St. Louis, Missouri
For decades a large portion of North St. Louis has been in decline despite its close proximity to downtown St. Louis. The area was largely platted and developed during the 1800s. Today, while there are viable residences, businesses and infrastructure in the area, significant portions are vacant, and many of the remaining structures and existing infrastructure are showing their age.
To reverse this pattern of decline, a redevelopment plan encompassing approximately 1,500 acres has been approved by the City of St. Louis. Implementation of the NorthSide Redevelopment Plan represents a unique opportunity to revitalize and redevelop a large blighted area, as well as providing a model for creating a modern sustainable community for the 21st century, which will:
- incorporate a full range of mixed-use development designed to provide employment opportunities, a variety of housing types and price points, education and support services, and recreation/entertainment offerings;
- offer a variety of transportation choices;
- create an open space system that connects to the existing open space network, builds community and promotes good environmental stewardship practices; and
- offer a utility infrastructure that is anticipated to reduce costs, promote “green” buildings and development, reduce the carbon footprint of development, and foster self-sustaining energy sources.
When fully built out the mixed-use development is projected to include approximately 3,000 residential units, 2,250,000 square feet of retail space, and 4,700,000 square feet of office, service and warehouse space.