Old Homes Lose Out To New Development

After 100 years, progress marches on to bulldoze the suburban St. Louis neighborhood of Hadley Township.

Despite city officials' efforts to save the neighborhood, several developers' proposals for redevelopment finally turned the tide. For some, the modest houses of Hadley Township in the St.Louis suburb of Richmond Heights have been home for a generation or two. Founded in 1907 as a company town for a local brick manufacturer, it became one of the only communities where blacks "underperforming properties" that will soon be replaced by $190 million mixed-use project with stores, offices, upscale single-family homes, condominiums, and a hotel with a view of the St. Louis skyline.

Full Story: Richmond Heights neighborhood gives way to development


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