St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
A Catalog of St. Louis developments, large and small
Washington Avenue Building to be Rehabbed? (1214 Washington)

The Gothic revival-styled building located at 1214 Washington Avenue in the Downtown West neighborhood may soon be rehabbed by its owner at a cost of $1,000,000, per a recent building permit application. Planned are five residential units and a ground floor commercial space. The building permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building (at center, with the spires):image

Click here for a brief Built St. Louis write up on the building (as well as its shorter neighbor to the west).

Click here for a map of the area.

Loft Conversion Underway (2200 Locust)

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:

Click here for a map of the area.

Downtown West Snags $1.2 Million Warehouse-to-Residential Rehab (2200 Locust)

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:

Click here for a map of the area.

1500 Washington Under Rehab

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:

Click here for a map of the area.

Avalon Theater Partially Reconstructed Inside City Museum

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:

Click here for a map of the former location of the Avalon.

Click here for a map showing City Museum’s location.