Development Planned for Vacant Hanley-Clayton Road Site

Finally!

“Vacant for nearly two decades, the prominent corner of Clayton and Hanley Roads may finally be redeveloped. Planned is more than 500Ksf of retail, including a grocer, more than 40Ksf of office space, and as many as 291 residential units.”

I remember hearing of a proposal for something similar back in 2009. Unfortunately, nothing ever came of it. I think it would be a great way to fill the vacant site and bring new amenities to the area. From what I have been hearing this time around, I think that it will become a reality. 

Some people are saying that Clayton could become the new “Downtown” of St Louis, what is your take on this? (Link to original article discussing this in depth)