Carondelet/Patch Broadway Strip

Discuss construction activity, major renovations, office projects, streetscape improvements, etc. in South City -- defined by the area south of Interstate 44/55.
Pretty interesting article about a part of town that isn't usually talked about. It compares the strip to the Grove before it got hot. A lot to like in the area. ... id=3387015

Endless possibilities down there. Glad to see the word getting out.
^ I believe Post Dispatch featured one of the businesses making a go of it down there but also struggling with industrial smells. I think you got some more challenges versus the Grove from an area that still has a definite industrial presence which is not a bad thing either or something that can bring jobs to the area and support businesses.

The last time I was in the area noticed Green Streets new spec light industrial space which is not too far believe.
Watkins Block Threatened ... hreatened/

I figured this could warrant some discussion here. Really think that this is one of the most important stretches of buildings on the whole Carondelet Strip.
As I have said before I think the greatest hindrance to this part of the city is its leadership. Our Alderman, CCBF, South Broadway Business association and larger property owners are people without vision or understanding of how important our built environment is. Because of them we have lost so many important structures over the past decade with no sign of stopping. We need neighborhood leaders that will fight for this amazing neighborhood.