Last month I posted about seeing a car get repossessed from below our balcony, see The Things You Hear & See In An Urban Environment (w/Video). That event happened on the evening of Monday May 19th. A little over a week later, at 6:30am on the morning of Tuesday May 27th I …
The Democratic convention began in Philadelphia yesterday. The Republican convention wrapped up last Thursday with the nomination of Donald J. Trump and running mate Mike Pence. In a May 2015 Sunday Poll Trump didn’t even male the top 5! Jeb Bush TIE: Rand Paul/Marco Rubio TIE: Dr. Ben Carson/Chris Christy/Rick …
Two weeks ago I visited a building I’d been in many times before. The 6-story warehouse on the SW corner of Euclid & Delmar, known as the Euclid Plaza Building for decades, is being transformed into high-end apartments known as 625 Lofts at Euclid. I got a personal tour from the …
On June 2nd Lenore K. Sullivan Blvd was reopened to pedestrians since it was rebuilt and raised up. A few days later it was opened to vehicles. Today’s poll: Impression of St. Louis' new riverfront? The poll will close at 8pm. — Steve Patterson
The biggest group of readers in the latest non-scientfc Sunday Poll were “somewhat impressed” with the remake of Lenore K Sullivan Blvd.
Q: Impression of St. Louis’ new riverfront?
Very impressed 8 [15.09%]
Impressed 9 [16.98%]
Somewhat impressed 15 [28.3%]
Neither impressed or unimpressed 7 [13.21%]
Somewhat unimpressed 6 [11.32%]
Unimpressed 3 [5.66%]
Very unimpressed 0 [0%]
Unsure/No Answer 5 [9.43%]
More than 1 in 5 are neutral at this point.
The opening event didn’t work well for accessibility — they parked food trucks on the sidewalk. The end of the food lines were behind a curb. I too voted for “somewhat impressed” — I like the stainless steel railings and the raised streetlight bases.
Last month I posted about seeing a car get repossessed from below our balcony, see The Things You Hear & See In An Urban Environment (w/Video). That event happened on the evening of Monday May 19th. A little over a week later, at 6:30am on the morning of Tuesday May 27th I saw & heard a tow truck in front of an SUV in the lot to the North. My thought was it was going to be towed away for non-payment.
I quickly realized the flatbed tow truck had dropped off the SUV on the lot!
Here we are two months later and it’s still there! No tickets, no boot!
The Democratic convention began in Philadelphia yesterday. The Republican convention wrapped up last Thursday with the nomination of Donald J. Trump and running mate Mike Pence. In a May 2015 Sunday Poll Trump didn’t even male the top 5!
TIE: Rand Paul/Marco Rubio
TIE: Dr. Ben Carson/Chris Christy/Rick Perry
But it was early in the race and the list of candidates was too long. Still, the polls here are non-scientific and participation was very low.
In the meantime, a week from today, Missouri has a big primary election. I voted absentee a couple of weeks ago, after researching the races and all the candidates in each, I applied my personal rules for voting:
If only one candidate, skip that office.
Don’t vote for the candidate favored by the political establishment.
Being likely win isn’t a valid reason to vote for or against a candidate.
Don’t dismiss a candidate just because they’ve never been elected to office before.
While I’m not enamored by the DNC, I did take a Democratic ballot.
Here’s how I voted:
US Senate: Cori Bush
US House: Maria Chappelle-Nadal
Gov: Eric Morrison
Lt. Gov: Winston Apple
Secretary of State: MD Rabbi Alam
Attorney General: Teresa Hensley
State Treasurer: Pat Contreras
State Senate: Dylan Hassinger
State Rep: only one candidate — skipped
Circuit Attorney: Patrick Hamacher
Sheriff: Vernon Betts
Treasurer: only one candidate — skipped
5th Ward Committeeman: Rasheen Aldridge
5th Ward Committeewoman: Megan Betts
On the Republican side the ads have been numerous and nasty in several races, I’m looking forward to reviewing the results. And to a break in political commercials for a month or so until the general election ads begin. Thankfully we have Netflix.
Two weeks ago I visited a building I’d been in many times before. The 6-story warehouse on the SW corner of Euclid & Delmar, known as the Euclid Plaza Building for decades, is being transformed into high-end apartments known as 625 Lofts at Euclid. I got a personal tour from the developers. I previously posted about this project in May, see: Delmar & Euclid Building Will Soon Have New Use As Apartments.
The following are gone:
The 70s/80s dated 2-story center lobby
Former offices, hallways, bathrooms, etc
The fixed windows
Freight elevator in SW corner of the building
The following were retained:
Three passenger elevators
Medicine Shoppe pharmacy
Three of five floors are finished, residents have begun moving in. We took a look at the display units, plus a couple units on a floor still being completed.
Each unit is unique compared to others on the same floor. One bathroom featured a rain shower head, for example. Due to construction, we didn’t get up to the roof. When finished, it’ll be fully accessible, but it wasn’t yet when I visited. Interior parking is wisely unbundled — you pay extra if you need a parking space.
The developers say they’ve had no problems leasing the units, anticipate full occupancy despite rents on the high side. I think it’s important for cities to offer a variety of housing options — at a variety of price points. Purchase & rental.
After they get all the 82 residential units finished and occupied they’ll push for commercial tenants facing Euclid. Euclid & Delmar is a corner to watch. If you’re in the market for a nice apartment check out their website and visit the leasing office.
The suit, filed Friday in St. Louis Circuit Court by attorney Dave Roland, is asking a judge to declare that election officials violated the Sunshine Law by refusing to allow Roland to inspect the applications for absentee ballots from elections over the past four years, including those requested for Tuesday's election.
Keeping the Take Home car costing taxpayers a pretty penny.
Alas.. I talked to the spokeswoman for St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones today. She told me the Treasurer is keeping the take home SUV that cost taxpayers plenty. You also pay to gas up the vehicle, along with maintenance, insurance and everything else.
She's one of only two St Louis City Officials still hanging onto this perk. The other is St Louis City License Collector Mavis Thompson
I called Tishaura's office to see if the Treasurer has had a change of heart. Her spokeswoman told me nothing has changed.
I say, too bad for taxpayers.