The city faces enormous challenges because of decades of disinvestment. This series looks at consequences — and possible solutions. To also see all of the related stories, go to stltoday.com/tippingpoint
But the controversial developer, who still controls hundreds of properties near the new NGA campus, says he deserves credit for ‘remarkable results.’
Goals include doing a better job of communicating internally, handling complaints more efficiently and providing residents with more detailed updates.
More than 2,600 St. Louis children have measurable levels of lead in their blood, which can lead to brain damage.
They attract problems, and keep first responders busy.
Living in the city's broken buildings, a homeless population the region hasn't reached.
The bungalow on Louisiana Avenue stood for 93 years, but couldn't escape the 'march of time' in a city that's seen better days.
'It is never ever going to get better until you start. Someone has to start doing something.'
Reducing its inventory is going to take changes in state law, additional staff.
Some neighborhoods may be beyond saving; others need help now.
For residents in some north St. Louis neighborhoods, wait times to get an issue resolved through the Citizens’ Service Bureau can be three times longer than in some areas of south city.
The mayor says cleaning up a city long viewed as a dumping ground will take a 'sustained effort.'
Too few trucks. Not enough refuse workers. Widespread illegal dumping. Overflowing dumpsters. 'It's unbearable,' says a longtime resident.