As the vote on the St. Louis Convention Center bonds draws near, new concerns are raised over costs | politics

CLAYTON — St. Louis County Council Chairwoman Rita Heard Days promised a final vote next week on a long-delayed bond package for the downtown convention center expansion, despite a council member sounding the alarm that a lack of building bids is blowing the project’s budget. Days’ bill would finally advance a $105 million bond issue … Read more

‘Wake-up call’: St. Louis faces dimming prospects absent new efforts to draw population | Politics

A lone car drives down Collinsville Road as the sunset glows red outlining the St. Louis skyline on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, as photographed from Monks Mound in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, [email protected] Laurie Skrivan ST. LOUIS — Mike Welch grew up in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. Eight years ago, he left St. … Read more

Construction begins on 380-unit apartment building in downtown St. Louis | local business

ST. LOUIS – The developer behind the proposed Butler Brothers building redevelopment has completed funding on the $130 million project, allowing construction to begin on one of the largest vacant buildings downtown. “We withdrew approval and are mobilizing this week,” said Gary Prosterman, president and CEO of Development Services Group, based in Memphis, Tennessee. “Everything … Read more