Boland Place development Richmond Heights

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Boland Place development Richmond Heights

Unread post by beer city » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:09 pm

Another large apartment building 207 units with mixed use proposed for mid county 1301 Boland Place in Richmond Heights -

http://40southnews.com/richmond-heights ... on-boland/


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Unread post by roger wyoming II » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:28 pm

^ sheesh... it's almost hot in here.
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Unread post by goat314 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:22 pm

^ Makes me confident that learn term we may see better development near Metrolink stations once some of the big boxes age and need to be redeveloped. The long term plan must be to make Dale Avenue a more walkable experience to the Metrolink.

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Unread post by framer » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:26 pm

Site plan looks great, and the design is OK.

I can see how neighbors would feel like it overwhelms the neighborhood, though. Gonna be lots of opposition.

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Unread post by KerrytheKonstructor » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:13 am

Yeah, we should have 3 300-story buildings downtown and nothing but single family with big a55 yards from there to Warren Co. <hic>


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Unread post by dredger » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:26 pm

The site location seems out of place to me. Wouldn't some dense townhouses, row house type development be a better fit? It seems this would be a better fit if it could be within a short walk of the Richmond metrolink station by replacing the bowling alley or maybe part a new phased development next to Brentwood station that would replace Dierbergs/box store

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Unread post by dweebe » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:30 pm

goat314 wrote:^ Makes me confident that learn term we may see better development near Metrolink stations once some of the big boxes age and need to be redeveloped. The long term plan must be to make Dale Avenue a more walkable experience to the Metrolink.


Richmond Heights spent a ton a money on that stretch of Dale. Redid the whole street, new back-in parking, fancy street lights, fancy brick streetcorner markers, added like 7 stop signs. Not sure what else you're looking for.

I live in Maplewood: there's a reason the property taxes like 50% higher in RH even though it's the same school district.
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Unread post by goat314 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:46 pm

^ I wasn't aware of this. I no longer live in St. Louis and when I come back I rarely go to this area of Mid-County. Good to know though.

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Unread post by quincunx » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:14 pm

Maplewood residential is 0.744 per $100 assessed.
Richmond Heights residential is 0.61 per$100 assessed

Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District is 5.55

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Unread post by moorlander » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:58 pm

Planning and Zoning voted 7-2 in favor of this development.

http://40southnews.com/richmond-heights ... -proposal/

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Unread post by wabash » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:57 pm

^Great. Density walkable to transit with a small retail element. Not much more you can ask for on a mid-County mid-neighborhood site overlooking 40/64.

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Unread post by wabash » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:01 pm

BUT, I forgot to mention, they should only be allowed to build it if they bring back that huge steel slide that seemed to be 3 stories high.

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Unread post by framer » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:15 am

I didn't realize that there's a large, existing school building on this site. Let's hope they don't tear it down until the new project is definite.

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Unread post by RuskiSTL » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:33 am

Overall a plus but after condemning so much of the area as "blight" why aren't they forcing this up the street at Dale and Hanley or anywhere in the blighted zone? Just plain ridiculous!

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Unread post by framer » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:07 am

I hate to say it, but it really is out of scale for the neighborhood.

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Unread post by quincunx » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:48 am

Can we worry about a single family sprawl neighborhood bubble?

Wonder what the other 8,500 residents in RH think.

Love the hand-wringing about traffic. If we agree cars ruin places, then quit encouraging them!

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Unread post by dweebe » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:02 pm

quincunx wrote:Can we worry about a single family sprawl neighborhood bubble?

Wonder what the other 8,500 residents in RH think.

Love the hand-wringing about traffic. If we agree cars ruin places, then quit encouraging them!


I live nearby in Maplewood and this will effect me. I say build it. The NIMBY's have been gotten use to this lot being empty for over a decade and think it should remain empty. :roll:
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Unread post by andrewarkills » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:18 pm

I'm sitting in the Meridian Building on the west side of Hanley. Anybody know what (if anything) is going on across Hanley? NE corner of Dale & Hanley has supposedly been under contract for almost a year and a half.

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Unread post by mklein49 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:29 pm

quincunx wrote:Can we worry about a single family sprawl neighborhood bubble?

Wonder what the other 8,500 residents in RH think.

Love the hand-wringing about traffic. If we agree cars ruin places, then quit encouraging them!


Richmond Heights resident here and I'm strongly in favor. I'm most likely in favor of any proposal that adds residential density (there are always exceptions, of course). Unfortunately, I was out of town and was unable to attend the meeting.

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Unread post by andrewarkills » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:46 pm

andrewarkills wrote:I'm sitting in the Meridian Building on the west side of Hanley. Anybody know what (if anything) is going on across Hanley? NE corner of Dale & Hanley has supposedly been under contract for almost a year and a half.

Nevermind, I found it. Looks to be behind schedule, and poorly designed.
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Unread post by moorlander » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:00 pm

I drive dale every single day and Boland once a week. It would need a lot more than this to cause any noticeable traffic congestion. The arguments about the apartment complex failing are quite a stretch. Those residents are simply scared to death of change.

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Unread post by quincunx » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:47 am

nextSTL.com - Richmond Heights Considers Smart Development for Dale, Faces Opposition

http://nextstl.com/2016/01/richmond-hei ... pposition/

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Unread post by arch city » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:26 pm

I don't know what's the fuss.

Property values on Boland Place should rise because of this project. I'd rather have this luxury complex across the street than a big empty school and church.

If property values soar because of the complex, developers may come pay a premium for nearby properties.

I'll take the gamble.
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