The Loop http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Washington University plans $80 million Loop project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-university-plans-80-million-loop-project <p>The already booming University City Loop is about to get a big infusion of money - an $80 million project by nearby Washington University.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/wzDOee">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> the plan calls for development of stores in a four- to six-story building, along with apartments for about 550 students. Design work will begin soon and construction could start as early as next January.</p><p>The housing units could be occupied starting in August 2014.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:28:00 +0000 The Associated Press 3152 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington University plans $80 million Loop project Joe Edwards steps down but stays busy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joe-edwards-steps-down-stays-busy <p>Late last week, Joe Edwards announced that he&rsquo;s stepping down as the Chairman of the <a href="http://visittheloop.com/">Loop Special Business District</a> after 30 years leading the board.&nbsp; He stopped by <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4440"><em>St. Louis on the Air </em>today </a>to chat about his decision and what&rsquo;s next for the six-block district along Delmar that&rsquo;s been designated &ldquo;One of the 10 Great Streets in America&rdquo; by the <a href="http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/streets/2007/">American Planning Association.</a></p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 23:33:11 +0000 Libby Franklin 683 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joe Edwards steps down but stays busy Loop Trolley making progress toward 2012 opening http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-making-progress-toward-2012-opening <p>The <a href="http://www.looptrolley.org/index.html">Delmar Loop Trolley</a> is making steady progress toward a goal of opening sometime in 2012.</p><p>The project would span more than 2 miles and connect <a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/">Forest Park</a> to the <a href="http://visittheloop.com/">Delmar Loop</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.blueberryhill.com/about/joe/">Joe Edwards</a>, the man behind almost every project on the Delmar Loop, says the trolley should clear its environmental impact study next month.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:58:39 +0000 Adam Allington 302 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley making progress toward 2012 opening