Category Development

South City, Meet MetroLink: A No-Brainer Plan for Expansion

If you haven’t noticed, the alternative transportation bug is quickly catching in the City of St. Louis — and it’s very exciting to witness! In recent weeks, we’ve seen the approval of $7 million in New Market Credits (in addition to $8 million previous NMCs) for the Loop Trolley project, the announcement of development on […]

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 […]

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 Whole General Mish-Mash or ‘You go, St. Louis!’

Last night, I was looking at a map I had earlier printed off from the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis website (shown above) and had to smile at the fact that there are A LOT of developments started, discussed or imagined that, if they come to fruition, will greatly alter the downtown map. Not this […]