Some things that are going on in City neighborhoods:
The Planning Commission recently approved a rezoning of the Commerce Bank site on South Grand Avenue between Juniata and Hartford. The reconfigured zoning arrangement will facilitate the development of the property not currently occupied by the Bank as approximately fifty new homes and parking for the South Grand Business District.
Saint Louis University’s Smurfit-Stone Center for Entrepreneurship, elected officials in the 4th Ward, and the St. Louis Development Corporation are working together on a "Habitat for Neighborhood Business" on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. The "Habitat" will be a physical incubator for retail and service businesses owned and operated by neighborhood residents. The Center will provide mentoring and other "business success" services for each entrepreneur located in the Habitat and for other businesses in the adjacent community. The Habitat is intended to be a replicable model for entrepreneurship and small neighborhood business success.
Middendorf Meat, long an anchor of the North Broadway Industrial Corridor, is planning an expansion of its facility in the 3700 block of North Broadway. The development will involve the construction of an 11,000 sq. ft. refrigerated area that will enable the business to expand the distribution of its quality meats.
Bruce Mills is moving forward with a major mixed use development on N. Euclid. The nearly $50 million project will include an11-story mixed use structure, with townhome-styled structures fronting along the eastern West Pine frontage of the site. The new building will replace a 1950s-era office building. The development will include 10,000 sq. ft. of first floor retail space at the corner and 155 residential apartments.