Friday, May 12, 2006

Southside Getting in the Game



While much deserved attention is being paid to the amazing progress happening in downtown St. Louis, watch for more and more good news to start coming out of the Dutchtown area of South City.

The historic commercial corridors of South Grand, Cherokee, Meramec and Virginia are places to watch.

The historic Virginia Mansion, once slated for demolition, has a condo conversion plan. Cherokee is turning into a burgeoning new arts district. And the state's largest histoic district is attracting developers.

Urban scale infill projects are happening through community-based initiatives. And its all happening in a historic, affordable, diverse city neighborhood.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

South St. Louis neighborhoods -- and neighborhoods in north St. Louis -- have always been in the game. Quite a lot has been happening over the past few years, including an explosion in requests for building permits to rehab homes and build new ones.

The trouble is that the daily newspaper's headquarters happens to be downtown -- and the writers don't pass through many city neighborhoods on their way in from Webster Groves.

We know, though . . .

urban Review said...

I hear it took some folks "outside" the political circles and neighborhood group to save the Virginia Mansion from the wrecking ball. Let's see, who was that...