Nobody likes paying taxes, but when it comes to St. Louis taxes, you gotta pitch in. We’re dying here, folks. Less people and business to pay the bills means skyrocketing taxes for homeowners. A bitter pill, but one worthy of some contemplation. Tax breaks aren’t the evil some portray them as. We’re on a constant cycle of abatement and paying the full price.
Here are some initial thoughts on the merger proposal after reading through the Better Together report. Can’t wait to listen to the people who will vote for and against this and learn more in the coming weeks and months. This is the set up to a three-part post with my perspective as someone who has lived the St. Louis way for 20+ years, I’ll follow with a second post highlighting the positives of the proposal and finally the negatives that need improvement and fixing before it comes to the electorate.
The last post of our favorite developments in 2018. This one is cause for celebration. Chippewa Street, Gravois Park and Dutchtown has seen much love this year. Here’s to more smart and sensitive development that respects the built environment and the people that live in this most dense part of St. Louis.
I have to do a little set up to my final two 2018 development posts. I feel these two projects could be the most impactful in years and for those who don’t live, hangout or frequent the Gravois Park area, you need a bit of commentary from someone who loves St. Louis but can see the troubling signs as well.
I am going to be in Soulard tonight entertaining out of town family and I had some thoughts about several projects in the neighborhood that were at the top of mind a year or so ago. Thought I better drive by and see where they’re at in case I need to brag about the neighborhood seeing lots of investment and rehab activity.