A few years ago Saint Louis University (SLU) wanted to raze many buildings they had purchased in midtown near their main campus to construct a new arena.Â After the objections of many (and a few lawsuits the arena plans were shifted to another campus adjacent location.Â SLU did raze one building on Locust for a parking lot (view prior post) but others remained.Â The area is emerging with restaurants, lofts, shops and clubs so the decision to put loft apartments into two structures is welcomed news.
These two buildings are being transformed into the West Locust Lofts:
“West Locust Lofts is located in Midtown Saint Louis, one block north of Saint Louis University. With 12,000 theatre seats within four blocks, 12 galleries and museums and over 1500 cultural events with 1.3 million visitors each year, this Saint Louis neighborhood is unique in the country.”
Not so sure about the unique part, many universities are in vibrant urban areas.
- Steve Patterson