2016 is here and 2015 was filled with city changing projects. 2015 also seen some other changes such as street changes. Some of the things are bad what happened in 2015, such as the crime rise. This in turn drove people out of the city. Why is 2016 important for Saint Louis? Why am I looking forward to it?
2016 could be definitive for the downtown region in particular. Downtown's restaurants and shops are returning and this is spreading to the inner streets. However to make Downtown great in 2016, we should see another Phase of Ballpark Village to be announced mid-year in June or July. 2016 is also a definitive year because it is a gamble to build a new stadium for the Rams that may leave the city and take the NFL with it. This year could also be the year the Chemical building is recalled to life.
I'm looking forward to this year because I believe that with the developments of 2015, the city's population will slowly grow. Most of the Condos or Apartments in CWE are getting occupied and some are fully occupied but we need people that will make a commitment to the city and that is what I think we will see in 2016.
Happy New Year Everyone!