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One Less Urban Building on South Jefferson

Driving home recently I spotted the demolition of the storefront building on the NW corner of Jefferson & Ann (map), I stopped to snap a picture and went on. ? It’s just another old vacant building, what’s the problem? The problem I have is we have absolutely nothing in place...
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The Future of a Tiny Vacant Lot on Cherokee Street

United States / St. Louis : Urban Review STL (5 years ago)

For decades a handsome 3-story building stood over the SE corner of Cherokee & Texas (map).  The building served as home to the Empire Sandwich Shop. By 2005 the Empire was closed.  The building’s owners, unable to sell the property... Read Post

Solving that vacant building problem

United States / St. Louis : STL Rising (4 years ago)

There's a saying in some old neighborhoods "a vacant building never hurt anyone, it's the occupied ones that you have to watch out for!" It's true that a building can't do much by itself. Unfortunately, vacant buildings do cause pro... Read Post

Reurbanizing Jefferson & Lafayette Pt 3: Getting Started

United States / St. Louis : Urban Review STL (2 years ago)

Yesterday I posted about the design problems at the vacant Foodland grocery store and adjacent parcels on the NW corner of Jefferson & Lafayette. The problems are numerous, but most boil down to a lack of planning for the circulatio... Read Post


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