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Vaccinations in St. Louis County all but Nonexistent

With nearly 1,600 deaths in St. Louis County from COVID-19 to date, and over 78,000 cumulative COVID positive cases, a vaccine couldn’t come sooner. While restrictions and mask mandates were proven to reduce infections according to a SLU study released last November, the virus is now spreading relentlessly through community transmission. While social-distancing and mask-wearingContinue reading “Vaccinations in St. Louis County all but Nonexistent”

Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood Association to Host Ward 17 Aldermanic Candidate Forum

Following the surprise announcement that Alderman Joe Roddy would resign from his long-held seat, multiple candidates are running to replace Roddy in the rapidly densifying and developing Ward. Roddy, who has served for more than 30 years, is the longest-serving member of the Board and has worked with civic and business leaders alike on majorContinue reading “Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood Association to Host Ward 17 Aldermanic Candidate Forum”

The Failed Promise of the St. Louis Riverfront – and How We May Yet Achieve It

San Antonio, New Orleans, New Jersey, Baltimore – each city has found creative, bold ways to take advantage of their waterfronts. With special pedestrian walkways and commercial experiences, these cities were able to capitalize on their greatest geographical assets with productive, attractive, and impressive corridors. For residents and tourists alike, these places are landmarks thatContinue reading “The Failed Promise of the St. Louis Riverfront – and How We May Yet Achieve It”

2020 In Review | St. Louis Development Skyrockets & Our Top 10

It might come as a surprise that in 2020, a year that has been defined by a global pandemic, deeply negative and often anti-democratic politics, and unprecedented and unequal economic hardship, that St. Louis has been host to an absurdly productive and healthy year of economic development. As December comes to a close, there isContinue reading “2020 In Review | St. Louis Development Skyrockets & Our Top 10”

Drury to Sell FPSE Holdings after long “Demolition by Neglect” Strategy

One of our first articles here at Missouri Metro covered the remarkably long-term and damaging strategy of Drury Hotels in the Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood. Conducting a de-facto “Demolition by Neglect” strategy, Drury allowed their nearly 30 properties in the neighborhood to decline despite consistent and strong community pushback. After nearly two decades, Drury hasContinue reading “Drury to Sell FPSE Holdings after long “Demolition by Neglect” Strategy”

How one STL Non-Profit is Rebuilding the Urban Fabric of Dutchtown one Rehab at a Time: A Glimpse at the St. Joseph Housing Initiative

Often in St. Louis, we lose sight of projects that don’t bring hundreds of luxurious units to a booming Central Corridor, repairing the city fabric that St. Louis chose to bulldoze in the 20th century. We see incredible, dense apartments proposed in The Grove, Downtown, and the Central West End, remarking that they surely areContinue reading “How one STL Non-Profit is Rebuilding the Urban Fabric of Dutchtown one Rehab at a Time: A Glimpse at the St. Joseph Housing Initiative”

Hue@Chroma Opening Soon in The Grove: A Review of Community Impact, Gentrification, and Urban Density

Only 2 and a half years after Green Street and the Koman Group opened Chroma and its chic 235 residential units to the public, Chroma’s sister property Hue is nearly complete with an additional 111 modern apartments. Together, their combined 346 luxury apartments and 18,000 sq. feet of ground-floor retail will significantly densify and urbanizeContinue reading “Hue@Chroma Opening Soon in The Grove: A Review of Community Impact, Gentrification, and Urban Density”

Bridging the Delmar Divide? Development at Euclid and Delmar Brings Big Promises

As the Central West End has seen historic levels of investment with tens of millions of dollars of renovations and new construction over the last few years, neighboring communities like Skinker-DeBaliviere, Midtown, and The Grove have experienced significant ancillary growth. St. Louis neighborhoods that traditionally make up what is known as the region’s “Central Corridor”Continue reading “Bridging the Delmar Divide? Development at Euclid and Delmar Brings Big Promises”

Cross Grand and the Small Business Revitalization of Dutchtown

Chip and Tasha Smith are here to stay. “I can see the future”, said Chip, as he gazed in wonder at his extravagantly remodeled storefront in the heart of Downtown Dutchtown on Meramec Ave. Living just steps from their store, Chip and Tasha could not be more bullish on their neighborhood. Chip, a photographer andContinue reading “Cross Grand and the Small Business Revitalization of Dutchtown”

Centene and Unfulfilled Promises: Potential turned to Vacant Lots, Cancelled Plans, and Threats toward St. Louis

Chapter 1 – The Promise & Potential When Centene announced the expansion of its Clayton headquarters, the proposal revealed one of the largest economic developments in terms of dollars and scope seen in decades for the St. Louis County business hub. Planning a series of “subdivisions” including several new glass-clad towers, residential, retail, and evenContinue reading “Centene and Unfulfilled Promises: Potential turned to Vacant Lots, Cancelled Plans, and Threats toward St. Louis”

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