The new entry into downtown St. Louis, through the newly configured Tucker Boulevard from the Stan Musial Veterans’ Bridge, could be a great opportunity to spread urban development northward from downtown. St. Louis is hamstrung by having interstates, dead zones and housing projects ringing its downtown like a noose, and unlike other major cities where you can walk from stable residential neighborhoods straight into downtown, such a “luxury” is currently impossible in St. Louis.
On the vacant land near the bridge, autocentric, and just frankly ugly, development is going up. Take this strip mall for example; how does this fit in with the rejuvenation of the Northside? And why does it even have a fence around it???
Oops, I guess they’re not going to get done with this piece of crap. Seriously, this is the way they build machine sheds out in the country. Where are we?