St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
A Catalog of St. Louis developments, large and small
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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Benton Park Home Under Rehab (2226 Gravois)

A four-family at 2226 Gravois in Benton Park is under a $60,000 rehab by owner King Denny, LLC.

Below is a Google Streetview capture showing the building:

And here is a recent shot taken from a side angle, showing work to have begun:

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Benton Park Home May Soon See Rehab (2109 Arsenal)

A large two-family home at 2109 Arsenal, facing Benton Park, may soon see a $250,000 overhaul into a single family.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph from April 2013 showing the structure:

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Benton Park Home to Undergo Rehab Soon (3022 Salena)

A two-family home at 3022 Salena in Benton Park may soon undergo a $150,000 rehab into two fee simple townhouses. The owner is Renovations Unlimited, LLC.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph dating to January 2013:

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Benton Park Home to See Rehab (1911 Congress)

A red brick Benton Park home located at 1911 Congress should soon see a $90,000 rehab, per city permit records.

Below is a recent photograph of the building:

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