Michael Allen http://news.stlpublicradio.org en While Northside Waits, Clemens House Crumbles http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/while-northside-waits-clemens-house-crumbles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A huge redevelopment project on St. Louis’ north side has been in a holding pattern for years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lawsuit challenged the city’s authorization of millions of dollars in tax incentives for the 1,500-acre development </span>“Northside<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Regeneration.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Supreme Court could rule on the case as early as Tuesday.</span></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:39:53 +0000 Maria Altman 9557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org While Northside Waits, Clemens House Crumbles Starbucks Opens In 'Flying Saucer' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/starbucks-opens-flying-saucer <p>A new Starbucks opened Friday in a Midtown St. Louis building often called the 'flying saucer.'</p><p>The modern building faced an uncertain future last year when Del Taco closed and the developer Rick Yackey wanted to tear it down.</p><p>Preservationists and even some politicians fought for the saucer, and Yackey changed his mind, instead luring national tenants.</p><p>St. Louis architectural historian Michael Allen says it was a big save.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:55:51 +0000 Maria Altman 4777 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Starbucks Opens In 'Flying Saucer' 2011 more practice than preaching for St. Louis preservation enthusiasts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2011-more-practice-preaching-st-louis-preservation-enthusiasts <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-998050.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-998050.mp3</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2011 was an excellent year for historic preservation in the region, and here are some of the reasons why.</p> Sat, 24 Dec 2011 18:00:32 +0000 Michael Allen 2739 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2011 more practice than preaching for St. Louis preservation enthusiasts Historic Lewis Place neighborhood to receive $1M in storm aid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/historic-lewis-place-neighborhood-receive-1m-storm-aid <p>St. Louis is freeing up $1 million dollars to fund repairs to a historic north side neighborhood damaged in last year&rsquo;s New Years Eve tornado.</p><p>The storm damage in St. Louis was not enough to qualify for federal disaster aid.</p><p>City officials announced on Monday that uninsured property owners on Lewis Place could qualify for up to $30,000 for repairs.</p><p>The storm damaged roughly 150 buildings on Lewis Place, a site know for its lush green median and historic footnote in St. Louis&rsquo; Civil Rights struggle.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 22:48:04 +0000 Adam Allington 1465 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Historic Lewis Place neighborhood to receive $1M in storm aid