Over the course of a year beginning in June 2008, a 'mysterious holding company' named Urban Assets bought 240 parcels across a five-mile swath of the north side of St. Louis. Since then, it's just let them decay.
Aug 28, 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Senior citizen apartment complexes, a gas station, and 17 emergency communication towers are among the latest targets of staunch neighborhood opposition in the St. Louis area. What is the line between reasonable objections and "BANANAS" opposition?
Aug 4, 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As the back-to-the-city movement takes hold, cities are turning old industrial buildings into distinctive spaces prized as offices and lofts. St. Louis is trying to figure out how to preserve their legacy assets from crumbling as they await new life.
Jul 12, 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
With great fanfare, St. Louis put out an RFP last year to study the conversion of a portion of the elevated I-70 highway separating downtown St. Louis from its historic riverfront into a boulevard. That study has been scrapped for vague reasons.
Jun 26, 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
An investigative series by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch exposes the obstacles to preventing pedestrian railroad accidents - now the leading cause of death on the rails. Authorities are unable to tackle the problem and railroads are unwilling.
Dec 24, 2012 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Once a national hub of passenger rail service, St. Louis's majestic Union Station hasn't seen a train in five years. The impending sale of the station may provide the opportunity to bring a historic use back to one of the country's grand relics.
Oct 11, 2012 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis is moving towards protecting its mid-century architectural treasures. Some see the buildings as impediments to economic development.
Jan 19, 2012 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Plans to revive a decades-dead streetcar loop in St. Louis are gathering steam.
Jun 18, 2011 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Officials in St. Louis are looking to update the county's zoning codes to allow denser housing, and a greater mix of land uses.
Jan 9, 2011 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A half-cent sales tax increase to fund transit passed handily yesterday in St. Louis County, Missouri.
Apr 7, 2010 St. Louis Post-Dispatch