Tuesday, June 30, 2009

STL: Most change resistent and nonprogressive US city?

Reading the comments section following Tim Logan's latest Post Dispatch article on NorthSide sheds light on one of NorthSide's greatest challenges: St. Louis' resistence to change.

Half the comments having nothing to do with the project, but rather the historic problems of north St. Louis. Many St. Louisans do not believe anyone would move to North City.

While NorthSide faces challenges of obtaining substantial private financing, community support, and political support, how does the project overcome the negative stigma of North City?

1 comment:

  1. More people need to visit north city for the stigma to change. Looking at McKee's area today it's not very welcoming. I was just there yesterday, and most of it looks abandoned and overgrown. There is no sign of a development coming soon.