St. Louis, City on the Rebound, Willing to Try

by Merja Lehtinen, Prod. Ed.; Civil Engineering—ASCE, New York, N.Y. 10011,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 7, Pg. 78-80

Document Type: Feature article


Urban renewal plans in St. Louis have focused on giving incentives to private enterprise to develop inner city real estate for commercial, industrial, and residential use. The dollar volume of commercial/industrial development distinguishes St. Louis as an urban center struggling to rebound from the last decade of inner-city decay. Several innovative housing projects reflect the trend away from federally-financed public housing to mixed areas with residents applying for aid based on individual need. Also, the large volume of renovations in both commercial and residential sectors makes St. Louis a forerunner in the rehabilitation market.

Subject Headings: Housing | Real estate | Industries | Decomposition | Innovation | Federal government | Renovation | Rehabilitation

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