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Posted on 12.30.05
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  • Posted on 12.30.05


These headlines and ledes caught my eye (or ear) this year. I was in some of them; others, I watched just like you did.

Ten City Stories of 2005

City population increases
St. Stan’s
Riverfront planning begins
Record pace set for building permits citywide
New Busch Stadium construction/Old Busch Stadium demo
Post-Dispatch, Sub Journals sold to Lee
Lambert Airport flights count increases/terminal improvements
Praxair explodes
Dr. Creg Williams hired as superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools
Federated announces creation of new Midwest division headquartered in St. Louis

Honorable Mentions

Loft phenomenon continues
Bike trails and lanes begin to connect the City
Airport expansion is on time, on budget/Metro expansion is not
Medicaid cuts
Ten-year City/County plan to end chronic homelessness gets funded