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A history of disinvestment and neglect coupled with a legacy of racism and racist policies has led to population loss, urban decay, and an estimated 25,000 vacant properties in the City of St. Louis.
How did this number reach such a height? Is there a plan? How come we only have an estimated number of vacant properties? The answers to all of these questions highlight why a collaborative approach is needed and why there is hope for the future.
Why So Much Vacancy in St. Louis
Population Loss: In the 1950s, the city of St. Louis had a population of nearly 900,000. Today, St. Louis has a population of nearly 300,000. This means we have a city designed for 600,000 more inhabitants than what we actually have. This leaves