Google chose the new arena site for it's move from the burbs... http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2017/11/20/google-signs-office-lease-downtown-detroit/107869696/ Hopefully we'll hear more details on BPV tenants, including whether Rawling's is looking at office space or just something retail...
^ I started to comment on the more incomplete stltoday article before seeing your post... I think this is even better news now that it appears the current space will be freed up for other tenants and the new maker space will move elsewhere in the area. Finding an older building with a more industria...
The building in question regarding the window replacement is the Sts. Peter & Paul Hall.
I too do not understand the buzz for Pittsburgh and Detroit, other than the natural echo chamber that occurs when people start repeating something they heard from someone they admire. I have family in Detroit, some nice things starting to happen downtown but man... long way to go in the neighborhoo...
Richmond Heights has added some new housing since 2010 - they might see a bump U-City has a added a little bit, but probably not enough to offset losses Maplewood probably has not added any (someone please propose redevelopment of the Shop N Save, or the little strip mall to the east) Shrewsbury pr...
^ I think that is a demographic problem that is particularly facing the Pittsburgh metro... more deaths than births iirc. Back to STL, yeah, Webster and the like are kind of like the St. Louis Hills and Lindenwood Park neighborhoods... quite stable but you're going to have difficulty growing populat...
^ what is so stark to me is the change in geography of homicide so far this year.... a big drop in South City, holding the same in Central Corridor and yet another big jump north of Delmar. Not sure if that will hold in the future (and hopefully it will drop throughout the City) but I do think there...
^ I agree... a lot of young adults with families will just choose St. Charles over even some of the better school districts in the County. It's happening now. Again not to say that the County will become a dump but it has a lot of population growth challenges and will continue to struggle unless it ...
^ for some sure, but smaller family size and ease of Saint Charles living poses problems for much of the County. I don't see solid growth anytime soon. City has some of the same issues, but it's less dependent upon family attraction and has almost unlimited potential for growth via redevelopment.. M...
^ Definitely STL and Baltimore are in a homicide crisis. STL had 309 homicides back in 1970 when we had 622,000 people, about Baltimore's current population; unfortunately our per capita homicide rate is greater now than in 1970. I do wish I had a homicide map from back then and how it compares to t...
^ that's like much of South City... not necessarily growing population and maybe even losing but rising house prices and household incomes. The question is where and how can County grow with population in a generally more sustainable fashion.... there's still some pockets of traditional suburban gro...
^ I didn't include WG since it didn't border the city... but yeah it's among a large number of suburbs losing population. Even some places like Crestwood that had rebounded a bit from the 70-80s are even projected to be losing again.
Will STL County lose population again this decade? Census estimate is yes so far but I'll say small increase for 2020 Census Will any of the following inner-ring suburbs that lost population last decade and which the census estimates a loss since 2010 actually gain population this decade? Shrewsbury...
^ c'mon, let's keep it civil here among the cities.
No doubt.... frustrating as heck quality Tucker streetscaping didn't happen with the new bridge as it was supposed to.
I wonder if Cortex already owns the equipment and already is subsidizing the project if they could just go ahead and run its own version of TechShop.
^ It's looking at what others have ranked and Detroit has been part of the national media conversation about a potential surprise win. And as I've mentioned before they already have a decent office commitment downtown and think it's likely they'll go to a place they already have an office presence r...
Saint Louis 40 out of 67 in this ranking of rankings...

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BellaVilla wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:09 pm
38 car jackings in this YTD in a hood of only 6,800 people? Thats unbelievable.
There haven't been 38 car jackings in Shaw this year. There have been 38 vehicles stolen thru October.
^^ I agree. Which makes me think the outskirts of South City could swing either way. Boulevard , STL Hills, Princeton and Holly Hills seem rather stable, but I'm not sure about Carondelet/ Patch, Bevo Mill, and Dutchtown. Are Bevo residents still fleeing for Soco? Is Dutchtown neighborhood associat...
Assuming Alamo House is indeed the movie theater that's coming in for Phase 2, is that enough of a differential from say Moolah and Chase to keep everyone in biz and happy? I do see AH being sort of a destination theater bringing people in from a wider area compared to the others in the city..
Is there a running count somewhere of the total number of permanent jobs that have been created through Cortex so far? I just saw a figure of 4,100 jobs created so far in Cortex, athough I don't know if that includes IKEA and other service jobs. 15,000 total jobs is the projection when built out..
Greater Cincinnati's economy fastest-growing in Midwest https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2017/11/13/greater-cincinnatis-economy-fastest-growing-midwest/840139001/ With just 0.8% growth, it looks like STL metro economy lagged behind the national average for metros (1.7%) and many peers once ag...
Per Alderman Roddy, looks like there will be some news on the Crescent Building next week.
Not sure how long these projects will take to complete, but it sure is nice to see multiple projects in the heart of the CBD in full swing... LaSalle Building, Mercantile Library, Union Trust, 900 block Locust conversions. With a couple of upcoming retail openings slated and the re-opening of the Ar...