even if developers are intrigued by the idea of building along the streetcar corridor, St. Louis' project is likely to attract little actual construction because of city regulations that limit new construction. Developers wanting to build large structures will be limited by low height limits and requirements to get special permits to provide a mix of land uses.That's dense. Let's break it down: Freemark is saying that on the western (or University City) half of the trolley line, zoning forbids new buildings higher than 35 feet, AND requires a conditional use permit.
What does [the blogger] want? To have it stagnate and get worse? We're very fortunate that these funds - which had to be spent on transportation - came to St. Louis. We're among only 5 cities [to receive the funds] out of 65 cities that applied.... and it's coming to us at no extra cost to local taxpayers.Businesses in the Loop will have to put up with some noisy construction, we pointed out.
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