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Old Gas Station in Shaw Rehabbed into Catering Facility and Event Space (2232 Thurman)

An old gas station located at 2232 Thurman in the Shaw neighborhood has been rehabbed into a catering facility and event space known as the Social Affair.

Below is a photograph of the rehabbed gas station, now known as Thurman Station, or just “The Station” for short:

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And here is an older, pre-rehab photograph courtesy of Geo St. Louis:

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Four New Townhouses Headed to Lindenwood Park?

Developers of the Lindenwood Lofts and several new homes to the west are apparently attempting to finish the Lindenwood School development, begun in the mid-2000s, and build on all remaining vacant lots. The owner of the remaining lots is Rothschild Development.

[EDIT (4/4/14 at 6pm): We received a tip that Rothschild has sold the lots to another developer. Presently, we’re unsure of the name of the new developer. We’ll update the post again if we find out!]

[EDIT (4/9/14 at 10:30am): The developer may be Rubicon Corp.]

Four new building permit applications to construct townhouses, each in the amount of $150,000, were received by the City late last month. These permits have not yet been issued. The addresses are 3809, 3811, 3815, and 3817 Linden Tree Lane.

In November 2013, the developer constructed three new homes on the streets that bound the development—Mardel and Lindenwood Place. Now all that remain are four lots designed for two townhouse-style buildings on the west side of Linden Tree Lane.

The homes will most likely be built to match their neighbors across the street (see the example below).

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Benton Park Two-Family to be Rehabbed (3005 Salena)

A two-family home located at 3005 Salena in the Benton Park neighborhood will be rehabbed into a single family at a cost of $50,000. The owner is 3005 Salena, LLC.

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

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New Home Under Construction on the Hill (5517-19 Dugan)

A new single family home is under construction on top of two lots addressed as 5517-19 Dugan on the Hill. The permit amount for the construction was $346,000.

Recently, a one-story frame home common to the Hill neighborhood was torn down to accommodate the new house.

Below is a recent photograph of the new construction:

And here is a Geo St. Louis shot showing both the vacant lot at 5519 Dugan (at center) and the now-demolished home at 5517 Dugan (at right). The neighboring house to the west (left) still stands.

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Contemporary Home Rises in Botanical Heights (4319 McRee)

A new contemporary home is under construction at 4319 McRee in the Botanical Heights / McRee Town neighborhood. UIC is the builder/developer. The home is located one block west of their Botanical Grove development that currently includes most lots on the 4200 block of McRee.

Below is the new home at 4319 McRee as seen from its east- and south-facing facades:

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And here is another angle, looking at the structure’s west-facing facade:

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Could a Soulard Industrial Site Be Rehabbed into Residential? (2400-08 S. 9th)

According to the latest City Journal, an industrial property located at 2400-08 S. 9th Street in Soulard may be rehabbed into multi-family units, if approved by City Zoning. The Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 1:30pm in Room 208 of City Hall to discuss this proposal as well as several others. The applicant is KWA Klitzing Welsch.

Below are two Google Streetview captures of the “Polar Wave” building.

Facing north and east towards the building’s main facade:

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Facing south and east towards the side and rear portions of the extensive property:

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If we get any further details, expect a follow up post.

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Benton Park Corner Building to be Rehabbed (3300 Illinois)

A corner building located at 3300 Illinois in the Benton Park neighborhood now shows an active building permit valued at $70,000 to convert the two-family structure into a single family.

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

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Mixed Use Building in McKinley Heights Under Rehab (2100-02 Ann)

A mixed use building located at 2100-02 Ann in the McKinley Heights neighborhood is under rehab by its owner, Andrew Fowler. The building’s previously altered storefront has been removed and is being restored to more traditional standards for a building of its vintage.

Below is a recent photograph of the building:

And here is a Google Streetview shot showing the building prior to storefront restoration:

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Soulard Corner Building to be Rehabbed (2501 S. 9th)

A Soulard corner building that has housed several now-closed restaurants including Lagniappe’s (pictured below) in the mid-2000s and the Tip Top Grill more recently is now under a $100,000 rehab that may bring in another restaurant. The owner is Plowery Real Estate. At this time, we have no information on the restaurant that is set to occupy the building’s commercial storefront.

Below is a photograph of the building:

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Compton Heights Two Family to be Rehabbed (3519 Shenandoah)

A two-family home located at 3519 Shenandoah in the Compton Heights neighborhood may soon be rehabbed into a single family at a cost of $100,000 by its owner, the Building Pros, LLC. A building permit was issued in that amount this week.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Cherokee Four Family Once Threatened with Demolition Now Under Rehab (3006-08 Cherokee)

A four family building located at 3006-08 Cherokee Street that was recently bank-owned and scheduled for demolition in July 2013 is now under a $60,000 rehab by its new owner, Will Liebermann (HJL Cherokee, LLC).

Mr. Liebermann owns and has redeveloped several properties on Cherokee Street west of Jefferson (including, for example, music venue/art gallery 2720).

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

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Compton Heights Home Under Rehab (3321 Shenandoah)

A Compton Heights home located at 3321 Shenandoah is under a $150,000 rehab by owner One Main Street, LLC.

Below is a recent photograph of the exterior of the structure:

And here is an older Geo St. Louis photograph showing the building prior to the start of work:

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Vacant Soulard Corner Building to be Rehabbed (2422 S. 11th)

A vacant corner building located at 2422 S. 11th Street in the Soulard neighborhood will be rehabbed into 2 residential units at a cost of $200,000 by Renovations Unlimited, LLC. 

The building is one of the last remaining vacant and boarded structures in the Soulard neighborhood. A Google Streetview capture is shown below:

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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.

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Soulard Rehab Nearing Completion (1848 S. 10th)

A $156,000 rehab of a Soulard home located at 1848 S. 10th Street is nearing completion.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure:

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