St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
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Gate District Home to be Rehabbed (2908 Park)

A Second Empire-style home located at 2908 Park Avenue in the Gate District will be rehabbed at a cost of $75,000 by owner City Life Development, LLC. A building permit was issued in that amount this week.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building (the building on the right below):

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Remarkable Transformation in the Gate District Now Complete (2714 Lafayette)

A mixed use building located at 2714 Lafayette in the Gate District has undergone a remarkable rehab from a blank facade to an attractive historic building. The owner is Tuxedo Park Leasing, LLC. A firm known as Spry Digital occupies a portion of the rehabbed building. For interior shots, click here.

Below is the “before” shot of 2714 Lafayette:

And here is a recent photograph showing the completion of facade restoration:

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Vatterott plans to build 25 homes in the City’s Gate District. Read more about the project by clicking the linked title to the Post-Dispatch article.

See the rending from that story below:

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Gate District Commercial Rehab Progresses (2714 Lafayette)

A commercial building located at 2714 Lafayette in the Gate District is undergoing a remarkable transformation into 15,000 square feet of commercial space. More information on the $400,000+ rehab is available here.

Below is a recent photograph of the building:

The “before” shot is nearly unrecognizable at this point:

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Gate District Single Family Under Rehab (2831 Lafayette)

A $150,000 rehab is underway at 2831 Lafayette in the Gate District. On an adjacent parcel, an addition is being constructed at a cost of $50,000, per building permit records.

Below is a recent photograph of the construction activity:

And here is a shot prior to the start of the rehab from Geo St. Louis:

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Gate District Single Family to See Rehab (2831 Lafayette)

A single family home located at 2831 Lafayette in the Gate District will be rehabbed at a cost of $150,000 by owner “Lafayette and Oregon Townhomes, LLC”.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph of the building:

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New Modular Home Headed to the Gate District (3239 Lafayette)

GAA Builders has received a building permit in the amount of $165,000 to construct a modular home at 3239 Lafayette in the Gate District.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the vacant lot in the western portion of the neighborhood near Grand:

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New Single Family Home Completed in the Gate District (3017 Caroline)

A new suburban-style single family home has been constructed in the Gate District at 3017 Caroline.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure, which was built at a cost of $102,000 per building permit records.

This portion of the block previously lacked a sidewalk (this Dotage St. Louis blog post shows some circa 2009 Google Streetview photos of the block), so the completed home has not only filled in a vacant lot but has improved the neighborhood’s pedestrian network as well.

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Commercial Building at 2714 Lafayette to Become Offices

A commercial building located at 2714 Lafayette in the Gate District is soon to be rehabbed into offices. The developer is Lafser and Associates. The permit amount is $400,000. Tuxedo Park Leasing will be leasing the building.

Tuxedo Park has nominated the building to the National Register of Historic Places and has already proceeded to remove a stucco facade from the building with a prior building permit. Below is one of their photographs of the building post-stucco:

And here is an older Geo St. Louis photograph of the building, prior to removal of the stucco facade:

One of the tenants will be Spry Digital, according to the Tuxedo Park website.

When fully rehabbed, the visual transformation will be even more dramatic.

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2733 Rutger in the Gate District Rehabbed

The two-family structure at 2733 in the Gate District has been rehabbed into a single family by Fourjay Properties, LLC at a cost of $50,000.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph from March 2012 showing the building being worked on:

When we obtain a photograph of the structure in its finished state, we will post it here.

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Pair of Two-Families in Gate District to be Rehabbed

Park Avenue Place LP is rehabbing two adjacent two-family structures, located at 3503 and 3505 Park Avenue in the Gate District, just east of St. Louis University’s Medical Campus. Each rehab is priced at $50,000. Work should begin shortly.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the pair of buildings:

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A Corner of the Gate District Completely Transforms

The northwest corner of Lafayette and Compton in the Gate District was not very welcoming as of a short time ago. Earlier this year, two structures at the corner were rehabilitated, and a onetime dark spot in the neighborhood now shines brightly.

3201 through 3211 Lafayette were a series of boarded up commercial/mixed-use buildings. Below is a BEFORE shot of the buildings from Geo St. Louis, starting with 3201 Lafayette on the east and going west to 3211 Lafayette.

Today, taken together, the properties look like this (photo source).

The project has added five new townhouse units to the neighborhood. 

For more photographs of the Lafayette Townhomes development, including interior shots, click here.

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