South St. Louis Urbanism

Pyramid’s Scheme Protested

by Michael R. Allen

About 40 people showed up today at 12:30 p.m. for a protest against the relocation of the McDonald’s franchise on South Grand to fulfill a bizarre development plan concocted by The Pyramid Companies that involves their need to use state affordable housing tax credits and their push to “complete” the Keystone Place project that they started ten years ago. The unpopular plan manages to retain the support of Alderwoman Jennifer Florida (D-15th) despite the lack of measurable support for the plan among her constituents.