The Baden area is a unique neighborhood because it contains residential, commercial, and industrial zones. Effective revitalization includes redevelopment and growth in all three zones. Check out some of the current projects happening in and around Baden.
Making Baden Streets Safer
Status: Complete - lane diet, bike lanes, wide sidewalks, new streetlights, fiber installation. In Progress - security and traffic cameras connected to real-time crime center, completion date end of October 2020
Transforming Abandoned Properties
Status: Several abandoned properties have been acquired and developers are currently working on rehabilitating the homes.
ROBA has a community-created list of properties that are eligible for this program and is actively seeking interested developers and contractors to participate.
Future Farmer's Market
Status: The Alderwoman has been preparing "The Wedge" as the future site of Baden's Farmer's Market, with train car stalls as an homage to Baden's railroad history.
She has already secured demolition of the Medical Center building, however the absentee owner of the Art Deco-style apartment building is fighting back against her demolition campaign against his neglected property. He has no plans for improving the property and periodically places boards over doors and windows to stay in compliance with local codes to stave off demolition. As soon as he falls out of compliance, the Alderwoman will be able to proceed with clearing the Wedge and installing the Farmer's Market.
A Multi-Million Dollar Development in Baden's Backyard
Status: 425 acres have been acquired at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. The Conservation and Animal Science Center is designed for breeding endangered animals and planned to be the first stage of the project to be completed. The Safari Park and Wilderness Adventure and "Glamping" (luxury camping) sites are highly anticipated parts of the project. The development will also include a hospitality (hotels and restaurants) district that is already under construction.
Drainage Basins over a Forgotten Stream
Status: The project is nearing completion now that a contract has been awarded for the final landscaping installation. Sign up to receive ROBA emails to find out when the contractor will hold the neighborhood meeting about the project set to begin in July.
One and Two Bedroom Senior Apartments
Status: The project is moving through the appropriate approval channels. ROBA has been in constant communication with the LDG on this project and is excited to support them in this development endeavor.
A Breath of Fresh Air: New Construction Homes
Status: The project is moving through appropriate approval channels. Some lots have already had the uninhabitable buildings demolished within the last year.