St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
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Benton Park Corner Building to be Rehabbed (1956-58 Wyoming)

A vacant and boarded corner building located at 1956-58 Wyoming in the Benton Park neighborhood will soon be rehabbed by Garcia Development at a cost of $250,000.

The building is listed by the Assessor as two units; one in the attached 1956 building to the east (the un-boarded building next to the corner building) and one in the corner building at 1958. The rehab may turn the entire building into one residential unit, per permit records.

Garcia Development is better known for its rehabs and rentals in the Tower Grove and South Kingshighway/Chippewa areas. Perhaps the company will begin more rehabbing in the eastern part of the City?

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Two New, Unusual Homes Coming to Benton Park? (2834 McNair and 2841 Indiana)

In October of 2013, two different owners proposed to construct two somewhat unusual single family homes on two separate but nearby vacant lots in the Benton Park neighborhood. Both properties were required to seek approval  from the city’s Preservation Board, as both homes fall within the Benton Park Local Historic District. Both homes were given the green light at the Preservation Board’s October 2013 monthly meeting.

The first, located at 2834 McNair, is a rather institutional-looking red brick two-story building that would subsume what was once two vacant lots. The land has since been re-subdivided into one parcel. Yesterday, a building permit application in the amount of $300,000 was received by the City to construct the large single family home. That building permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a rendering provided to the city’s Cultural Resources Office (CRO) staff for review back in October 2013. Please note that the designs shown below may not be the product that will soon be built. Often developers and architects discuss the details of the new construction with CRO staff and make edits to their designs in order to ensure compliance with Local Historic District code.

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The second home is designed to be ADA-accessible throughout, which explains its low-slung, one-story horizontal design. It is located at 2841 Indiana. A drawing of the design is shown below. The home will stretch across four city parcels, which are likely to be consolidated at a later date.

Again, the design shown below may have changed since October 2013.

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The $350,000 building permit for this single family structure has already been issued (as of February 2014) and site work is now underway.

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Vacant Benton Park Home to be Rehabbed (3318 Wisconsin)

A home at 3318 Wisconsin vacant for at least the past decade may soon see a $100,000 rehab by Tiger Lily Development’s Patty Maher. Maher recently completed a stunning transformation of a onetime vacant and damaged Tower Grove East corner building that many thought would be demolished. The building permit application for 3318 Wisconsin was filed with the City yesterday. It has not yet been issued.

The 3300 block of Wisconsin is Benton Park’s most vacant and troubled block, speaking in terms of physical infrastructure. Many of the block’s homes remain vacant, though sporadic rehabs have occurred over the past few years. Sadly, a portion of 3318 Wisconsin became unstable and was demolished in February 2014. The remaining portion of the parcel addressed as 3318 Wisconsin–a stately 3-story Second Empire-styled building–is set for rehab.

Below is a Google Streetview capture displaying the portion of the parcel that was demolished and the portion that will be rehabbed:

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For an unadulterated Geo St. Louis shot (and one from a different angle), see below:

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While it is a shame to lose historic housing stock in a strengthening neighborhood like Benton Park, it is something of a consolation prize to see the demolished building’s attached neighbor get some rehabber attention.

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Vacant, Boarded Benton Park Home to be Rehabbed (2701 McNair)

A vacant and boarded up Benton Park home located at 2701 McNair will be rehabbed at a cost of $200,000 by its owner, BSB Development, a company that typically rehabs and rents Soulard apartments. The rehab will keep the building a single-family home.

Below is a photograph of the home courtesy of Geo St. Louis:

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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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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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Cherokee Corner Building Under Rehab (3352-60 S. Jefferson)

A mixed use building located at 3352-60 South Jefferson (at its intersection with Cherokee Street) is now under a $100,000 rehab by owner Ahtnamas Development, LLC.

Work on the storefront has revealed a ghost sign underneath — the Poke-A-Dot Lounge.

Below is a photograph courtesy of Cherokee resident Angelo Olegna’s Facebook page:

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And here is a Google Streetview capture showing the boarded second floor windows and a bricked-in storefront that characterized the building prior to the start of rehab work.

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Benton Park Rehab Underway (3001-03 McNair)

A $125,000 rehab of a four-family located at 3001-03 McNair in the Benton Park neighborhood is now underway. The entire building will be converted into a single family unit.

