St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
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New Single Family Home Coming to the Central West End (4321 Maryland)

A new single family home will be constructed at 4321 Maryland in the Central West End. A $300,000 building permit application is on file with the City. The owner is Ryan Denisi.

The home is located in the Central West End Local Historic District and therefore required City approval of design prior to construction. That approval was granted at the March 2014 Preservation Board meeting.

Below is a drawing of the front facade, obtained from the City’s Cultural Resources Office’s March 2014 agenda:


And here is a Google Streetview capture of the current vacant lot:


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Proposed Opus Mixed Use Tower on Lindell Moves Forward (4643 Lindell)

The proposed $68 million development of a 12-story mixed use apartment building at 4643 Lindell is moving forward. The developer, Opus Group, has applied for a $68 million building permit this week. That permit has not yet been issued.

The mid-rise will house 217 apartments, 10,000 square feet of retail space, a pool, and more. To read more on the Opus tower, please read the nextSTL story. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Below is a rendering of the new mid-rise, courtesy of nextSTL.

The new tower will replace the small American Heart Association building currently on the site.

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Two-Family Building to be Constructed in the Central West End (4384-86 Olive)

A two-family townhouse building will be constructed on two adjacent vacant lots addressed as 4584 and 4586 Olive Street in the Central West End, just west of Gaslight Square. The owner is Fenix Fund, LLC.

The project sought and was granted preliminary approval from the city’s Preservation Board at its February 24, 2014 meeting. Each parcel shows a $200,000 building permit application. The building permits have not yet been issued.

Below is a drawing of the north (primary) elevation of the two homes obtained from the Cultural Resources Office agenda prepared for the Preservation Board hearing:

Click here to read the Cultural Resources Office agenda item reviewing the Olive proposal (page 23 of the PDF).

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Washington Avenue Building to be Rehabbed? (1214 Washington)

The Gothic revival-styled building located at 1214 Washington Avenue in the Downtown West neighborhood may soon be rehabbed by its owner at a cost of $1,000,000, per a recent building permit application. Planned are five residential units and a ground floor commercial space. The building permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building (at center, with the spires):image

Click here for a brief Built St. Louis write up on the building (as well as its shorter neighbor to the west).

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Arcade-Wright Building Rehab Moves Forward (800 Olive)

The rehab of the Arcade-Wright Building in the heart of downtown St. Louis took a step forward yesterday with a building permit application for rehab valued at $75 million. That building permit has not yet been issued.

Construction is expected to begin in a month on the massive complex, which will turn the two interconnected vacant buildings (the Arcade and Wright) into 282 residential units as well as a commercial space in the old arcade portion of the building. Dominium Development, which has already rehabbed the Metropolitan building in Grand Center and the Leather Trades building in Downtown West into lofts geared towards artists, is the developer.

A large portion of the 282 residential units will be affordable. The commercial space will be occupied by an “institutional tenant” rumored to be Webster University.

Below is a photograph of the Arcade-Wright complex obtained from Bill Streeter’s Flickr page:

Below is a shot of the interior Arcade commercial space obtained from the Built St. Louis website:

Click here to read more about the impending Arcade-Wright rehab.

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Building Permit Issued for West Pine Lofts Project (4034 West Pine)

A nearly $15,000,000 building permit has been issued for the proposed West Pine Lofts development at 4034 West Pine in the far eastern edge of the Central West End.

Hallmark Campus Communities, a developer that specializes in student-oriented housing, will construct the 206-unit, 4-story all-residential building. Current plans call for storefronts to face Sarah Street, but these storefronts will be filled with community space and a leasing office—not retail or restaurants. Several small scale industrial buildings on West Pine will be demolished to make way for the sprawling development.

For more details on the development, please read the nextSTL story here.

Below is a rendering showing the Sarah elevation (all photos obtained from the nextSTL story above):

And here is a rendering of the West Pine elevation:

The site plan is shown 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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Home in Skinker DeBaliviere to be Rehabbed (5859 DeGiverville)

A stately home located at 5859 DeGiverville in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood will be rehabbed at a cost of $130,000.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the home (in the center of the photo):

According to city records, the home has been vacant for at least seven years. The owner is Eric Trudo.

