ULI St. Louis News

Is St. Louis Ready for the Autonomous Car Revolution?

Autonomous Vehicles

Maybe…  It certainly appears that Enterprise Holdings is taking note, as evidenced by a recent press release. John Nations, President and CEO of Bi-State Development (and provider of St. Louis’s public transportation) is also watching the developments with a careful eye, even implementing certain advanced technologies in the region’s bus fleet. But how will this impact our cities and the way we design buildings, streets, neighborhoods and infrastructure for the future? Will we still need the numerous parking garages found today in downtown St. Louis? Will new commercial developments enjoy … Read More

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Voice Your Support – NGA West to St. Louis

National Geospatial Agency West

From the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has selected St. Louis City as the Agency Preferred Alternative for the new NGA West headquarters. Now begins a public comment period through May 2. As a supporter of the North St. Louis location, we would like to invite you to comment on the final selection of the next NGA West site and forward this message to all your friends and colleagues. Comment on the Next Nga location here This vitally important project will bring 6,000 new construction jobs … 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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Lofts of Washington University – ULI Case Study

Washington University Lofts

Just released is a ULI case study on the Lofts of Washington University. Led by ULI Senior Fellow Dean Schwanke, the case study provides readers with an in-depth look into the planning and development of this mixed-use project. ___ Gown moves into town with the addition of the Lofts of Washington University to the Delmar Loop, straddling the border of University City and St. Louis. A half mile from Washington Uni­­ver­­sity’s main Danforth campus, the project is the result of several years of community planning and collaboration between the university, local … Read More

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Community Development and the Strength of the St. Louis Region


The strength of the St. Louis region hinges largely upon the health and vitality of our neighborhoods… all of our neighborhoods. Strong neighborhoods are important because they help regions compete in the global economy. Community development organizations can often make the difference between a strong neighborhood and one that continues to struggle or declines. Yet the region’s count of and network among these organizations remains weak. In addition to strengthening our region generally, a stronger community development system will also make our region more attractive to national foundations with a focus on … Read More

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Railway Exchange – TAP Presentation to the Community

TAP Presentation to the Community

Following a year of focus around the global ULI theme of “Building Healthy Places,” Downtown STL, Inc., in partnership with ULI St. Louis, convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to reimagine a healthy use for the Railway Exchange Building – one of our city’s largest (vacant) office buildings in the very center of downtown St. Louis. ULI has a reputation for tackling difficult projects and arriving at recommendations that can transform the community. The challenges posed by the redevelopment of this vacant 1.2 million square foot building are such that a TAP provided … Read More

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Washington University Study Aligns with ULI Building Healthy Places

Venture Cafe

In an exciting alignment of the global Building Healthy Places theme, the Washington University Brown School Public Health and Built Environment course has tackled a draft Health Impact Assessment of the new MetroLink stop within the Cortex Innovation District. This is the same proposed station around which ULI St. Louis conducted a Technical Assistance Panel in 2013 Cortex, Metro, GRG, Trailnet, and Citizens for Modern Transit have all been involved at some level on this most recent study and ULI members are invited to a presentation of findings this week … Read More

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Wexford + CIC + ULI St. Louis = New Office for ULI

Wexford Science + Technology

Thanks to the generous support of Wexford Science + Technology and the Cambridge Innovation Center @4240, ULI St. Louis has a new home! Nestled among some of our region’s most exciting new companies and in the heart of the real estate development action in St. Louis, ULI St. Louis has opened an office in the @4240 building within the Cortex Innovation District. We are excited to be a part of this energetic community and are looking forward to the additional opportunities and partnerships that this presence in Cortex might bring. – … Read More

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