Despite a tough economy, downtown continues to make positive strides - Steve Patterson of Urban Review STL is now reporting that Dominium Properties will begin renovating the Leather Trades Building in September!
Barring any major changes to the original development plans, the Leather Trades is slated to include approximately 90 apartments and studio space for artists, dancers and musicians. Sounds like a great way to enliven the area.
The redevelopment of the Leather Trades will go a long way toward making Locust a cohesive residential street, like its neighbor to the north, Washington Avenue. There are still a few buildings left to renovate along Locust west of Tucker, the most notable being the Dragon Trading Building at 1709 Locust.