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Two bridges cross the Mississippi Rivera midst thick vegetation and few other signs of human intervention.

$323 Million Waterfront Project Cruising Along in St. Louis

Lighthouse Point, a $323 million marina and waterfront development proposed for the banks of the Mississippi River, has already been granted a special district, tax abatements, and sales tax exemptions.

November 23, 2022 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An intersection is adorned with paint depicting the Italian flag in St. Louis.

St. Louis Had Enough of the Federal Government’s Crosswalk Paint Policy

St. Louis is not the only city to decide that the Federal Highway Administration’s policies against brightly painted crosswalks. The evidence is on the side of the resistance.

September 6, 2022 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rendering of slip lane with corner island

The Trouble With Slip Lanes

Right-turn lanes can make traffic flow more smoothly, but make roadway conditions more dangerous for pedestrians and other road users on non-motorized vehicles.

April 11, 2022 - Next STL

Saint Louis gateway arch and Kiener Park

Free Electric Shuttles Launch in St. Louis

On-demand electric shuttles bring a new transit option to downtown St. Louis.

April 6, 2022 - St. Louis Public Radio

Delmar Loop

The Uncertain Future of the St. Louis Loop Trolley

St. Louis faces losing federal funds if the Loop Trolley remains defunct. But is the 2.2-mile line worth it?

January 5, 2022 - nextSTL

An Amtrak passenger train is shown on a spring day, rolling through a rural area in Missouri.

Amtrak Hits New Top Speeds Between St. Louis and Chicago

A project that won funding from federal stimulus programs during the Obama administration is finally paying off on the Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis.

December 24, 2021 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

4 abandoned homes in St. Louis's Greater Ville neighborhood

St. Louis Could Fine Developers For Multi-Family Conversions

The city is considering implementing a fee for developers who reduce the number of units in a rehabbed building in a bid to discourage the loss of housing.

November 22, 2021 - St. Louis Public Radio

A woman in a mask shops at Trader Joe's.

Los Angeles County First to Recommend Resumption of Indoor Masking

Due to the emergence of the more transmissible Delta variant, Los Angeles County's masking guidance goes beyond what the CDC and the state health department recommend for those who are fully vaccinated. St. Louis has joined them.

July 6, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Potted Plants

Tiny Homes Village Planned in St. Louis

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson hopes to use CARES Act funding to 50 new homes for homeless living in the city.

November 18, 2020 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Michigan Central Deport

Economic Recovery in Legacy Cities

Americans living in legacy cities face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local, state, and federal support strategies could aid these cities in recouping losses.

August 19, 2020 - Brookings

Delmar Loop

Defunct Hospital to Transform Into a Home for Neighborhood Investment in St. Louis

A truly ambitious, and thoroughly innovative development, project in St. Louis will adapt a former hospital facility to house numerous nonprofit and neighborhood investment organizations.

August 5, 2020 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Saint Louis gateway arch and Kiener Park

St. Louis Plans to Become a Global Hub of Geospatial Tech

St. Louis stakeholders hope to build on the momentum provided by the arrival of the new western headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

June 25, 2020 - St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri

Road Projects Face COVID-Induced Delays in Missouri

Missouri is taking stock of its construction program as gas taxes and sales taxes plummet.

April 7, 2020 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Space X

Hyperloop Now a Legal Public-Private Partnership Opportunity in Missouri

Missouri lawmakers removed a barrier to the creation of a Hyperloop test facility in St. Louis.

February 25, 2020 - St. Louis Business Journal

Mississippi River Missouri

Leaving Flood-Prone Area Free of Development Would Save Billions, Study Says

It makes more fiscal sense to buy flood-prone land and conserve it than to cover the costs of the damages to developments, according to researchers from the University of Bristol and other institutions.

December 15, 2019 - St. Louis Public Radio

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle

St. Louis Residents Choosing Golf Carts Instead of Cars

Residents of the neighborhood of Soulard started a trend at the beginning of the decade that has changed the face of the neighborhood, and started to catch on in other parts of the city of St. Louis as well.

October 30, 2019 - St. Louis Public Radio

Saint Louis gateway arch and Kiener Park

A Call for Youth Involvement in Planning the Future

Planning for the future should involve people who are going to live the future.

October 15, 2019 - St. Louis Riverfront Times

Delmar Loop

Loop Trolley on the Ropes in St. Louis

Extremely poor ridership might be dooming the St. Louis Loop Trolley less than a year after it opened to the public.

October 14, 2019 - St. Louis Riverfront Times

Springfield, Illinois

Higher Speeds from St. Louis to Chicago Delayed Again for Amtrak

Long awaited improvements on the Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis are being delayed again, this time because of trouble installing positive train control (PTC).

September 11, 2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis, Missouri

University Redevelopment Plan Includes For-Sale Housing

St. Louis University is helping stabilize the neighborhood located near its medical campus—instead of expanding the campus into property it owns around the campus, it is building houses to sell.

September 9, 2019 - St. Louis Public Radio

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