing to WashAve street activity recently was sold and is undergoing a bit of renovation. Looks like they are leasing the basement and first floor for retail and second flood for office. http://dynami...
5 restaurants set to open this month downtown, per STL Mag. And at least one opened last month and several more set to open after July. https://www.stlmag.com/dining/st-louis-restaurant-openings-closings-and-coming-soons-june-2018/ This list does not count whatever is going on with the Center Cafe a...
Building permit for $50M issued this week.
^ meanwhile, Loop Trolley has been announced for July 31. 2081... finally a date I believe in!
^ it also looks like that Spencer Development project at 4101 Manchester is still in track... was under review yesterday by neighborhood committee. And the Social Affair catering company has outgrown its space in the old Shaw gas station and will be moving to Manchester just off Tower Grove Ave and ...
Census estimates for racial composition/Hispanic Origin were released recently.... the city's population decline since 2010 has been entirely from the continuing decline in black population. White and other races have grown. (Steady for whites when excluding Hispanics and Latinos.) Meanwhile, County...
framer, that Easter shot is incredible find!
^ I'm pretty sure the second hotel referenced in the article is the Midas project at the Habitat site. As for office, I agree completely.... in addition to the Crescent renovation and leasing up existing space in @4240 and other existing space, there are two new office buildings well into the pre-de...
I think it's a good bet Landry's Seafood is out and Rainforest Cafe or another of their more touristy chains is in.... or maybe Landry's stays and another is added.. I thought it was rather interesting that LHM opted in the end to not choose Landry's owner to do the Aquarium... the company is behind...
Aclaris to add 14 jobs and commit to 20,000 sq. ft. in the Crescent, bringing lease commitments to 65%.

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First building permit issued! But its only for an estimated $1,000 interior demo job so don't get too excited!
Per Biz Journal, Dao Tien Bistro is moving from the UCity Olive strip to take over the old SanSai space. I wonder if in part due to the unease over the proposed Novus development.... U City is messing with a pretty good thing, imo.
^ I just don't see them choosing outside of downtown unless they've radically switched their traditional site selection. My bet is if they open a new location it'll be closer to the convention center/arch/ballpark.
So this is parking for a church. No way? Does this need to be reviewed by Cultural Resources? I assume it's for more church parking but who knows. Not too optimistic on Cultural Resources after the fiasco of the last Locust Street demo where they approved it and didn't go before the Preservation Bo...
^ awesome.
I can't find it now but it was posted somewhere recently that this property is slated for residential re-hab, right?

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