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Where St. Louis night owls flock?

Where St. Louis night owls flock?

They just don’t make warehouses like they used to. Once draped in garments, this famous St. Louis street made the Chicago-style of architecture completely its own when it reinvented itself starting in the 1990s. Many of the early real estate developers’ lofty goals have come to pass. Can you name this street where fashionable garments […]

South Grand streetscape construction

Construction is finally about to begin on the new streetscape along South Grand between Arsenal and McDonald. Affecting the area officially dubbed Grand South Grand, this new street configuration has been in the planning stages for a number of years, but will soon be a convenient reality of residents of nearby neighborhoods such as Tower […]

Streetscape project on Cherokee finally underway

The long planned streetscape project on Cherokee Street, between Jefferson and Nebraska, is finally underway in South St. Louis. It  began in  jarring fashion to those unprepared. All the trees were cut down. There was a hodgepodge of species, and many of the trees had not been well maintained, but it sure makes the street […]

South Grand bollard art

With the success of the 3-lane configuration test on South Grand, the powers that be decided to leave the bollards and concrete dividers creating the effect in place. The idea was that it would help people get used to the new layout, which is looming. The only problem is that those chunks of concrete are […]

South Grand streetscape test

I haven’t posted anything about the proposed changes to the streetscape on South Grand since early last year as these projects tend to drag on forever. Thankfully, it looks like things are finally coming together.  In fact, the 3- lane proposal (my personal favorite) is actually being tested right now.

Morganford banners

I was driving along the Morganford Commercial District last week in the TOwer Grove South Neighborhood and I noticed these banners on all the streetlights along the street. I don’t know if they have been up for a while and I just noticed them or if they are new, but they add something to the […]

South Grand update

It took a little long than expected, but I finally got my hands on original copies of the pictures and proposals for the South Grand Great Streets Initiative proposal. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check last week’s post regarding the planned streetscape improvements for this prominent South St. Louis commercial corridor. You […]

South Grand streetscape

This past Monday (March 31, 2008) I attended a public meeting showcasing the proposed designs for streetscape improvements along South Grand between Arsenal and McDonald. Being touted as an “example project” of East-West Gateway’s new “St. Louis Great Streets Initiative”, the project would take significant steps to beautify the area, slow down traffic and make […]