Monday, June 16, 2008

"Old North…is the very antithesis of sprawl"

Kaid Benfield, director of the Smart Growth Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, praises the revitalization underway in Old North St. Louis on his NRDC blog: Of the community, by the community, and for the community: the rebirth of Old North Saint Louis.

Benfield’s blog entry touches on a bit of the neighborhood’s history, highlights the Crown Square development, includes pictures of the people and places of Old North that tell the community’s story, and draws some comparisons with other well-known revitalization success stories, such as the Dudley Street neighborhood in Boston.

We are honored to have received such glowing reviews from someone who has such deep understanding of what it takes to develop urban neighborhoods with sustainability, social equity, and walkability in mind. Be sure to visit Kaid Benfield’s blog for the complete story.

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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