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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.

Big Rehab, New Tenant Coming to Old Tin Can Tavern? (3157 Morgan Ford)

A $300,000 building permit application is on file with the Building Division of the City of St. Louis to rehab the old Tin Can Tavern space at 3157 Morgan Ford in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. The permit has not yet been issued. The intended use may be another bar and grill.

The owner is Pennpark, LLC, 1750 S. Brentwood.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Tower Grove South Rehabs Progressing (3727 and 3731 McDonald)

Two side-by-side properties in Tower Grove South—one a mixed use building located at 3731 McDonald and the other a four-family at 3727-29 McDonald—are under rehab by Garcia Development.

The mixed use property’s estimated project cost is $60,000. The four-family will become a single family with a $100,000 rehab.

Below is a recent photograph of the progress on the exterior of both buildings. Most notably, the storefront on 3731 McDonald has been transformed.

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The before-shot:

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Tower Grove South Four-Family to be Rehabbed (3908 McDonald)

A four-family located at 3908 McDonald in the Tower Grove South neighborhood will be rehabbed into a three-family by its owner Americo Home Investments, LLC at a cost of $90,000.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Tower Grove South Home to be Rehabbed (4215 Connecticut)

A home located at 4215 Connecticut in the Tower Grove South neighborhood will be rehabbed at a cost of $47,000.

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

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Tower Grove South Mixed Use Building to be Rehabbed (3612-14 Hartford)

A mixed use building at 3612-14 Hartford just off of the popular South Grand strip will soon see a $150,000 rehab by owner Tran Property Investments, LLC.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph of the building, which sits just west of the popular City Diner:

South Grand’s Facebook page has been teasing that “announcements will be made soon” as to the commercial tenant of the building. We will post that information here when we receive it.

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Tower Grove South Home to See Rehab (3802 Juniata)

A single family home located at 3802 Juniata in the Tower Grove South neighborhood will see an $80,000 rehab by owner P2 Properties, LLC.

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

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Tower Grove South Mixed Use Building to be Rehabbed? (4418 Connecticut)

Tucked away from both bustling South Grand and emerging Morgan Ford in the Tower Grove South neighborhood is a mixed use building located at 4418 Connecticut. Its owners, Model Train LLC, intend to rehab the structure at a cost of $150,000. A permit application is on file with the City, but has not yet been issued.

No word yet on proposed use / tenants.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Tower Grove South Properties Under Rehab (3727 and 3731 McDonald)

Two side-by-side properties in Tower Grove South—one a mixed use building located at 3731 McDonald and the other a four-family at 3727-29 McDonald—are under rehab by Garcia Development.

The mixed use property’s estimated project cost is $60,000. The four-family will become a single family with a $100,000 rehab.

Below is a recent photograph of both properties:

Garcia Development has tackled the rehabs of several nearby properties on both McDonald and Utah Place:

See 3862 McDonald here.

See 3838 S. Utah Place here.

See 3822 McDonald here.

Click here for a map of the area.

Tower Grove South Single Family Rehab Completed (3862 McDonald)

A $100,000 rehab of a single family home located at 3862 McDonald in the Tower Grove South neighborhood has been completed. The developer was Garcia Properties.

The rehab involved reconstruction of the cornice and removal of most of the decorative elements, unfortunately. Also missing are the arched windows (now rectangular) and the decorative grates on the basement windows (now glass block).

Below is a recent photograph:

And here is a before shot, from September 2012.

In addition to the rehab, the frame home to its west was torn down to make way for an expanded side yard.

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Tower Grove South Rehab Completed (3624 Hartford)

A single family home at 3624 Hartford in Tower Grove South has been rehabbed into a two-family at a cost of $80,000 by owner 3624 Hartford, LLC.

Below is a recent photograph of the building:

And here is a Google Streetview capture prior to rehab:

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Tower Grove South Corner Building to Receive Rehab (3731 McDonald)

Garcia Properties is tackling a rehab of a vacant mixed use corner building located at 3731 McDonald in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. The permit amount is $60,000.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Tower Grove South Rehab Underway (3900 Utah)

A two-family home at 3900 Utah in the Tower Grove South neighborhood is being converted into a single family by RHS Investments, LLC. The permit amount was $120,000.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure:

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Morgan Ford Project Transforming a Corner of South City (3128 Morgan Ford)

The rehab project underway at a mixed use corner building at 3128 Morgan Ford in the Tower Grove South neighborhood is quickly transforming a once quiet corner.

This blurry Google Streetview capture shows the building’s previous state, with a remuddled storefront that does not match the vintage look and feel of its host building.

The picture below shows the progress made already.

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Gone is the mucked-up storefront and now visible is an old “Hyde Park Beer” painted sign, hinting at the structure’s past as a neighborhood tavern.

Further, the portion of the building facing Hartford is getting a total makeover, with dormers added to a new sloped roof line.

One of the workers on the site (the man visible in bright clothing in the picture) informed STLNABEDEV that at least part of the space being prepared is for a “construction company’s offices”.

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Tower Grove South Home to be Rehabbed (3755 Potomac)

A home located at 3755 Potomac in the Tower Grove South neighborhood will see a $122,000 rehab by Rubicon Corporation. A building permit was issued in that amount on April 2, 2013.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph of the structure from September 2011.

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