Remember if the city ever cites you for peeling paint on your porch to remind them that the non tax-paying institutions aren't following the rules either.
This is a giant middle finger raised up high in the air over Tiffany, Midtown and the Gate District. Shameful.
This property has been in this condition since April, 2012. I'm sick of it and feel kind of powerless that this stuff continues to happen.
When is enough enough? Is anyone else disgusted by the arrogance of non-profit institutes and the lame City "leaders" that rubber stamp this kind of thing?
I try to stick to the golden rule and "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all". But sometimes you just have to scratch your head, wonder how this can be allowed to happen and speak out that this just can't continue. Mount Pevely devalues the entire area. It's a black eye on the Near South Side.
Remember when Fr. Biondi threatened the city with moving the medical campus to West County? Here's his quote from February, 2012 addressing the St. Louis Planning Commission:
“What I foresee, if you don’t approve our request, is that we would have to shut down our medical school and find property in west county,” noting that 35 years ago, Maryville offered up land for the university to move west. SOURCEI wonder if West County would have allowed this stop/start/stop tactic? P
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