Category Archives: Rightsizing

Buildings Are Assets, Even in Grand Center

by Michael R. Allen On October 17, Grand Center, Inc. applied for a demolition permit for the curious hybrid building at 3808 Olive Street. Today, crews were “doing taps” — removing the connections between the building and the city’s water … Continue reading

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What Does “Right Size” Mean for Historic Preservation?

by Michael R. Allen Last week I participated in two gatherings held consecutively in St. Louis’ kindred city, Philadelphia: the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference, hosted by the Center for Community Progress, and the Right Size, Right Place Forum hosted by … Continue reading

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