development

Looking For Success
11:38 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Reflection: St. Louis Needs To Unravel The Lessons Of Pruitt-Igoe

The last streetlight in Pruitt-Igoe.
Credit pruittigoenow.org

Going into the inner city and taking a hike through the abandoned Pruitt-Igoe public housing site could be regarded as a lark, but once the hike is finished, a visitor realizes it is considerably more than that. Pruitt-Igoe is forbidden fruit, but going in is all the more delicious because one is not supposed to be there. Plus, from the outside it looks dangerous, and that quality makes adventure even more appealing. Beyond those easily transgressed wires stretched across old, worn down streets, there is a place of rare beauty and of serenity.

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Features
6:39 am
Mon February 25, 2013

While Northside Waits, Clemens House Crumbles

The Clemens House was built by Mark Twain’s uncle James Clemens and completed in 1860. Developer Paul McKee bought the property in 2005.
(Maria Altman/St. Louis Public Radio)

A huge redevelopment project on St. Louis’ north side has been in a holding pattern for years.

A lawsuit challenged the city’s authorization of millions of dollars in tax incentives for the 1,500-acre development “Northside Regeneration.”

The Missouri Supreme Court could rule on the case as early as Tuesday.

But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports, the years of waiting for work to begin have left questions about whether developer Paul McKee can really pull off his expansive plan.

The Mark Twain Connection

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Urban Development
8:03 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Grand Opening Brings 120 New Apartments To St. Louis' 18th Ward

Some of the 120 new, mixed-income units now available in St. Louis' 18th Ward at North Sarah Apartments.
Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio

120 mixed-income apartments are now available to residents of St. Louis’18th Ward, just north of the old Gaslight Square.

The project, called "North Sarah Apartments," is a LEED-certified green community, with garden style and townhouse apartments.

18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy said the project was envisioned by residents over 10 years ago.

Central to their idea, Kennedy says, was the restoration of a commercial district on North Sarah Street.

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North St. Louis - riverfront development
5:00 am
Mon August 22, 2011

Public meeting to discuss north St. Louis riverfront development

Map of the North Riverfront Business Corridor. Exhibit 1, locater map, from the St. Louis Development Corporation's (SLDC) “Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Consultants for the Port/North Riverfront Land-Use Study."
(SLDC RFQ, July 9, 2010)

The St. Louis Development Corporation is holding a public meeting on Tuesday afternoon to discuss plans to develop the north St. Louis riverfront.

The engineering firm HNTB has been studying the 3,000-acre area for the city, to figure out what’s needed to turn it into a freight transportation hub. The city also wants to attract new businesses and jobs.

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TIF report
4:50 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

TIF report finds little regional benefit

A screen capture of a graphic representing the different regions of encompassed in the work of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. (East-West Gateway Council of Governments website)

Are public incentives likes TIFs and TDDs worth it? An updated report by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments says probably not.

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