The rehab of the stately warehouse located at 2200 Locust in Downtown West into 27 apartments with ground floor commercial is well underway. The building has been rebranded as the Lacassian Lofts. The project website is located here.
Below is a recent photograph of the work being done.
You can see from looking at an earlier photograph from below that crews are working on restoring the building’s cornice:
Paramount Property Development has been issued a $1.2 million building permit to rehab an old warehouse at 2200 Locust into a residential building with commercial on the ground floor. A planned unit total was not available.
Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:
The building at 1500 Washington in Downtown West is under a light rehab ($10,000).
According to the nextSTL forums, the second floor office space will be home to Ignition Tank, a small business incubator for budding entrepreneurs. The first floor will be a shared meeting space of sorts. Follow the link provided to Ignition Tank’s Facebook page, where there are photos of the interior of 1500 Washington under rehab.
Below is an exterior shot of the building from Google Streetview:
The onetime beloved Avalon Theater, located at 4225 S. Kingshighway in the Southampton neighborhood, was demolished without much ceremony in January of this year.
Luckily, the venerable Downtown West institution City Museum has acquired a portion of the building’s art deco facade and has reconstructed it.
Below is a picture of the partially reconstructed building inside City Museum, from their own Facebook page.
The building in its former state may be seen below, courtesy of Built St. Louis: