A Vacant Urban Lot – Brought to you by SLU HighNovember 3, 2013
The Kings Oak Neighborhood has a small but beautiful residential section at its northeastern edge (Kingshighway and Oakland). The vast majority of the homes on these quiet tree-lined streets are occupied and well-maintained.
This area has a lot of appeal, seemingly isolated but smack dab in the middle of the action. Unfortunately it’s shrinking.
Despite their prime central corridor location, recent occupancy and sound condition, two four-family flats on Wise had to be demolished.
Why did these buildings have to come down? Because SLU High students needed a convenient “Vacant Urban Lot” for their AP Environmental Sciences class:
In their defence, while a number of vacant lots already exist just across Kingshighway, it can be a terrifying street to cross on foot. And what’s a St. Louis neighborhood without at least one vacant lot? Thanks SLU High!