Category Downtown St. Louis

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 […]

Clang! Clang! Clang! Goes The Trolley

The Mississippi Mile…The Riverfront Trolley… Kind of rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? In my three part series [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3] about ways to increase foot traffic and connections all along the downtown riverfront — not just in front of the Arch — I touched on the idea of a […]

The Mississippi (1.2) Mile — Part 3

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. Of course, due to the untameable nature of the Mississippi River, development of this […]

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 […]

A New View For Washington Avenue

Yep, you guessed it. Yet another post about the tomorrow’s skywalk destruction. It’s been done to death, I know (even mainstream news is talking about it!), but, well…isn’t it just great? We can only hope that this is a starter’s pistol for a new direction in downtown preservation/demolition decision-making. By all counts, the removal of […]