TOD in St. Louis: What a Load of Crap

The antithesis of transit-oriented development. That's what I called the plan for the site adjacent to the Sunnen MetroLink station that is currently under construction, a Mini car dealership surrounded by more than 500 parking spaces.

Then I found this image and description on Cozad Commercial Real Estate's website which shows the next phase of development.

Sunnen Station development - TOD St. Louis

Sunnen's goals for Sunnen Station are to establish a master plan that will allow for future growth, development and adaptability to change in our constantly changing real estate market; as well as promote the lifestyle of the development, including access to transit, greenways and an urban mix of uses as a highly desirable place to work.

What a load of crap.

What is the new "urban mix" replacing? A neighborhood of modest homes and apartments within an easy walk to the MetroLink light rail station.

Sunnen Station development - TOD St. Louis

Sunnen MetroLink Station demolition

Sunnen MetroLink Station demolition

Sunnen MetroLink Station demolition