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Proposal Would Add 800 Apartment Units to Richmond Heights By 2022

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From 40 South News:

The owners of the land near McCutcheon and Eager roads, where Manhassett Village apartments once stood, are planning to build a new Manhassett Village, to be completed in four phases between 2015 to 2022.

Phases 1 and 2 are be completed by 2016, and would total 321 units. Phase 3 consists of 240 units to be completed in 2019. Phase 1 is estimated to cost $50 million.

Phase 4 is planned to be an approximately 240-unit, 12-story building, estimated to be completed in 2022. These would be considered high-end. Project details are at Richmond Heights City Hall.

Draper & Kramer requested 100 percent tax abatement for the first 10 years from each phase’s completion and 50 percent for the next 15.

Images via 40 South News.

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Old Gas Station in Shaw Rehabbed into Catering Facility and Event Space (2232 Thurman)

An old gas station located at 2232 Thurman in the Shaw neighborhood has been rehabbed into a catering facility and event space known as the Social Affair.

Below is a photograph of the rehabbed gas station, now known as Thurman Station, or just “The Station” for short:


And here is an older, pre-rehab photograph courtesy of Geo St. Louis:

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New Single Family Home Coming to the Central West End (4321 Maryland)

A new single family home will be constructed at 4321 Maryland in the Central West End. A $300,000 building permit application is on file with the City. The owner is Ryan Denisi.

The home is located in the Central West End Local Historic District and therefore required City approval of design prior to construction. That approval was granted at the March 2014 Preservation Board meeting.

Below is a drawing of the front facade, obtained from the City’s Cultural Resources Office’s March 2014 agenda:


And here is a Google Streetview capture of the current vacant lot:


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Proposed Opus Mixed Use Tower on Lindell Moves Forward (4643 Lindell)

The proposed $68 million development of a 12-story mixed use apartment building at 4643 Lindell is moving forward. The developer, Opus Group, has applied for a $68 million building permit this week. That permit has not yet been issued.

The mid-rise will house 217 apartments, 10,000 square feet of retail space, a pool, and more. To read more on the Opus tower, please read the nextSTL story. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Below is a rendering of the new mid-rise, courtesy of nextSTL.

The new tower will replace the small American Heart Association building currently on the site.

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Four New Townhouses Headed to Lindenwood Park?

Developers of the Lindenwood Lofts and several new homes to the west are apparently attempting to finish the Lindenwood School development, begun in the mid-2000s, and build on all remaining vacant lots. The owner of the remaining lots is Rothschild Development.

[EDIT (4/4/14 at 6pm): We received a tip that Rothschild has sold the lots to another developer. Presently, we’re unsure of the name of the new developer. We’ll update the post again if we find out!]

[EDIT (4/9/14 at 10:30am): The developer may be Rubicon Corp.]

Four new building permit applications to construct townhouses, each in the amount of $150,000, were received by the City late last month. These permits have not yet been issued. The addresses are 3809, 3811, 3815, and 3817 Linden Tree Lane.

In November 2013, the developer constructed three new homes on the streets that bound the development—Mardel and Lindenwood Place. Now all that remain are four lots designed for two townhouse-style buildings on the west side of Linden Tree Lane.

The homes will most likely be built to match their neighbors across the street (see the example below).


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Cherokee Street Shipping Container Cafe Project Advances (2622 Cherokee)

Might we soon be dining in a series of re-used shipping containers to be assembled at 2622 Cherokee Street? Possibly. Owner of the current vacant lot at the site Jason Deem has applied for a $75,000 permit to construct a commercial building there. That permit has not yet been issued.

The new venture has been widely publicized in local media as it will be St. Louis’s first major commercial project to utilize shipping containers. The restaurant that is set to occupy the new building is called the Empire Cafe, named for the old establishment that once occupied the site in a historic building that was demolished in the mid-2000s.

Current plans look like this (all images were obtained from this Riverfront Times write-up; designs are from Killeen Studio Architects):

(View is looking northeast; buildings in color front Cherokee Street while the black and white facade is the Empire Cafe, set mostly along Texas Avenue.)


Another view:


And another:


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Two-Family Building to be Constructed in the Central West End (4384-86 Olive)

A two-family townhouse building will be constructed on two adjacent vacant lots addressed as 4584 and 4586 Olive Street in the Central West End, just west of Gaslight Square. The owner is Fenix Fund, LLC.

The project sought and was granted preliminary approval from the city’s Preservation Board at its February 24, 2014 meeting. Each parcel shows a $200,000 building permit application. The building permits have not yet been issued.

