Bohemian Hill South St. Louis

Bohemian Hill Plans Starting a Great Debate

by Michael R. Allen

I have little to add to the debate on the Bohemian Hill project, which has gotten off to a fiery start. I am especially encouraged at the number of young people taking a serious interest in shaping the outcome of the project. If only we can become a city worth their sustained commitment, energy and passion…

Built St. Louis’ Bohemian Hill page is probably the best starting point for the issue. The second stop would be the embedded information in a recent post by Toby Weiss on Built Environment in Layman’s Terms. Then immerse yourself in the discussion thread at Urban St. Louis.

Until a real site plan surfaces, and the eminent domain threat is addressed, the debate will be in somewhat of a holding pattern for hard facts. That’s not stopping the critics, though — a good thing. I expect a lengthy and passionate process that will make this one of the year’s biggest development issues. (In other words, the issue “Blairmont” could be if the masses truly cared about the northside.)