This is my ninth look at St. Louis’ Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Martin Luther King Day. As before, the street doesn’t do the man justice. For the previous eight years I started downtown, west to the city limits and returned. That was done by car or motor scooter, but I longer have a car. Recently returning to St. Louis in a rented car I had the foresight to exit I-44 at Jamison, making my way over to McCausland and Skinker to the west end of MLK Dr.
The following are sixteen images from my drive east to downtown.
A few bright spots exist along this 5.7 mile stretch (map), but a more comprehensive approach is needed to address the myriad of problems that exist. The piecemeal approach isn’t going to do much beyond the immediate areas that have seen reinvestment.
We must find ways to get sources of good employment in the area again. It’s easy for you tell tell me the reasons why reality is that won’t happen, why jobs left and won’t return. I know why. I want to know ideas for bringing new jobs in the future.
Tomorrow I’ll take a closer look at the Arlington Heights Apartments.
Most would agree the influx of Bosnian refugees to St. Louis 20+ years ago was positive — we had plenty of room — still do. The Bosnian population in St. Louis, Missouri, numbers over 60,000, making it the largest Bosnian community outside of Bosnia. Nearly all of the members of ...
Construction of the 2,2 mile Loop Trolley continues, the track work in most of the Western portion was largely completed by November 10th. The issue of what vehicle will operate on them, however, remains an issue. A decade ago Citizens for Modern Transit restored two vintage cars, which sat outside…