Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Thanks to Time Magazine, for being able to see Downtown St. Louis and the many tremendous improvements as reason for inclusion as one of the Worlds Greatest 100 Places!
While I'm still anxious to see the traffic control barricades taken out of downtown, I still get excited about the changes we've enjoyed in downtown St. Louis.
It took an outsider to help me see the beauty in our urban core too. I remember sitting in an office and meeting someone who moved to St. Louis from Florida. I remember thinking, "why would someone do THAT?". Typical suburbanite. I'm glad I asked, because they had an answer, and it wasn't the standard. Many times the answer is, "I met a girl from here... or my job moved me here. Just the fact that she had an answer should have impressed me, because she knew more about my own city than I did. It wasn't until that experience that I believed someone would want to live in the city. It just hadn't occurred to me.
I'm excited about the things the folks at Time mentioned and more. The website, St. Louis is a World-Class City has more to say. The Time article mentioned Brickline Greenway, which is still mostly in the works, but the work being done to expand trails in and around St. Louis is one of the most exciting things. Interestingly thought, when I talk to many St. Louisan's, they aren't aware of the plans in the works to create trails from Downtown to Forest Park, and Forest Park to River des Peres, Clayton, U-City, Creve Coeur and even St. Charles County. These are plans that have been going since 2000, and momentum has been increasing every year.
The past year has been a seller's market in many areas of St. Louis real estate, which I'm beginning to like because its in seller's markets when the boundaries of "the good areas" get pushed outward; developers and buyer's start investing in areas that they wouldn't take on during more buyer-friendly markets. Downtown's largest resurgence; from 2001-2008, took place in a seller's market, and residential redevelopment was the primary cause. Currently downtown remains one of the few areas that isn't as much of a seller's market, but that won't be the case for long. With all the great things being done in and around downtown, even St. Louisan's will find out.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
As you walk in the door, Terra Cotta Lofts #905 has a view of the downtown skyline that's unbelievable! This 2 bedroom 2 bath loft has a great layout with two large bedrooms, a huge master bath, and a spacious walk in closet off the 2nd bedroom.
Located at 15th and Locust, the Terra Cotta is a short walk to Washington Avenue, City Museum, cafe's, clubs and entertainment, parks and even the new Soccer Complex! The building has an amazing rooftop deck with views to the North, South and East, plus a new club room on the 2nd floor!
This Downtown loft is priced to sell at $179,900!
Friday, April 16, 2021
With the sale and consideration of what to do with the largest undeveloped properties downtown, I have to admit that I don't know. I think about large scale entertainment, like City Museum, the Foundry or Ballpark Village. I think about housing, I think of business. In every sector, the current need has already been met. What new plan can be developed to use such a large property?