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Two Substance Abuse Treatment Centers Coming to South St. Louis (4066 Dunnica and 3634 Gravois)

Two substance abuse treatment centers to be administered by Preferred Family Healthcare are underway in south St. Louis. The first, for adolescents, will be constructed on a vacant lot on Gravois just west of Grand (3634 Gravois) in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. The second, for adults, is currently under construction at 4066 Dunnica in the Dutchtown neighborhood.

See more information on the two centers from a Press Release dated November 1, 2013:

The Dunnica Ave. adult facilities will be a 24,000-square-foot building situated on 1.15 acres, featuring 16 residential beds, 12 offices, 2 nurse’s stations, doctor’s office, community/recreation rooms and enclosed courtyard area. Construction will be headed up by T.S. Banze, and costs are estimated at $5.8 million. The building should be completed by September 2014. Once the facilities open, it expects to treat approximately 900 consumers annually.

The Gravois Ave. adolescent facilities will be a 24,000-square-foot building situated on 1.5 acres, with many of the same amenities as the Dunnica Ave. location, with the addition of a family visitation area. Construction will be headed up by RC Excavating, and costs are estimated at $5.6 million. The building should be completed by June 2015. Once open, the adolescent facilities will treat approximately 120 consumers annually.

A rendering of the Dunnica facility is shown below:

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A rendering of the Gravois facility is shown below:

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The two facilities will be located approximately one mile from one another.

Click here for a map of 4066 Dunnica.

Click here for a map of 3634 Gravois.

Dutchtown Home to See Full Rehab (4624 Virginia)

A $178,000 building permit has been issued to Vatterott Construction for the rehab of a two-family building at 4624 Virginia in the Dutchtown neighborhood into a single family.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph of the structure, dating to September 2011.

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Southtowne Apartments Project in Dutchtown Underway (Delor and Spring)

The Southtowne Apartments project in Dutchtown at Delor and Spring is well underway.

A February 5, 2013 article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Building Blocks blog has the details:

Underway in south St. Louis is redevelopment of the Southtowne Apartments, a complex on South Spring Avenue near St. Mary’s High School.

The St. Louis Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance and the Dutchtown South Community Corp. are doing the $9 million project jointly. Some redone apartments will be available this month. When completed, Southtowne will have 40 rehabbed units and 11 new apartments.

RHCDA, a non-profit housing developer, is reconfiguring the site by demolishing 15 buildings, rehabilitating the remaining 10 and constructing six new buildings. The result will be 51 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and a management office.

Below are recent photographs of a portion of the site.image

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Single Family Home in Dutchtown Rehabbed (3404 Meramec)

A bungalow-style single family home at 3404 Meramec in the Dutchtown neighborhood has been rehabbed by the Bevo Realty Group for $65,000.

Below is a recent shot of the building:

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