Richard Baron http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Envisioning Home: Film Details History Of Public Housing In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/envisioning-home-film-details-history-public-housing-st-louis <p>Jean King and Richard Baron first met in 1968, when the two joined forces to protest conditions and rent hikes in St. Louis public housing.</p><p>Together, they earned a reputation as “imaginative leaders” and community advocates, attracting the attention of author/filmmaker Daniel Blake Smith.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:57:12 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 6389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Envisioning Home: Film Details History Of Public Housing In St. Louis Arlington Grove Development Providing Much-Needed Housing In North City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arlington-grove-development-providing-much-needed-housing-north-city <p>A historic St. Louis School building has a new lease on life as a new development in north city’s 22<sup>nd</sup> Ward.</p><p>The Arlington School, designed by pioneering St. Louis Architect William Ittner was built in 1898.&nbsp; The school was closed in 1994 and fell into extreme disrepair.&nbsp; I filed a <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103329943">story for NPR</a> in 2009 about ten of Ittner's schools, including Arlington, which were facing uncertain futures.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:50:55 +0000 Adam Allington 5344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arlington Grove Development Providing Much-Needed Housing In North City 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 St. Louis developer interested in iconic Detroit school http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-developer-interested-iconic-detroit-school <p>Richard Baron, of McCormack Baron Salazar, wants to rehab the old Cass Technical High School in Detroit.</p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:11:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 312 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis developer interested in iconic Detroit school