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Need help complying with the City’s new Building Energy Awareness Ordinance?

City Energy Project

If you own a building in the City of St. Louis that is subject to the City’s new Building Energy Awareness Ordinance, there are a host of relatively quick training sessions on tap for this spring, to help you get up to speed. The City of St. Louis, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, BOMA St. Louis, Downtown STL, Inc and IFMA St. Louis Chapter are co-hosting opportunities to learn how to comply. Benchmarking 101 Session – An overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance with step-by-step instructions on data collection, benchmarking in ENERGY … Read More

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Want to learn more about Economic Development?

Fundamentals of Economic Development

The Chancellor’s Certificate in Economic Development course kicks off March 1! ULI St. Louis, together with Bi-State Development Agency andUMSL, is once again pleased to present an 8-module Chancellor’s Certificate in Economic Development, launching on March 1, 2018. 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 of the Cortex Innovation Community, will lead participants through the steps necessary to develop and implement economic development plans and projects. Led by senior economic development practitioners, the … Read More

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UrbanPlan 2018 – Volunteer Training Jan. 12

UrbanPlan

Interested in volunteering with UrbanPlan in the coming year? Then join us on Jan. 12! UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging, and academically challenging classroom-based, project-based program in which students learn the roles, issues, trade-offs, and economics involved in urban development. It provides high school students – our future voters, neighbors, community leaders, public officials, and land use professionals – with a hands-on experience in developing realistic land use solutions to vexing urban growth challenges.   Two high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District will be running Urban Plan in the Spring semester and we … Read More

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Help Bring Bike Share to St. Louis!

Bike Share

Help plan the St. Louis Bike Share! Bi-State Development is leading the effort to bring bike share to St. Louis. Bike share is a network of shared bikes available for short term use, providing a fun, healthy, and green transportation option and a connection to the existing transit system. BSD is applying for grants, reaching out to potential sponsors, and gathering feedback on how people would use the system and where stations would go. Provide your input now with this 5-minute survey: goo.gl/forms/dsDcXoPhWevnH8hJ2.

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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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