Below is a drawing of the north (primary) elevation of the two homes obtained from the Cultural Resources Office agenda prepared for the Preservation Board hearing:

Click here to read the Cultural Resources Office agenda item reviewing the Olive proposal (page 23 of the PDF).

Click here for a map of the area.

Washington Avenue Building to be Rehabbed? (1214 Washington)

The Gothic revival-styled building located at 1214 Washington Avenue in the Downtown West neighborhood may soon be rehabbed by its owner at a cost of $1,000,000, per a recent building permit application. Planned are five residential units and a ground floor commercial space. The building permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building (at center, with the spires):image

Click here for a brief Built St. Louis write up on the building (as well as its shorter neighbor to the west).

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Arcade-Wright Building Rehab Moves Forward (800 Olive)

The rehab of the Arcade-Wright Building in the heart of downtown St. Louis took a step forward yesterday with a building permit application for rehab valued at $75 million. That building permit has not yet been issued.

Construction is expected to begin in a month on the massive complex, which will turn the two interconnected vacant buildings (the Arcade and Wright) into 282 residential units as well as a commercial space in the old arcade portion of the building. Dominium Development, which has already rehabbed the Metropolitan building in Grand Center and the Leather Trades building in Downtown West into lofts geared towards artists, is the developer.

A large portion of the 282 residential units will be affordable. The commercial space will be occupied by an “institutional tenant” rumored to be Webster University.

Below is a photograph of the Arcade-Wright complex obtained from Bill Streeter’s Flickr page:

Below is a shot of the interior Arcade commercial space obtained from the Built St. Louis website:

Click here to read more about the impending Arcade-Wright rehab.

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Building Permit Issued for West Pine Lofts Project (4034 West Pine)

A nearly $15,000,000 building permit has been issued for the proposed West Pine Lofts development at 4034 West Pine in the far eastern edge of the Central West End.

Hallmark Campus Communities, a developer that specializes in student-oriented housing, will construct the 206-unit, 4-story all-residential building. Current plans call for storefronts to face Sarah Street, but these storefronts will be filled with community space and a leasing office—not retail or restaurants. Several small scale industrial buildings on West Pine will be demolished to make way for the sprawling development.

For more details on the development, please read the nextSTL story here.

Below is a rendering showing the Sarah elevation (all photos obtained from the nextSTL story above):

And here is a rendering of the West Pine elevation:

The site plan is shown below:

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Remarkable Transformation in the Gate District Now Complete (2714 Lafayette)

A mixed use building located at 2714 Lafayette in the Gate District has undergone a remarkable rehab from a blank facade to an attractive historic building. The owner is Tuxedo Park Leasing, LLC. A firm known as Spry Digital occupies a portion of the rehabbed building. For interior shots, click here.

Below is the “before” shot of 2714 Lafayette:

And here is a recent photograph showing the completion of facade restoration:

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Benton Park Two-Family to be Rehabbed (3005 Salena)

A two-family home located at 3005 Salena in the Benton Park neighborhood will be rehabbed into a single family at a cost of $50,000. The owner is 3005 Salena, LLC.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph of the building:

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New Home Under Construction on the Hill (5517-19 Dugan)

A new single family home is under construction on top of two lots addressed as 5517-19 Dugan on the Hill. The permit amount for the construction was $346,000.

Recently, a one-story frame home common to the Hill neighborhood was torn down to accommodate the new house.

Below is a recent photograph of the new construction:

And here is a Geo St. Louis shot showing both the vacant lot at 5519 Dugan (at center) and the now-demolished home at 5517 Dugan (at right). The neighboring house to the west (left) still stands.

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Home in Skinker DeBaliviere to be Rehabbed (5859 DeGiverville)

A stately home located at 5859 DeGiverville in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood will be rehabbed at a cost of $130,000.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the home (in the center of the photo):

According to city records, the home has been vacant for at least seven years. The owner is Eric Trudo.

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New Home Facing Lafayette Park to Be Built (1414 Mississippi)

A new home will be constructed on a Lafayette Park-facing vacant lot addressed as 1414 Mississippi. The contractor on the permit is shown to be Diversified Real Estate Group.

The building permit valued at $400,000 was issued this week. The home will be one of two constructed on the parcel currently addressed as 1412 Mississippi, just south of Park Avenue.

Below is a rendering of both proposed homes:

And here is a shot of the vacant lot from Geo St. Louis:

Click here for the MLS listing while it is still active.

Click here for a map of the area.