STLEnginerd wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:17 pm
Chalupas54 wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:27 pm
this project will not be happening
I kind of hope it doesn't...
Beyond the fact that i don't think it will ever live up to its promise. My thinking is Pruitt Igoe as it sits right now is not hurting the city at all. Its dead space yes but its a large contiguous piece of dead space. If it was a lake or a mountain it would be equally un-impactful. What hurts the city is all the distributed dead space. Blocks with half the houses demolished and half those that remain boarded up.
The jobs argument is better but i think it would be much better to tie these developments into existing blocks. Downtown West and Car Square have plenty of unbuilt parcels on which several of these building could be constructed. Why open up 50 more acres of partially built land...?
I think this brings up/sums up the two philosophies to address the reality of a city with less then half the population that infrastructure & built environment once supported. The hard reality it will take a significant increase in population growth and even then decades to get back to where St. Louis city was once at. So question of the day
Admit suburban development will happen for big swaths of North City for the most part or do you push density in some areas & city/public holds large swaths of undeveloped property with minimal maintenance in others?
City already owns a large amount of property/parcels but a lot of it fragmented. STlEnginerd brings up a good argument to leave Pruitt alone as a version of urban forest when their is plenty of space to develop Downtown West & Car Sqaure that will provide easy access to the new NGIA. Why go put in a new storm water pipe, sewer, pavement when their is plenty already that needs to be replaced.