Hints at Pruitt-Igoe Development Emerge

Hints at Pruitt-Igoe Development Emerge

The October 27th agenda for the St. Louis Board of Adjustment gives some hints about potential development on the Pruitt-Igoe site by Clayco in the Carr Square neighborhood at Jefferson and Carr as reported by the Post-Dispatch in September.

StlToday – McKee, Clayco plan office buildings and hotel on Pruitt-Igoe site near new NGA headquarters

They include:

  • a five-story office building with café and event space
  • an eight-story hotel/conference center
  • a six-story building with reception areas, restrooms, and café space on floors one and 2, with office space on floors three through six
  • a four-story building with restrooms, stairwells, an elevator core, and open offices
  • a five-story parking garage that will accommodate up to 1,200 vehicles

Geospatial-focused firms and subcontractors working with and in support of the NGA are likely tenants.

Google Maps aerial from earlier this year

Sorry no renderings. Let’s hope these aren’t as land-wasting as the hospital seen in the aerial posted above that turns its back to Jefferson. And that they aren’t drive-to island fortresses like those that plague Jefferson in the area.

The fine-grained human-scaled CITY that used to be – 1968

A sample of previous reportage on Pruitt-Igoe, Northside Regeneration, and the area:

NextSTL – 2011 – FILM REVIEW: THE PRUITT-IGOE MYTH

NextSTL – 2011 – THE PRUITT-IGOE MYTH: AN URBAN HISTORY

NextSTL – 2015 – A DECADE OF NORTHSIDE: LAND ASSEMBLAGE, ABANDONMENT AND VACANCY

NextSTL – 2018 – BROKEN PROMISES: LANDMARKS ASSOCIATION SURVEYS 155 PROPERTIES MCKEE PLANNED TO RENOVATE IN 2009

St. Louis Public Radio – 2018 – Once promised for rehab, vacant buildings owned by developer Paul McKee now scar city’s north side

NextSTL – 2021 – BUILDING PERMIT ISSUED FOR DOORWAYS ON JEFFERSON

If only

NextSTL – 2013 – WHAT SHOULD BE: PRUITT-IGOE AS A WALKABLE, MIXED-USE NEIGHBORHOOD

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