A mixed use building located at 2648 Cherokee Street (in the Gravois Park neighborhood) may soon see a substantial rehab—valued at $450,000 per a city building permit application—into residential and commercial space. The owner is shown to be 2648 Cherokee Properties, LLC. Note that the building permit has not yet been issued.
Below is a recent Geo St. Louis photograph of the structure that is to be rehabbed:
The two side-by-side mixed use structures on the southeast corner of Grand and Gravois (3546 and 3552 South Grand) may soon see a full rehabilitation into apartments with ground floor commercial. The developer is the Lawrence Group. As of right now, there are two permit applications that have no dollar values listed and must be approved by Zoning first. One this approval is issued, the permits may then be issued themselves.
Below is a Google Streetview capture of both buildings:
The Lawrence Group was the developer of the South Side Tower project across the street from this pair of buildings. That project saw the rehab of the historic South Side National Bank building into commercial space with residential above.
Note that the Missouri Housing Development Commission has approved 4% LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit) funds for this project in its Fiscal Year 2012 Application Approvals. See the list of approved projects here—this project is called “Southside Station”.
When we last checked into the $75,000+ rehab of 2900 Cherokee in the Gravois Park neighborhood, the stately mixed use building’s storefront had not yet been restored.
Below is a photograph from a few weeks ago that shows the building to be quite transformed with its new storefront:
And here, for good measure, is the older shot of the building previously posted on this blog (courtesy of Michael Allen), dating to late summer 2012:
ALSO! SIDE NOTE TO READERS: If you’ve noticed the action slowing around this blog, it’s not for lack of enthusiasm. Winter is infamous for a slowdown in rehab projects and new construction, but worry not—there is still a long backlog of projects from late Fall 2012 to cover (not to mention update posts, like this one).
The single family home at 3132 Cherokee Street is being rehabbed at a cost of $30,000. According to the building permit application, the structure will house two units upon completion.
An earlier blog post on this site noted that the building had secured permits. At that time, we were unaware what sort of solution was being proposed for the long lost doorway/porch area, which was destroyed by an errant driver. We can now see that there will be a covered porch on the building, per this recent photograph:
Below is a Google Streetview capture showing the building without its entryway:
A three-story mixed use structure at 2900 Cherokee Street (at Nebraska) is under rehab by WJL Properties, LLC.
Below is a photograph of the building courtesy of Preservation Research Office’s Michael Allen:
The blog Vanishing STL covered the rehab of this building, along with the demolition of the building on the opposite corner, earlier this year. That story contains more photographs of the building as well.
Per that blog post, the building has been extensively worked on for several years. Below is a Geo St. Louis shot of the building under construction in March 2009:
The single family building at 3132 Cherokee Street in the Gravois Park neighborhood has been issued a $30,000 building permit to rehab the structure into a two-family.
Below is a Google Streetview capture from July 2011 that shows the building more or less in its current state:
As you can see, something is missing from the building.
Geo St. Louis contains an older photograph that shows what the building’s entry once looked like:
It is unclear whether this entryway will be restored.
Completed last year, the $115,000 rehab of 3520 Oregon in Gravois Park by Neighborhood Enterprises Inc. saw the conversion of a two family to a single family.
The 3500 block of Oregon is a peculiar one, closed at one end long ago to smooth out a large grade change present in the southern portion of the block. A staircase now connects the portion of Oregon where it meets Miami to the rest of the block. (See here in Streetview).
Below is a recent shot of 3520 Oregon, relatively freshly rehabbed:
A Geo St. Louis photograph from October 2010 shows the former state of the building:
Located just south of Cherokee Street, 3454 Iowa is a former three-family building that has been converted to a single family at a cost of $120,000.
Below is a recent picture of the structure (albeit partially obscured by trees).
Geo St. Louis has some pre-rehab, wintry shots for your viewing pleasure:
The former 6-family building at 3523-27 California in Gravois Park was one of the neighborhood’s worst looking properties back in early 2011.
Vacant since 1997 according to the city records, one might have expected this decaying building would eventually fall victim to the wrecking ball. It is now fully restored.
Take a look at the before photo, from Geo St. Louis:
And now the after photograph, taken yesterday:
The building is now three, for-sale units. It was redeveloped by Millennium Restoration and Development Corp.
Upon review of Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) documents, it appears that the vacant corner building at Grand and Gravois (3552 Gravois) may be rehabbed into affordable apartments. The project is (tentatively?) known as Southside Station. The Lawrence Group is shown to be the contractor. The project is shown here in the application phase. It has since advanced to the “conditional commitment” phase.
Below is a Google Streetview shot of the building.