Just Say No To More Parking Stress in Soulard

Monday’s Preservation Board Agenda includes a Demolition request for 2403-2415 S 7th & 721 Victor in Soulard to construct a 5-story Apartment Building with 118 Units and 89 on-site parking spaces.

This location is adjacent Polar Wave Lofts, a redevelopment offering two on-site parking spaces per unit.

By my calculation, the proposal is at least a 70 parking spaces short. On the average, each apartment will have one car and a third of the apartments, or more, will have a second car.

Current residents of the area already share street parking with South Broadway Athletic Club at 2301 S 7th, D’s Place at 900 Barton, Good Luck Bar & Grill at 2501 S 9th, and Humboldt School at 2516 S 9th.

This development proposal for a 118-Unit apartment building without adequate parking will place additional burden on current residents of the area already accommodating a heavy mix of business within a residential neighborhood. The demolition permit should be denied and the developer asked to reapply with more adequate on-site parking.

– Marie Ceselski