LaSalle Neighborhood

The LaSalle Neighborhood

The LaSalle Neighborhood

Take a look at the street grid, it's all chopped up and disconnected.   This is my major criticism of LaSalle; that and the 1980's looking public/low-income housing.  The north side of LaSalle is one of the most suburbanized neighborhoods I've visited in that there are corporate "campuses" that are reminiscent of St. Louis County or Anytown, Generica.  The Lohr ABI distributorship and Nestle/Ralston campuses really set the suburban tone.  But it doesn't end there.  The Maronite Catholic Pastoral Center, the Ray Leisure park/playground/neighborhood center are right out of the late 1970s, early 1980s.  The same can be said for the low incoming housing complex called La Salle Park that comes to you right out of the 70's/80s.  That's not to say Nestle, formerly Ralston Purina, hasn't been helpful in maintaining order in LaSalle as you can read from the exerpt from the La Salle Park website, it seems Nestle has been a good steward of the neighorhood.