St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
A Catalog of St. Louis developments, large and small
Central West End Single Family to be Rehabbed (4270 Delmar)

A large, uniquely-styled single family home at 4270 Delmar in the Central West End will see a $100,000 rehab by owner Storm Properties, LLC. A building permit in that amount was issued this week.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of 4270 Delmar.

4270 Delmar

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Contemporary Home Rises in Botanical Heights (4319 McRee)

A new contemporary home is under construction at 4319 McRee in the Botanical Heights / McRee Town neighborhood. UIC is the builder/developer. The home is located one block west of their Botanical Grove development that currently includes most lots on the 4200 block of McRee.

Below is the new home at 4319 McRee as seen from its east- and south-facing facades:

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And here is another angle, looking at the structure’s west-facing facade:


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Early Childhood Education Center Constructed in Carr Square (1908 O’Fallon)

The Flance Early Learning Center has been constructed at 1908 O’Fallon in the Carr Square neighborhood.

The Center will provide a range of services including:

  • A full-service demonstration kitchen for children and families to learn about healthy eating and cooking habits
  • An adventure playground that encourages physical activity and creativity in play
  • An in-house wellness suite to provide critical preventative services and developmental screenings
  • A community education room that will host workshops on critical parenting topics for both parents and outside childcare providers
  • Rooms designated for moms to nurse their babies

According to their website, the Flance Center seeks to become the first preschool/early learning center in Missouri and only the fourth worldwide to be certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Schools rating system.

Below is a rendering of the Flance Early Learning Center:

And here is a shot from their Facebook page showing the progress of construction (in January):

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Former St. Louis Housing Authority Building in the Central West End to be Rehabbed? (4100 Lindell)

The former St. Louis Housing Authority Headquarters located at 4100 Lindell in the Central West End may soon be rehabbed into a bank (first floor) with apartments above.

The Lawrence Group will present its $5.35 million rehab proposal to the Central West End-Midtown Development Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2013 at 12pm at Park Central’s office (4512 Manchester). The proposal (click here for the agenda item) calls for the rehab of the mid-century modern 4100 Lindell building (24,500 sq. ft.) into 16 market-rate apartments with an Eagle Bank as the primary tenant on the ground floor.

The rehab proposal also calls for the demolition of the adjacent 4108 Lindell building to the west. A parking lot would rise in its place. The existing parking lot located south of 4100 Lindell that formerly served the Housing Authority would be partially converted into a drive-through for the bank. There would be 31 parking spaces for the site in all.

Below is a screen cap of 4100 Lindell obtained from the agenda item:


Below is 4108 Lindell, proposed for demolition for a parking lot:


Here is the Lawrence Group site plan being presented:


If approved, construction would start in July 2014 and would finish in Spring of 2015.

The developers are requesting a 10-year tax abatement. Park Central recommends approval of 10-year tax abatement with the conditions that (1) 4108 Lindell be rehabbed or replaced with another building and (2) that all curb cuts are removed from Lindell and replaced on Sarah / the alley behind Lindell.

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Could a Soulard Industrial Site Be Rehabbed into Residential? (2400-08 S. 9th)

According to the latest City Journal, an industrial property located at 2400-08 S. 9th Street in Soulard may be rehabbed into multi-family units, if approved by City Zoning. The Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 1:30pm in Room 208 of City Hall to discuss this proposal as well as several others. The applicant is KWA Klitzing Welsch.

Below are two Google Streetview captures of the “Polar Wave” building.

Facing north and east towards the building’s main facade:


Facing south and east towards the side and rear portions of the extensive property:


If we get any further details, expect a follow up post.

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Click the title above to read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story. An excerpt is below.

A project to rehab an abandoned telephone building as apartments will put another stitch in closing the downtown-to-midtown redevelopment gap.

