Category Archives: Northside Regeneration

No Deadline for Building Stabilization in Northside Bill

Tomorrow the Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee of the Board of Aldermen will consider Board Bills 199 and 200, which pertain to Paul J. McKee Jr.’s Northside Regeneration project’s tax increment financing request. The committee meeting starts at 10:00 … Continue reading

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The Sisyphean Footsteps of Northside Regeneration

by Michael R. Allen Recently I read a newspaper article about a major urban development project that included these two sentences: “He received hundreds of millions of dollars in public cash and incentives. But after a long public review process, … Continue reading

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Questions for Northside Regeneration

by Michael R. Allen The Missouri Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling issued yesterday affirming the Northside Regeneration redevelopment ordinances means “we’re open for business,” in the words of company leader Paul J. McKee, Jr. Of course since Circuit Court Judge Robert … Continue reading

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The Cost of Northside Regeneration

In my latest St. Louis Public Radio commentary, “The Cost of Northside Regeneration”, I contrast the slow development of the St. Louis Place neighborhood after John O’Fallon and others filed the Union Addition plat in 1850 with the lumbering, subsidized … Continue reading

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Video: Winter at Pruitt-Igoe

This video documents a site visit on January 6, 2013. What a beautiful day for a walk in the forest!

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Eminent Domain, Northside Regeneration and the St. Louis American

by Michael R. Allen The most recent edition of the St. Louis American‘s lively Political Eye editorial column deals with the Missouri Supreme Court consideration of the Northside Regeneration redevelopment agreement and tax increment financing bills, invalidated by Circuit Court … Continue reading

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“The Viability of St. Louis as an Urban Place”: Karrie Jacobs on Pruitt-Igoe and Northside Regeneration

In her Metropolis column this month, under the title of “Saint Louis Blues”, Karrie Jacobs reflects on her fall visit to St. Louis (she was keynote speaker at the FORM Contemporary Design Show). The column takes on both the Northside … Continue reading

Posted in Abandonment, North St. Louis, Northside Regeneration, Pruitt Igoe | 5 Comments

The Winkelman House on St. Louis Avenue: A Popular Emblem, Fading Away

by Michael R. Allen [Previous coverage: The Precarious Condition of Two Beautiful Houses on St. Louis Avenue, August 12, 2009] The front elevation of the Bernhardt Winkelman House at 1936 St. Louis Avenue has become a quiet cultural icon for … Continue reading

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Does the Vess Bottle Belong in the Bottle District?

by Michael R. Allen Now that the “Bottle District” — that mass of spread gravel north of our football stadium — is poised to become part of the Northside Regeneration project, perhaps it is time to evaluate the fate of … Continue reading

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As Long As Someone Wants to Live in It

by Michael R. Allen In The Power of Place, Dolores Hayden champions the study and preservation of common urban vernacular housing as the best way to record the lives of most Americans. “Most can be learned from urban building types … Continue reading

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