Pruitt-Igoe http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McKee Announces Progress In North St. Louis But No Plans For Streets And Sidewalks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mckee-announces-progress-north-st-louis-no-plans-streets-and-sidewalks <p>Developer Paul McKee <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/work-begins-and-project-be-announced-within-northside-regeneration" target="_blank">unveiled plans Wednesday for an urgent care facility</a> on the north side of St. Louis, but questions at the press event turned to the lack of infrastructure projects in McKee's massive, 1,500 acre redevelopment area.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:58:15 +0000 Maria Altman 37918 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McKee Announces Progress In North St. Louis But No Plans For Streets And Sidewalks Army: Cold War Chemical Weapons Testing Posed No Risk to St. Louisans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/army-cold-war-chemical-weapons-testing-posed-no-risk-st-louisans <p><strong><em>Updated at 6:14 a.m. Nov. 3 with statement from Sen. Claire McCaskill.&nbsp;</em></strong></p><p>A top Army official says that Cold War chemical weapons testing in St. Louis did not pose a health risk to residents in the test areas.</p><p>In the 1950s and 1960s, the Army sprayed a chemical called zinc cadmium sulfide in low-income areas of St. Louis that were predominantly African American.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:13:59 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 6052 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Army: Cold War Chemical Weapons Testing Posed No Risk to St. Louisans St. Louis is not Detroit: Assessing urban development challenges in 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-not-detroit-assessing-urban-development-challenges-2012 <p>Over the past four decades Richard Baron has made a name for himself as a pioneering developer of blighted urban neighborhoods.&nbsp; Baron&rsquo;s firm, McCormack Baron Salazar has completed scores of projects in St. Louis and across the Midwest.&nbsp; As a native of Detroit, Mich., Baron came to Missouri in the late 1960s.&nbsp;</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Adam Allington sat down with Baron at a housing conference of the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he asked him to elaborate on some of the development challenges&mdash;and similarities&mdash;between Detroit and St. Louis.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:45:00 +0000 Adam Allington 3883 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis is not Detroit: Assessing urban development challenges in 2012 New documentary sheds light on the story of Pruitt-Igoe http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-documentary-sheds-light-story-pruitt-igoe <p>The Pruitt-Igoe public housing project in St. Louis was once considered the template for post-war public housing, a national model.&nbsp; For awhile it was&mdash;until it wasn&rsquo;t.&nbsp; The high rise complex was constructed in 1954.&nbsp; Two decades later, and by then notorious, Pruitt-Igoe was a pile of rubble, imploded and bulldozed into history. What went wrong and why?&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the subject of a new documentary film called <em><a href="http://www.mohistory.org/node/5628">The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: an Urban History.</a>&nbsp; </em>&nbsp;Directed by Chad Freidrichs, the film will have its St. Louis premiere <a href="http://www.mohistory.org/node/5628">this Saturday at the Missouri History Museum.</a></p><p> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:32:19 +0000 Libby Franklin 872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New documentary sheds light on the story of Pruitt-Igoe