A small commercial building that fronts on North Boyle but is addressed as 4260 Westminster Place in the Central West End / Gaslight Square neighborhood is now undergoing a $40,000 rehab by owner Jeffrey Raglani. Based on the permit information, the building may be converted to a residential unit.
In May 2010, the building was proposed for demolition under the previous owner, but that demolition was denied by the city’s Preservation Board. More information is available on the Preservation Research Office blog.
Hat tip goes to Jeff Vines (of STL-STyLe fame) for spotting the rehab work getting underway.
Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building, whose brick has begun to spall.
Jeff Vines has also provided a snapshot of a rendering posted on the building.
The CORTEX development, in its second phase, will add to its ranks a rehabbed Southwestern Bell building at 4240 Duncan, to be called the Heritage Building. The recently issued building permit to turn the old warehouse-style building into lab space was valued at $23.5 million. (As an aside, CORTEX also has planned a new MetroLink station near Boyle Avenue, just adjacent to the Heritage Building).
For more information on CORTEX’s Phase Two development in the eastern portion of the Central West End, including plans for MetroLink, see this January 2012 nextSTL article.
Below is a rendering of a rehabbed Heritage Building:
The former commercial building at 4432-34 Olive in the Central West End is nearing the end of its $450,000 rehab.
Below is a recent photograph of the building:
And below is a shot of the building prior to rehab (Google Streetview):
A $9.4 million building permit has been issued to rebuild the fire-destroyed 3949 Lindell Apartment Complex. The July blaze completely destroyed the complex and left dozens of residents homeless.
Below is a photograph (courtesy of Ryan Hildebrand) of the building prior to the July fire:
There has been no word on whether the building will be constructed any differently (with regard to both fire-proofing and exterior design). If we obtain any further information, we will post it here.
On November 5, 2012, a $33,000,000 building permit was issued to Shriners to construct a hospital at 4400 Clayton Avenue in the Central West End.
Read the following December 2011 story from the Post-Dispatch for more information.
When we receive an updated rendering, we will post it here.
For years the stately single family home at the corner of Washington Place and Lake sat vacant and boarded, a relative rarity for this neighborhood and an extreme rarity for such a large home. A $300,000 rehabilitation by McKelvey Homes has restored the mansion.
Below is a recent photograph of the completed rehab:
Developers X3 intend to build three new single family homes on adjacent empty lots in the northern portion of the Central West End. The homes will be located at 4357, 4361, and 4365 Washington.
Below are MARIS photos/renderings of each building, starting with 4357:
Here is 4361:
And here is 4365:
This block of Washington was one of the Central West End’s most vacant and empty for a long while. Nicki Dwyer’s excellent Central West End Guide blog has covered the resurgence of the 4300 block of Washington. If they come to fruition, these three homes will only further improve this part of the Central West End.
A new medical building—Gateway Digestive and Liver Center—is being constructed at 4510 Delmar in the Central West End at an estimated cost of $1 million.
Below is a recent photograph of construction activity:
Most recently, the site was a large vacant lot. Geo St. Louis gives a visual:
As construction progresses, photographs will be posted here. Likewise, if we discover a rendering of the intended final product, we will post it here.
Urban Improvement Construction recently announced that they are pre-selling four new row house units in Gaslight Square at 4161, 4163, 4165, and 4167 Olive. The development is currently known as Olive Green and will incorporate “green” elements in construction.
A (small) rendering is provided on their website.
More details on the development, including interior layouts and pricing, are available here.
Ebersoldt + Associates has been selected as the architect for the Laclede Lofts project, located at 3965 Laclede in the extreme eastern portion of the Central West End nearest to St. Louis University’s campus. Plans are to convert the building to loft apartments serving SLU students.
Below is a photograph of the building dated December 6, 2011. The building is in a very similar state today (though the neighboring building to the west has been demolished). The photo is from Ebersoldt + Associates’ Facebook page.
Their Facebook page also contains a rendering: