Friday, February 1, 2013
The $80 million project will create new living and retail space.
Washington University in St. Louis this week obtained final approval for the school’s $80 million student apartment and retail project in the Delmar Loop in University City and the city of St. Louis. The roughly 14-month construction phase is expected to begin next week as the project moves from plan to action. The venture is a strategic investment in the Loop and the surrounding communities through which the university aims to provide a model of sustainable urban living. See our previous story: Wash U Plans $80 Million Investment in Retail, Apartments Near Delmar Loop “This is an incredible opportunity for all of us at Washington University, in particular our students. It gives us the chance to contribute in a positive way to the broader…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The agreement cuts the airline's flight space in half. Rejection of the agreements could have jeopardized American Airlines service at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and American Airlines, Inc. have reached a tentative agreement that will settle American’s financial and operational obligations at the Airport. American’s parent company, AMR Corporation, is currently dealing with Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and the agreement has to be fully approved. The City of St. Louis, which owns and operates the Airport, pursued a negotiated settlement, which includes modifying leases with American Airlines, to avoid a rejection of all existing agreements with the city. Rejection of all agreements could have jeopardized American Airlines service at the Airport and left a lot of upset travelers. “This is an agreement that, once approved, settles American’s account receivable to the …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Mayor Shelley Welsch's latest blog post.
As I hope you know, there is a public meeting on the Loop trolley project scheduled for Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the University City Public Library. This meeting was scheduled to give residents another opportunity to ask questions about and get details on the Loop trolley project. I will be running the meeting. Representatives of the Loop Trolley Company and the East-West Gateway Council of Governments will be on hand to discuss the project. Doug R. Campion, of the Campion Group, LLC, the project manager, will also be on hand. Mr. Campion, who formerly worked with the Federal Transit Administration, recently arrived on this project and will be the person in charge of overseeing the construction of the project if and when it moves…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Residents on the St. Louis City side of the trolley tracks feel left out of the process.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal's column.
Over the weekend, I helped residents and volunteers during Kinloch’s city-wide cleanup. The city is the oldest African-American community in the state of Missouri and was once home to a vibrant and flourishing black community. However, the city of Kinloch has been neglected for decades and has lost more than 75 percent of its population over the years. The city has very few resources and relies heavily on the work of residents and volunteers working to rehabilitate the area. Congressman Russ Carnahan also volunteered, and I was delighted to see him spend some time with residents in my district. Area businesses, religious leaders and several St. Louis County residents from multiple municipalities attended the cleanup as volunteers on …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
University City's city council members want to know what the city plans to do to keep the Loop safe.
At the first city council meeting since the March 31 mob and shooting incidents in the Delmar Loop, council members asked for the city's plan to keep Loop patrons safe. "We have a super overworked police force," said Ward 3 Councilman Byron Price. "We cannot say this is an anomoly — this has happened before and it will happen again." Price asked that Police Chief Charles Adams explain the University City Police's strategy for the Loop to the city council Price said he was on Delmar that night, picking up a pizza at Pi. "Most of them didn't appear to be teenagers; they seemed like young kids," he said. "They were walking through where people eat. People got up when they saw them coming and I don't blame them." Ward 1 Councilman Stephen …