2018 City Projects

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So I decided to tally up the number of market-rate apartments that were under construction and thought it just might break 2,000 units. Well, lo and behold it broke 3,000 units. And with what's in the pipeline I think we could wind up 2018 with over 4,000 units either opened up or under construction. Things are kind of hot here in the city,
^Yes. There are projects underway that I never dreamed would break ground and others I just never dreamed of at all. There's a lot of momentum. I have a few worries along with all of it, since I'm not the most prosperous guy on the block and I like even my neighbors most in danger of getting gentrified out, but it's exciting to see just the same. We need balance, but that balance has to include some serious development. Like this.
symphonicpoet wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:45 pm
^Yes. There are projects underway that I never dreamed would break ground and others I just never dreamed of at all. There's a lot of momentum. I have a few worries along with all of it, since I'm not the most prosperous guy on the block and I like even my neighbors most in danger of getting gentrified out, but it's exciting to see just the same. We need balance, but that balance has to include some serious development. Like this.
Serious question... with so many areas of St. Louis that are in desperate need of revitalization, is it feasible that an influx of new people might cause some gentrification along the edges such as north of Delmar?

I can't help but think about what's happening in the Grove and Tower Grove South / East and then look at some of the housing stock just north of Delmar and along Union. Critical mass will eventually lead to expanding the central corridor, right?
oh, definitely. West End to Vandeventer is prime for major change. One of the benefits I think of a slower growth region like STL and Pitt is we have an opportunity to manage things a bit better to avoid some of the more negative aspects of rapid neighborhood change/gentrification that has been occurring in some of these hotter cities. How well we do that will depend upon how proactive we are.
STLrainbow wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:21 am
oh, definitely. West End to Vandeventer is prime for major change. One of the benefits I think of a slower growth region like STL and Pitt is we have an opportunity to manage things a bit better to avoid some of the more negative aspects of rapid neighborhood change/gentrification that has been occurring in some of these hotter cities. How well we do that will depend upon how proactive we are.
Tis, but I fear we aren't being very proactive. This city needs a master plan.
^ Agreed.

Multiple updates made including moving several apartment building projects to completed. Also Melba Theater to under construction!
Added a couple of the more recent announcements, although I'm being more selective in what gets on.

I'm also thinking of taking the proposed infill apartment project on Park in the heart of Lafayette Square off the list; haven't heard anything on that in a long time.

The proposed office project at the Delmar Shell gas station site also seems to be slow-going as well as the Delmar Divine. Muni Courts downtown, too. But I'll give those more time.
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 project on Chouteau by the Home2Hilton developer.

Couple other big projects that just seem kinda stuck include the Armory, the Loop office project at the old shell station and Fairfield Inn by Union Station. And Foundry also is slow to get going on Phase 1 construction.