Cupples Station http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Koster sues to recover tax credits awarded to Cupples 9 project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-sues-recover-tax-credits-awarded-cupples-9-project <p>Attorney General Chris Koster has sued a <a href="http://www.blueurban.com/about.cfm">well-known St. Louis developer</a> and his former business partner in an effort to recover tax credits that Koster says were fraudulently obtained.</p><p>In the suit filed today in Cole County, Koster alleges that in 2010 and 2011, the state Department of Economic Development awarded developers Kevin McGowan and Nathaniel Walsh nearly $2.4 million in brownfield credits to clean up lead paint at the Cupples&nbsp;9 building in downtown St. Louis.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:58:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4538 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster sues to recover tax credits awarded to Cupples 9 project Court denies Cupples 7 demolition http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-denies-cupples-7-demolition <p>The owners of a crumbling warehouse building in downtown St. Louis are out of legal options at the state level.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:33:05 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4081 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court denies Cupples 7 demolition Demolition permit denied for Cupples 7 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/demolition-permit-denied-cupples-7 <p>The city&#39;s Preservation Board voted nearly unanimously Monday night to deny a demolition permit to the owner of a crumbling warehouse in the <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/85003615.pdf">Cupples Station historic district</a> near Busch Stadium.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 03:03:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2560 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Demolition permit denied for Cupples 7 Owner asks for permission to demolish Cupples 7 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/owner-asks-permission-demolish-cupples-7 <p>Saying he has no choice, the owner of a crumbling building in the Cupples Station warehouse complex has applied for a permit to demolish the building.</p><p>Developer Kevin McGowan, who owns the building at 1014 Spruce St. known as Cupples 7, <a href="http://stlcin.missouri.org/citydata/newdesign/prmts.cfm?handle=10434000041&amp;Parcel9=43400041">filed his application</a> on Nov. 9th.&nbsp; Streets around the building have been <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crumbling-building-leads-downtown-street-closures">blocked off since late September</a> due to safety concerns.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:50:06 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2467 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Owner asks for permission to demolish Cupples 7 Crumbling building leads to downtown street closures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crumbling-building-leads-downtown-street-closures <p><em>Updated with comments from the city, preservationists.</em></p><p>Pedestrian and car traffic will be <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201107452317507867299.0004ad6027fe5540f7e5c&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=38.623455,-90.197955&amp;spn=0.0023,0.003444">restricted at Spruce and 11th streets</a> in downtown St. Louis indefinitely because the historic Cupples 7 building&nbsp; has become structurally unsound.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:35:09 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2086 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Crumbling building leads to downtown street closures