Category City to River

Revisiting the Memorial Drive Parking Garage Idea

The above picture was pulled from a September 2010 Gateway Streets article…as was the inspiration for this post. It represents close to 2,000 additional parking spaces (or ~1,000 for a single level/split-level plan). In the article, it was posited that all that empty space which would be filled in if a new Memorial Drive Boulevard […]

Bottle It Up or Shake It Up

[Update on 12-16-11: A news story on KMOV Channel 4 provided a few pictures of early Bottle District plans from Clayco and McEagle Properties. Those screencaps are included below with my brief thoughts.] In light of today’s approval by the Board of Alderman to allow the purchase of the Bottle District by Paul McKee, current […]

Comment Period Ending for City+Arch+River/NPS

The final day to submit comments and concerns to the National Park Service and the planning committee for the City+Arch+River project has arrived almost as quickly as it was announced. The groups are soliciting opinions from everybody — residents, businesses, those with general or vested interest; you just have to have randomly found it on […]

The Mississippi (1.2) Mile — Part 2

Despite owing its existence to the river that runs along its eastern edge, St. Louis has severely underutilized this powerful resource as both a natural destination for tourists and locals alike and also as a place for merchants, art and innovation. A new “Mississippi Mile” would stretch from Chouteau Ave. to (and through) Laclede’s Landing […]

And The Winner Is…

Following is my online submission to the National Park Services competition comment page. I don’t know if they’ll consider it when judging (since it doesn’t necessarily adhere to their Four Question format), but I can only hope it guides them in picking SOM Hargreaves as the winning design team — and helps them target some […]

The Shopping Line Effect

Back in college, I took an economics class — an Intro to Economics class actually — and while it was purely meant to fill out some required credit or another, there was one part of it I took away with me, which I think about a lot: The Shopping Line Effect. The Shopping Line Effect […]

Some Intern Discusses the I-70/City to River/City+Arch+River Debate

Some guy over at FOCUS St. Louis (wait a minute – that guy’s name seems awfully familiar…) wrote a blog about the City+Arch+River competition, the efforts of City to River and the compartmentalizing effects of city highways and Interstates. Check it out over at FOCUS St. Louis’ blog and leave some comments. Or just leave […]