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University Square Releases RFP, Leveraging Recent TAP Report

University Square Study Area

This week, University Square Community Development Corporation release its Request for Proposals for development in and around the southeast quadrant of North Hanley Road and Interstate 70, adjacent to the North Hanley MetroLink Station. The RFP follows on the heels of a recent ULI St. Louis Technical Assistance Program (TAP), hosted at the request of the key stakeholders in the area – Bi-State Development, University of Missouri, Geiger Hanley LLC, and Geiger Real Estate. The RFP, due August 15, 2017, may be found here. For more information and findings from the … Read More

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Craft Breweries Bring Placemaking and Economic Development to St. Louis Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Brewery panel discussion

From Urban Land, the magazine of the Urban Land Institute: While the iconic Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev brewery in South St. Louis has long defined the depth of the city’s DNA in beer making, it also hints at the role craft breweries are playing in revitalizing neighborhoods.  “If you drive by the brewery, you see the sign on the façade saying ‘Come visit us,’” said Andy Hille, founder of Rockwell Beer Co., a craft brewery opening soon in St. Louis’s Grove neighborhood. “Brewers are selling an experience – the experience of … Read More

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N. Hanley/University Place Drive TAP Report Released

TAP Report Cover

ULI St. Louis just released its recommendations for the development opportunities around the North Hanley and University Place Drive intersection following a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) held in late February. At the request of the University Square Community Development Corporation, Bi-State Development, and Geiger Real Estate, Inc./Geiger-Hanley LLC (the Sponsors), ULI St. Louis conducted a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to study the potential development opportunities available for approximately 20-30 acres on the north and south edges of University Place Drive east of Hanley Road in unincorporated St. Louis County. The … Read More

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Fundamentals of Economic Development – Course Offering, Spring 2017

For those of you involved with ULI for a number of years, you may recall a Chancellor’s Certificate in Economic Development led by ULI St. Louis… The program came back to great success in 2016 and will return in the spring of 2017. Through a collaboration with the Bi-State Development Agency and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, ULI St. Louis is pleased to present an 8-module Chancellor’s Certificate in Economic Development, launching in March 2017. Economic development is key to regional success. This Chancellor’s Certificate program, Fundamentals of Economic Development, covers economic and community development concepts and tools to attract, … Read More

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RFP Issued for Commercial Infill Development in Vibrant Downtown Area in IL

The City of O’Fallon has issued an RFP for a vacant commercial infill lot in downtown O’Fallon, Illinois. Located within a few blocks of several major rehab projects downtown – including Peel Pizza, Cincotta Photography, Shooter’s BBQ, and Fezziwig’s Marketplace – the lot is also within the boundaries of the newly created Central City TIF district. More information can be found on O’Fallon’s website here. The deadline to reply is Monday, November, 21.

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Young Leaders Discussion Vision for St. Louis for Construction Forum

ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group, Submission to Construction Forum By Andrew Bradley, Herman Kittle & former ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group Chair and Alex Kuehling, Rosenblum Goldenhersch, ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Chair Too often, desperate cities are stymied by competition and a rush to copy current trends. St. Louis – like other secondary and tertiary metro areas – has the capacity to overturn received urban development wisdom by anticipating future demand and leap-frogging to new ways of thinking. This capacity, when combined with our low real estate costs, … Read More

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ULI Member Paul McKee Announces Plans for Housing in North St. Louis

Northside Regeneration Map

In November, 2013, ULI St. Louis hosted a discussion among real estate professionals about development in North St. Louis. Yesterday, those discussions took another turn toward reality with an announcement from Paul McKee’s team. Below is the release: NorthSide Regeneration (NSR) — the 1,500-acre mixed-use development adjacent to Downtown St. Louis and home for the $1.75-billion new NGA HQ — today announced a long term co-development partnership agreement between NSR developer Paul McKee, CRG Real Estate Solutions (CRG), and Washington-based national developer, Telesis Corporation, for the development of 3,000 market-rate residential units … Read More

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Community Builders Network

From our friends at the Community Builders Network: the 4th Annual Community Builders Network Awards Reception March 31 will honor eight individuals, organizations, companies, and public sector institutions whose work makes St. Louis a better place. Join in the recognition and celebration of those making a positive impact on St. Louis neighborhoods in the areas of banking, philanthropy, the public sector, business, faith based institutions, and community building nonprofits. In addition, the Outstanding Achievement award will recognize individuals who have made a significant impact on community development policy, investment or community … Read More

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It’s Back! Fundaments of Economic Development Course Launches Jan. 21

Chancellor's Certificate in Economic Development

For those of you involved with ULI for a number of years, you may recall a Chancellor’s Certificate in Economic Development led by ULI St. Louis… It’s back! Through a collaboration with the Local Government Partnership and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, ULI St. Louis is pleased to present an 8-module Chancellor’s Certificate in Economic Development, starting on January 21. Economic development is key to regional success. This Chancellor’s Certificate program, Fundamentals of Economic Development, covers economic and community development concepts and tools to attract, assess, and support development and redevelopment opportunities in our communities. Course modules, held in the heart … Read More

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FOOD ROOF Farm – Urban Ag in St. Louis

FOOD ROOF Farm Tour ULI ST. Louis

A growing national trend, urban and roof top farms are gaining traction here in St. Louis – demonstrated in the first rooftop farm, a Metro bus converted into a mobile farmer’s market, and dedicated support from the City for sustainability driven projects. This follows recent years where backyard production has risen, farmers markets’ have expanded the local food market and St. Louis saw its first row-crop plantings in the city limits since the 1920s. A recent ULI St. Louis program, led by Josi Neilsen, dove into this topic by inviting guests to … Read More

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