St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
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Unique Building Reuse in Franz Park Completed (2152 Blendon)

An old church building at the western edge of the city in the Franz Park (Dogtown) neighborhood has been converted into a single family with a “studio”, according to permit records (what type of studio is unspecified). The address is 2152 Blendon Place. The building was rehabbed for $32,000.

The property actually contains two buildings. In the Google Streetview capture below, the low-slung stone building barely visible to the north is included on the parcel.

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Update: Marine Villa Structure Rehabbed (3408 Wisconsin)

A Marine Villa building vacant for over 20 years has been rehabbed at a cost of $210,000. The structure type is shown as “commercial”, so the building may be used as offices.

Below is a recent photograph of the nearly completed rehab:

And here is a Google Streetview capture showing the building prior to rehab:

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Single Family Home in Dutchtown Rehabbed (3404 Meramec)

A bungalow-style single family home at 3404 Meramec in the Dutchtown neighborhood has been rehabbed by the Bevo Realty Group for $65,000.

Below is a recent shot of the building:

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Update: New Single Family Home at 4274 Flad in Shaw Nearly Complete

The new single family home at 4274 Flad in the Shaw neighborhood is nearing completion. This is the first of two new single family homes currently under construction in Shaw.

This site was once home to a two-family building that suffered a rear collapse. The building was later demolished. While some in the neighborhood mourned the loss of a historic building in such an intact district, the site was not vacant for long. The demolition of the old two-family was completed in May 2012; a permit for the new construction below was issued in July 2012.

Below is a recent photograph of the nearly completed building:

And here is a shot of the building prior to its brick cladding:

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Update: Rehab of 4432-34 Olive in the Central West End Nearing Completion

The former commercial building at 4432-34 Olive in the Central West End is nearing the end of its $450,000 rehab.

Below is a recent photograph of the building:

And below is a shot of the building prior to rehab (Google Streetview):

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Click here for the earlier story on this website.

Habitat for Humanity Brings Five New Single Family Homes to Carondelet (1020 through 1032 Bates)

Habitat for Humanity of St. Louis has completed construction on five new single family homes in the 1000 block of Bates Street just east of Grand.

Below is a shot of two of the homes (when they were still under construction) along with a rendering of the streetscape with all five homes. The image is from "The Art of Construction" blog.

Habitat has secured African refugees as homeowners for this particular group of homes. Read the related St. Louis Beacon article here for their story.

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Mixed Use Building in Lindenwood Park Sees Rehab (6500 Arsenal)

A mixed use building at 6500 Arsenal in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood has been rehabbed at a cost of $75,000.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure:

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Single Family Home in Bevo Rehabbed (4082 Burgen)

A single family home at 4082 Burgen in the Bevo neighborhood has been rehabbed at a cost of $30,000.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure. Apologies for the blurry, nearly-night shot.

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Princeton Heights Two-Family Sees Rehab (5432 Rhodes)

The two-family structure at 5432 Rhodes in the Princeton Heights neighborhood has been rehabbed into a single family at a cost of $151,000, per permit activity.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure (apologies for the blurry, nearly-night cell phone picture):

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Boulevard Heights Single Family Rehabbed (7206 Eugene)

A single family home located at 7206 Eugene in the city’s Boulevard Heights neighborhood has been rehabbed at a cost of $40,000.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure:

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Shaw Two-Family Rehab Completed (4059 Shenandoah)

The two-family building at 4059 Shenandoah in the Shaw neighborhood has received a $70,000 rehab.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph of the building while it was still under rehab. (Please pardon the obtrusive tree).

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Tower Grove East Single Family Home Rehabbed (3301 Pestalozzi)

A single family home at 3301 Pestalozzi in the Tower Grove East neighborhood has been rehabbed at a cost of $19,000.

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

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Three Four Families Rehabbed in Hyde Park (2018-20, 2022-24, and 2026-28 Mallinckrodt)

Three four-family structures in Hyde Park have been rehabbed as a part of the Hyde Park South Development. The structure at 2018-20 Mallinckrodt was rehabbed for $600,000; 2022-24 was rehabbed for $497,000; and 2026-28 was rehabbed for $497,000. Each structure is now a three-family.

Below is a recent photograph of 2018-20 Mallinckrodt:

And here is a photograph of 2022-24 and 2026-28 Mallinckrodt:

Below is a Google Streetview shot of all three buildings prior to rehab (in Fall 2011):

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St. Louis Housing Authority Buildings in the Tiffany Neighborhood Rehabbed (3860 Park Avenue)

The St. Louis Housing Authority has rehabilitated a series of buildings clustered at the southeast corner of Park and 39th Street in the Tiffany neighborhood near St. Louis University Hospital. The rehab cost $403,734 for the 12 units (unit count is per Geo St. Louis).

Below is a recent photo of the rehab, which restored the old storefront look to the corner building:

And here is a Google Streetview shot from June 2011 showing the buildings prior to rehab:

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Update: Botanical Heights Single Family Now Restored (4259 Lafayette)

A single family home in Botanical Heights (old McRee Town) has been rehabbed at a cost of $55,000. Click here to read the previous post on this rehab.

Below is a recent photograph of the completed rehab:

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is currently for sale for $179,900. Click here for the listing, which also contains interior shots. [Note: link will expire when the home is taken off the market].

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