Here are renderings or the QuikTrip proposed for Grand and Lafayette in the Tiffany neighborhood. They are consistent with the site plan published here last month. Since a zoning-only building permit application was submitted to the city in May, zoning variances have not appeared on a Board of Adjustment agenda yet, nor the demolition of 3616 McRee on a Preservation Board agenda, nor have board bills to vacate McRee and create a CID have been introduced at the Board of Aldermen. We’ll keep an eye out for any movement on those.
Pretty much a copy of the location at Big Bend and Manchester in Maplewood.
Recall that the St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation Master Plan sought to
Eliminate facilities that create the image and reality of the Redevelopment Area being obsolete and blighted.
Facilitate signature development and attractive streetscape features throughout the public realm along Grand Boulevard and at key entry locations to the Redevelopment Area to create an image that reflects a successful and progressive business, commercial, and development district. Key locations include Grand Boulevard at I-64, Chouteau Avenue at 39th Street and Compton Avenue, and Grand Boulevard at I-44.
In the press release announcing the plan SLU said-
SLU’s strategic plan calls for the University to become “a leader in just land use and responsible urban design.”
This not so grand gas station fails at those goals. It’s certainly far from the “signature development” called for at this site.
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