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

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Two New Homes Proposed for Benton Park (2830-36 McNair and 2841-47 Indiana)

Two new, unique homes have been proposed for construction in the Benton Park neighborhood. Both homes are to be discussed (and potentially given preliminary approval) at the City’s monthly Preservation Board meeting (Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 4pm). Both homes—single family buildings—have been designed by Killeen Studio Architects.

To read the city’s Cultural Resources Office (CRO) agenda for the Preservation Board meeting, in which CRO preservation experts review proposals and make recommendations to the Preservation Board, click here. The renderings below have been obtained from this document.

The first proposed single family is located on two adjacent lots addressed as 2830-34 and 2836 McNair. Interestingly, the building has a decidedly industrial/institutional design even though it would sit mid-block. The two historic model examples (on which this proposal’s design was based) that were provided to Cultural Resources Staff are both warehouse buildings.

Below is a drawing of the front facade:

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CRO Staff recommend preliminary approval of the design, subject to final review of design and materials.

The second proposed single family in the neighborhood is located on four adjacent lots (2841 through 2847 Indiana)—just two blocks west of the McNair proposal.

In this case, the applicants seek to build an ADA-compliant, fully accessible one-story home across several lots.

Below is a drawing of the Indiana proposal:

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The central portion of the sprawling building appears to be recessed. Again, the building has a semi-industrial feel in the middle of an otherwise residential block (notably, though, this proposed construction backs up to a five story warehouse building on South Jefferson).

Again, CRO recommends approval subject to staff review of final details and materials.

The Preservation Board meeting is on Monday, October 28, 2013, 4pm at 1520 Market, Suite 2000 in the large board room.

Click here for a map of 2830-36 McNair.

Click here for a map of 2841-47 Indiana.

Benton Park Home to be Rehabbed (3015 Indiana)

A two-family home located at 3015 Indiana in the Benton Park neighborhood will be rehabbed into a single family at a cost of $100,000, per recent building permit activity.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building (partially covered by trees).

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Benton Park Rehab Now Complete (2809 McNair)

A $100,000 rehab of a Benton Park home located at 2809 McNair is now complete. The home is currently for sale for $245,000 (see that listing here while the link is still live).

Below is a photograph obtained from the real estate listing (MARIS):

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Benton Park Rehab Now Complete (3016 McNair)

A single family home located at 3016 McNair in the Benton Park neighborhood has been rehabbed by Resitect at a cost of $70,000. 

Below is a photograph of the building obtained from Circa Properties, as the building is currently for sale at the time of this writing (click here for that listing while the link is still alive).

The home’s entire facade was rebuilt as a part of the rehab process.

Here is a photograph of the building prior to rehab (courtesy of Geo St. Louis).

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Benton Park Home Rehabbed (2621-23 McNair)

A home located at 2621-23 McNair in Benton Park has been rehabbed at a cost of $275,000. The building had been vacant since at least 2006 and had suffered a fire. The contractor was Revie Development.

Below is a recent photograph of the rehab, which is nearing completion:

Geo St. Louis contains photographs of the building in its former state. Below is an example, from 2010:

The building was one of the most visibly vacant and damaged in a neighborhood that has shown incredible progress over the past 15 years.

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Benton Park Corner Building to See Rehab (3301 Salena)

A corner mixed use building located at 3301 Salena in the Benton Park neighborhood may soon see a $90,000 rehab. Two rehab permits are now on file with the city: one in the amount of $50,000, issued in April 2013; and the other for $40,000, applied for this month but not yet issued. The rehab plans call for three residential units.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure:

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Rehab Work Picks Back Up at Benton Park Mixed Use Corner (3300 Lemp)

A rehab of a mixed use storefront building at 3300 Lemp in the Benton Park neighborhood has resumed.

In 2010, the neighboring residential building (3302-04 Lemp) was fully rehabbed, while the corner building saw the installation of new windows. Work then stopped.

Recently, the building saw a freshly rebuilt storefront, indicating rehab work had resumed. The current owner is Mid City Development, LLC. Below is a recent photograph of the building:

And here is a Geo St. Louis shot, showing the building prior to the storefront restoration:

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