Today, I visited the Tower at OPOP. It was a cool expirence. However, the tour guide said that I am welcome back anytime to take more and better photos and videos of the tower. Here I have pictures of the Tower from this foggy day and the view from the 24th Floor. The Penthouses have their own private elevator that goes from 24 to the 25th floor. Here are the pictures and full story is coming soon on Downtown Living.
North Saint Louis was once a very nice part of Saint Louis. It was formerly home to the Sportsman's Park and several other City Icons. Now it is one of Americas worst neighborhoods. Where did it go wrong? Discrimination problems between whites and blacks led to white people fleeing to city and out to the county which in turn led to the end of North Saint Louis and the Population Decline. Here is my plan to fix North Saint Louis in the best possible way. I want North Saint Louis to turn into Saint Louis Hills. If done right, it is possible. Here a 9 step plan to bring North Saint Louis Back. I believe this could
The last building to complete the Highland Develooment is on its way. The Encore at Forest Park will officially end the projects development. The building will be apartments and is being developed by the same people who built Cortona at Forest Park next door. The site was previously listed as a office parcel.
It took construction crews long enough but now the building appears to be rising at a very steady but slow pace. The building will be 12 floors tall and partially visible from the highway. It is right next door to the College of Pharmacy and the CWE Metro Station.
Central West End is way under development in all points of the compass. In the picture below, there are 4 cranes and 2 Foundation equipments in Central West End.
The Cardinals need to cut the tie with the Cordish Company. Cordish Company has been sitting on the money the Cardinals gave them to build a amazing district in Downtown Saint Louis. All we got was a huge parking lot and one building. How is that supposed to be any good for the city of Saint Louis? It is not. In fact, it makes our downtown look even more dead because from all the sky, you see a huge parking lot right in the middle of Downtown. It does not make our city look innovative. That is why the Cardinals need to cut ties from the Cordish Company because the Cordish don't give a care about the way Saint Louis looks. Instead, sell the Lots to other developers and put a design law into effect for the district. This could get the village growing faster than what was imaginable.
It is sad to look at how Ballpark Village de-evolutionized into a very small project. What I don't understand is that they built Phase 1 of Ballpark Village for $100 Million. How is that possible when in Clayton huge buildings are rising for less then $80 Million. Something went wrong here. Below are images of Ballpark Villages De-Evolution. I personally like the 9th Image, it would have looked better in the city.
In Downtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue, a huge development on 50 City Blocks is rising. It is huge. Let me say in short that it is Ballpark Village and Busch Stadium times 10. The area known as District Detroit is a new entertainment district being fully funded by The Detroit Red Wings Owners. The development includes a new stadium. Why is this featured on this site? Detroit is bankrupt and worse in crime then we are but they are growing. Their city is growing. If Detroit can do this project we can to. This just shows how Every city in America is out pacing us in development but we can do the same. We could even make something even better than this. We can do it but we just need the people to get it done.
However in Saint Louis, Ballpark Village phase 1 is all we got done and I can ensure everyone that Phase 2 will not break ground by 2020. We need Ballpark Village to rise to draw people into the city at night and on the weekends.
This has been under development for a while. It is a organization I have started to help recreate Downtown Saint Louis. Is it grows enough, hopefully ideas can be turned into reality. It is complete with a Board and Leadership. It has launched.
Must I say anymore? Let me just say something. It will be residential and be built next door to the Brown Shoe Company headquarters building. Clayton has a lot of new developments like the city, however, they are taking our valuable offices away.
However, Visions will still be featured in stories on the site in detail as always but on Thanksgiving, Visions will return and better than ever before. Hope people join it when released.