Nicholas J.C. Pistor
Nicholas J.C. Pistor is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Stretch near Euclid Avenue will be closed for about a year
Urban center has been beset by high profile crimes
Mayoral race expected to grow.
The development will include ownership and market rate rental apartments, houses, and some lofts.
Agency has finalized decision to make St. Louis its next western headquarters.
Department is 117 officers short of its 1,300 authorized strength as crime roils city.