A new proposal is bringing up debates among neighbors in the evolving neighborhood in South St. Louis. Dogtown is one of those neighborhoods that loves to keep their historic charm of the time of Irish Immigration of St. Louis, but the ever increasing number of Young Home owners in the neighborhood is embracing the new construction going on and want some of that in their neighborhood. Their wish may come true soon.
A 5 Floor, 100 Unit Apartment Project Proposed at 6300 Clayton Avenue will replace a vacant lot left by a now demolished lumber yard. There was once a proposal for this lot a few years ago but neighborhood opposition cancelled the project, but this time, there is more support since some kinks have been worked out and a better designed building has been submitted.
During a neighborhood meeting regarding the project, a vote was taken that gave Developers hope to get this project rolling sooner rather than later. The vote was in the projects favor. The debate that is being started however is the amount of traffic it will bring to the area. There will be a underground garage to accommodate the project but some residents are concerned that the project will make their neighborhood unbearably crowded during busy times and overly crowded during normal times.
This argument killed the original proposal but will probably not be successful this time around. This building is similar in design and height of the Encore at Forest Park Project down the road in the Highlands Development which is expected to open mid next year.