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Six New Townhouses Coming to Bohemian Hill? (1703 S. Tucker)

The St. Louis Redevelopment Company, LLC has applied for a building permit to construct six new townhouses at 1703 S. Tucker (at the corner of Lafayette) in the Bohemian Hill section of the City (technically within the Peabody Darst Webbe neighborhood). The permit is labeled as “zoning only”, which means the city’s Zoning Section must approve the land use for the site prior to any further work or permit issuance.

The architect on the project may be Anthony Duncan, who has been tasked with designing several outside-of-the-box projects in St. Louis.

One such project is a shipping container structure in the Grove, a project that seems to be stalled. Below is the rendering for that project found on Mr. Duncan’s website:

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In this early stage of the Bohemian Hill project, there are no known renderings or sketches of the proposed Bohemian Hill infill. If we discover such images, we will be sure to post them on this blog.

Nevertheless, it is significant that there is a residential proposal for this large and highly visibly vacant lot. For years the entirety of Bohemian Hill seemed to be threatened with demolition by the encroaching Gilded Age development to the west that now includes a Walgreen’s and local grocer Fields Foods. In fact, in the mid-2000s, Gilded Age even produced a rendering that showed the remaining blocks of Bohemian Hill replaced with a combination of new housing and shops.

If approved, this project could solidify the Bohemian Hill remnant’s preservation. Other early 2000s-era infill exists at 13th and Soulard, shown below:

Photo Credit: Built St. Louis

The six townhouses would be constructed on the vacant lot visible in this photograph. The Old City Hospital, now a residential building known as the Georgian, looms in the background:

Photo Credit: Built St. Louis

Click here to read more on Bohemian Hill, including some photographs of the buildings that were demolished to create the Gilded Age development in the now-gone western portion of the neighborhood, at the Built St. Louis website.

Click here for a map of the area.

A.T. Still University Dental School and Clinic to be Built near Old City Hospital (1400 Grattan)

As announced in May 2013, A.T. Still University of Kirksville, Missouri will be constructing a $23 million dental school and clinic at the intersection of Truman Parkway and Park Avenue, technically addressed as 1400 Grattan.

Recently, A.T. Still University’s architect on the project, Cannon Design, held a meeting to discuss the project. They provided two renderings at that meeting. Please watch the Youtube video here. (Hat tip to the urbanSTL forums for this video link).

Or, if you want to see some very blurry screen caps of the above video, check them out below.

Below is the east facade, the primary entrance that will face a rather sizable parking lot. This facade also faces the newly renovated old City Hospital Power Plant building, which now contains the Climb So iLL climbing gym and the restaurant Element.


And here is the west facade facing Truman Parkway / Grattan. The rendering appears to be looking southeast towards the Old City Hospital (now the Georgian Condominiums).


Again—apologies for the low quality captures. If we can locate better renderings, we will post them here.

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Developer Plans Five New Single Family Homes in Lafayette Square (1216-28 Dolman)

Diversified Real Estate Group has plans for five new homes located at 1216 through 1228 Dolman in the Lafayette Square Historic District. A $2 million building permit is on file with the City’s Building Division to construct the five new single family homes. The permit has not yet been issued and must be approved by Zoning since these lots are zoned C - Multiple Family Residential.

The real estate listings for four of the five lots are currently active. Click here to see one such listing while the link is still live. The homes are being marketed as 3 bed, 3 bathroom structures (around 2,100 square feet) priced in the mid-400s.

Below is the sample photo used on the real estate listing, which may be an indication of the style of construction:


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Construction of Grocery Store in Bohemian Hill Well Underway (1500 Lafayette)

Fields Foods, a full-service grocery store, is under construction across from the Old City Hospital (now the Georgian) at 1500 Lafayette in Bohemian Hill. The permit to construct the grocery store was valued at $4.1 million.

Click here to see the Fields Foods website.

According to that site, the store will be a unique, local experience:

A walk through our store is a culinary adventure. We designed a complete shopping experience that places you in the middle of the farm scenes where your food was grown. Walk through the lush fields where our vine-ripened fruits and vegetables were grown. Stroll down urban streetscapes to visit the butcher, the baker, the seafood shack, the deli and more. Stop by our Wine Bar to relax and unwind, or just to make your experience even better. Whether you’re a culinary connoisseur or a newfound foodie, you’ll appreciate the inspired displays in our store and learn from the daily demonstrations in our kitchen. Here, you don’t just buy food. You experience it.

Local foods are the freshest, most nutritious, best tasting products available because we’re able offer them at the peak of vine-ripened freshness. The short travel time keeps our prices low, our food fresh and its nutritional content high. It also helps support our local economy.

Below is a recent photograph of the construction. The building is sited just to the south of the Walgreens and just north of the massive I-44/I-55 interchange.

And here is a rendering of the completed product, from the Fields Foods website:

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Two Family in Lafayette Square Historic District to be Rehabbed? (1028 Dolman)

A two-family building located at 1028 Dolman in the Lafayette Square Historic District (Peabody Darst Webbe neighborhood, officially speaking) is slated for a $140,000 rehabilitation, per city building permit records. The permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a recent Geo St. Louis photograph of the structure:


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Update: Lafayette Square Rehab Progressing (1620-24 Dolman)

The row house building at 1620-24 Dolman in the Lafayette Square Historic District (Peabody Darst Webbe neighborhood) is actively under rehab. The three units are under rehabilitation for $80,000 each by Zumwalt Corporation. The last time we checked into the site, permits had not yet been issued (check out a pre-rehab photo on that blog post).

Now, work is underway. See the recent photograph below.

Long ago, the building’s southernmost member of the row (1624 Dolman) was slated for demolition due to advanced deterioration. The matter went before the Preservation Board, where the request for demolition was denied. Instead, the row of three town houses will remain intact and (most likely) occupied for the first time in quite a while.

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Rehab in Lafayette Square Historic District Now Complete

The former Missouri Carriage Company building at 1410 Dolman has undergone a $100,000 rehab into a single family home. Mica Development essentially rebuilt the front facade and has gut rehabbed the structure.

Below is a photograph obtained from MARIS showing the completed building.

As of the time of this writing, the 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is for sale for $450,000. Click here for the listing, which also contains interior shots.

Geo St. Louis contains photographs of the building prior to rehab:

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1617 Carroll Under Rehab

The structure at 1617 Carroll in the Lafayette Square Historic District (Peabody Darst Webbe neighborhood) is under a $125,000 rehab.

Below is a recent picture of the property:

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The above linked St. Louis Post-Dispatch article is reporting that 1322 Dolman, an old factory building on the eastern edge of the neighborhood (technically in Peabody Darst-Webbe neighborhood) is to be rehabbed into apartments on the top three floors and office space on the lower level. See the article for more details.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Rehab to Begin Soon at 1620-24 Dolman?

Owner Zumwalt Corporation has applied for three separate building permits, $80,000 each, to renovate the three adjoining buildings at 1620, 1622, and 1624 Dolman into single family units (each building is presently formatted for two units). 

Below is a Google Streetview capture of 1620-24 Dolman, on the edge of Lafayette Square (technically in the Peabody Darst Webbe neighborhood).

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