Rick DeStefane, whose main business is nursing homes, heads the partnership that bought the historic Beaumont Telephone Exchange, at 2650 Locust Street. The new owners plan to redo it as about 70 market-rate apartments at the complex that grew in phases between 1902 and 1946.

Renovation work should begin this fall and take 12 to 15 months to complete.

Below is a photograph of the building courtesy of the Post-Dispatch.

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Benton Park Corner Building to be Rehabbed (3300 Illinois)

A corner building located at 3300 Illinois in the Benton Park neighborhood now shows an active building permit valued at $70,000 to convert the two-family structure into a single family.

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

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Mixed Use Building in McKinley Heights Under Rehab (2100-02 Ann)

A mixed use building located at 2100-02 Ann in the McKinley Heights neighborhood is under rehab by its owner, Andrew Fowler. The building’s previously altered storefront has been removed and is being restored to more traditional standards for a building of its vintage.

Below is a recent photograph of the building:

And here is a Google Streetview shot showing the building prior to storefront restoration:

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New Alley House Coming to Lafayette Square (1421 Missouri)

A new alley house will be constructed at 1421 Missouri in Lafayette Square at a cost of $300,000.

The home’s design received preliminary approval at the City’s July 2013 Preservation Board meeting. Below are some screen captures from the Cultural Resources Office agenda for that meeting showing the historic model example (HME) submitted for the new construction as well as a drawing of the facade:



The home will sit at the rear of the parcel addressed as 1421 Missouri.

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Forest Park Southeast Home to be Rehabbed (1214 S. Boyle)

A single family home located at 1214 Boyle in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood will be rehabbed at a cost of $90,000 by its owner, 1214 Boyle LLC. (AKA Mangrove Redevelopment).

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph showing the building prior to the start of work:

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Gaslight Square Contemporary Home Under Construction (4211 Washington)

A new Anthony Robinson-designed contemporary home is under construction at 4211 Washington in the Gaslight Square area of the Central West End.

Below is a recent photograph of construction progress:

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Skinker DeBaliviere Two Family to be Rehabbed (6027-29 Westminster)

A two-family home located at 6027-29 Westminster in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood will be rehabbed by its owner, Richard Wilkes, at a cost of $125,000, per recent building permit activity.

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

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A.T. Still University Dental School and Clinic to be Built near Old City Hospital (1400 Grattan)

As announced in May 2013, A.T. Still University of Kirksville, Missouri will be constructing a $23 million dental school and clinic at the intersection of Truman Parkway and Park Avenue, technically addressed as 1400 Grattan.

Recently, A.T. Still University’s architect on the project, Cannon Design, held a meeting to discuss the project. They provided two renderings at that meeting. Please watch the Youtube video here. (Hat tip to the urbanSTL forums for this video link).

Or, if you want to see some very blurry screen caps of the above video, check them out below.

Below is the east facade, the primary entrance that will face a rather sizable parking lot. This facade also faces the newly renovated old City Hospital Power Plant building, which now contains the Climb So iLL climbing gym and the restaurant Element.


And here is the west facade facing Truman Parkway / Grattan. The rendering appears to be looking southeast towards the Old City Hospital (now the Georgian Condominiums).


Again—apologies for the low quality captures. If we can locate better renderings, we will post them here.

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Soulard Corner Building to be Rehabbed (2501 S. 9th)

A Soulard corner building that has housed several now-closed restaurants including Lagniappe’s (pictured below) in the mid-2000s and the Tip Top Grill more recently is now under a $100,000 rehab that may bring in another restaurant. The owner is Plowery Real Estate. At this time, we have no information on the restaurant that is set to occupy the building’s commercial storefront.

Below is a photograph of the building:

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Compton Heights Two Family to be Rehabbed (3519 Shenandoah)

A two-family home located at 3519 Shenandoah in the Compton Heights neighborhood may soon be rehabbed into a single family at a cost of $100,000 by its owner, the Building Pros, LLC. A building permit was issued in that amount this week.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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