What happens when an industrial site implodes in a city's poshest neighborhood, sending fiery flotsam into the helpless 'hood?
They kick it out of their neighborhood entirely! Sorry, Praxair (well, and a couple city jobs, but that's all right...).
Then, Lafayette Square laid out a plan to determine the type of development they wanted for their neighborhood--one which accounted for the land freed up by Praxair's departure.
You may view it HERE.
And I would recommend it.
1. Extending (re-extending?) LaSalle Street through the former Praxair site and turning it into a secondary business district for the neighborhood.
2. Bring two to four story mixed use buildings to face Chouteau.
3. A specific reference that big box development and suburban style apartments are not allowed.
4. That the pedestrian should come first!
There's a lot more to it...but just those four are amazing!
Please check it out to see a real, urban neighborhood plan.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Dotage St. Louis -- Blogging the St. Louis Built Environment Since 2008
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