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New Home Facing Lafayette Park to Be Built (1414 Mississippi)

A new home will be constructed on a Lafayette Park-facing vacant lot addressed as 1414 Mississippi. The contractor on the permit is shown to be Diversified Real Estate Group.

The building permit valued at $400,000 was issued this week. The home will be one of two constructed on the parcel currently addressed as 1412 Mississippi, just south of Park Avenue.

Below is a rendering of both proposed homes:

And here is a shot of the vacant lot from Geo St. Louis:

Click here for the MLS listing while it is still active.

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Central West End Single Family to be Rehabbed (4270 Delmar)

A large, uniquely-styled single family home at 4270 Delmar in the Central West End will see a $100,000 rehab by owner Storm Properties, LLC. A building permit in that amount was issued this week.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of 4270 Delmar.

4270 Delmar

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Former St. Louis Housing Authority Building in the Central West End to be Rehabbed? (4100 Lindell)

The former St. Louis Housing Authority Headquarters located at 4100 Lindell in the Central West End may soon be rehabbed into a bank (first floor) with apartments above.

The Lawrence Group will present its $5.35 million rehab proposal to the Central West End-Midtown Development Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2013 at 12pm at Park Central’s office (4512 Manchester). The proposal (click here for the agenda item) calls for the rehab of the mid-century modern 4100 Lindell building (24,500 sq. ft.) into 16 market-rate apartments with an Eagle Bank as the primary tenant on the ground floor.

The rehab proposal also calls for the demolition of the adjacent 4108 Lindell building to the west. A parking lot would rise in its place. The existing parking lot located south of 4100 Lindell that formerly served the Housing Authority would be partially converted into a drive-through for the bank. There would be 31 parking spaces for the site in all.

Below is a screen cap of 4100 Lindell obtained from the agenda item:


Below is 4108 Lindell, proposed for demolition for a parking lot:


Here is the Lawrence Group site plan being presented:


If approved, construction would start in July 2014 and would finish in Spring of 2015.

The developers are requesting a 10-year tax abatement. Park Central recommends approval of 10-year tax abatement with the conditions that (1) 4108 Lindell be rehabbed or replaced with another building and (2) that all curb cuts are removed from Lindell and replaced on Sarah / the alley behind Lindell.

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Click the title above to read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story. An excerpt is below.

A project to rehab an abandoned telephone building as apartments will put another stitch in closing the downtown-to-midtown redevelopment gap.

Rick DeStefane, whose main business is nursing homes, heads the partnership that bought the historic Beaumont Telephone Exchange, at 2650 Locust Street. The new owners plan to redo it as about 70 market-rate apartments at the complex that grew in phases between 1902 and 1946.

Renovation work should begin this fall and take 12 to 15 months to complete.

Below is a photograph of the building courtesy of the Post-Dispatch.

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New Alley House Coming to Lafayette Square (1421 Missouri)

A new alley house will be constructed at 1421 Missouri in Lafayette Square at a cost of $300,000.

The home’s design received preliminary approval at the City’s July 2013 Preservation Board meeting. Below are some screen captures from the Cultural Resources Office agenda for that meeting showing the historic model example (HME) submitted for the new construction as well as a drawing of the facade:



The home will sit at the rear of the parcel addressed as 1421 Missouri.

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Forest Park Southeast Home to be Rehabbed (1214 S. Boyle)

A single family home located at 1214 Boyle in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood will be rehabbed at a cost of $90,000 by its owner, 1214 Boyle LLC. (AKA Mangrove Redevelopment).

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph showing the building prior to the start of work:

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Gaslight Square Contemporary Home Under Construction (4211 Washington)

A new Anthony Robinson-designed contemporary home is under construction at 4211 Washington in the Gaslight Square area of the Central West End.

Below is a recent photograph of construction progress:

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