St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
A Catalog of St. Louis developments, large and small
Benton Park Home in Ruins to be Rehabbed? (2924 McNair)

A small Benton Park home missing most of its rear structural elements, located at 2924 McNair, may soon be rehabbed and restored at a cost of $140,000. The current owner is the city’s Land Reutilization Authority (LRA), which does not typically complete a rehabilitation of a property prior to sale. The building may have been sold to a developer with ownership records having not yet been updated. The building permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a photo of the home. At first glance, it may appear fully intact and in fine shape…2924McNair1

But when you view the property from the rear, the extent of the damage is very visible:

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As one of Benton Park’s most distressed properties, a rehab here would go a long way to shoring up an already strong neighborhood.

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Gate District Home to be Rehabbed (2908 Park)

A Second Empire-style home located at 2908 Park Avenue in the Gate District will be rehabbed at a cost of $75,000 by owner City Life Development, LLC. A building permit was issued in that amount this week.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building (the building on the right below):

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Apartment Block in Grand Center under Rehab (3718-22 Cook)

A previously-vacant apartment building located in the Grand Center neighborhood at 3718-22 Cook is now under a $500,000 rehab by owner New Solutions Development, LLC. The set of two buildings, which houses 54 units currently, will be rehabbed into 30 units total. The building permit was issued last week.

Below is a photograph of the exterior of the building:

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The building is located about two blocks east of the much-celebrated mixed-income North Sarah Development, now with a Phase III in planning that would bring development on the east side of Vandeventer closer to the site of this rehab.

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Lafayette Square Warehouse Set for Mixed Use Conversion (1917 Rutger)

A warehouse building located at 1917 Rutger (at Mississippi Avenue) in Lafayette Square may soon be rehabbed into 30 residential units and 1 commercial space according to a recent building permit application. Owner JLSK Properties, LLC has applied for a permit in the amount of $800,000 to rehab the building. That permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Lafayette Square was initially an upscale 19th Century Victorian suburb that was quite a hike from the bustling city (within the confines of today’s downtown). As factories and warehouses began to encroach on the residential district in the 20th Century, the well-heeled residents fled to new wealthy enclaves farther west. Today, in cyclical fashion. some of these warehouses and industrial sites have been converted back into residential uses (the Lofts at Lafayette Square/M Lofts). The warehouse at 1917 Rutger may soon add to those ranks.

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Benton Park Home Under Rehab (2106 Wyoming)

A single family home located at 2106 Wyoming in the Benton Park neighborhood is presently undergoing a $100,000 rehab by owner Goad and Roberts Development, LLC.

Below is a (distorted) Google Streetview capture:

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Patch Single Family Rehab Now Complete (7716 Vermont)

A single family home located at 7716 Vermont in the Patch (South Carondelet) neighborhood has been rehabbed by owner Sam and Sons, LLC at a cost of $200,000.

Below is a shot of the exterior of the home, obtained from the currently-active real estate listing by Garcia Properties:

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And here is the “before” shot, courtesy of Google Streetview:

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Benton Park Home to See Rehab (2930 McNair)

A small home located at 2930 McNair in the Benton Park neighborhood that has been vacant for several years may soon see a $40,000 rehab by owner Michael Radmer. According to the Benton Park National Register of Historic Places nomination, the structure was built in 1888.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the home:

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Forest Park Southeast Home to be Rehabbed (4366 Hunt)

A home located at 4366 Hunt in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood may soon be rehabbed by owner Victor Vitt, Jr. at a cost of $75,000.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Shaw Home Sees Transformation (4031 Shenandoah)

One of the Shaw neighborhood’s most unsightly properties has lost that designation with a $150,000 rehab that restored its front porch and gable elements. The property is located at 4031 Shenandoah. The contractor was BDM Construction.

Below is the after-shot:

And here is the before-shot, courtesy of Geo St. Louis, presenting an odd sight in an otherwise well-kept block:

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Fox Park Two-Family to See Rehab (2625 Armand)

A two-family building located at 2625 Armand Place in the Fox Park neighborhood may soon see a $75,000 rehab by owner Cardinal Capital Consulting, Inc. The building will be rehabbed into a single family. The permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Grand Center Building to See Residential Conversion? (3755 Lindell)

The stately buff brick building located at 3755 Lindell in the Grand Center neighborhood may soon see a $1.7 million rehab into an unspecified number of residential units. A building permit application in that amount was submitted to the city this week by owner Travelers Protective Association of America. The contractor is the Harlan Company. The building permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a recent photograph of the building, which sits in a row of monumental structures across from St. Louis University that is sometimes called the “Lindell Strip”.

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If we receive more information on this development, such as a unit count, we will post it here.

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Marine Villa Home Under Rehab (3453 Wisconsin)

A two-family home located at 3453 Wisconsin in the Marine Villa neighborhood is currently under a $40,000 rehab and conversion into a single family, per a recently issued building permit. The owner is shown on the building permit at Charles Brown, though Geo St. Louis lists the owner as Neighborhood Renewal Partners, LLC.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:

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Rehab of Tower Grove East Home Nearly Complete (3500 McKean)

The $265,000 rehab of a Tower Grove East corner building located at 3500 McKean is nearly completion. Rubicon Corp. is the developer.

Below is a recent photograph of the building:

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And here is a “before” shot, courtesy of Geo St. Louis:

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Formerly Mixed-Use Buildings along 39th Street to be Rehabbed (3901-09 Folsom and 3861-69 McRee)

Two formerly mixed-use buildings located a block apart from one another along 39th Street in the Botanical Heights and Tiffany neighborhoods will be rehabbed by owner Botanical Heights Associates, LLC.

The first, 3901-09 Folsom, is located in the Botanical Heights neighborhood, at 39th and Folsom. The former mixed use complex of buildings will be rehabbed into 13 residential units at a cost of $494,000, per permit records. The building permit has not yet been issued.

Two photographs of 3901-09 Folsom are shown below, courtesy of Geo St. Louis, starting with 3901-05 Folsom:

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And here is 3907 Folsom, in the foreground, located just west of 3901-05:

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The second rehab by Botanical Heights Associates is 3861-69 McRee, located one block south and across 39th Street in the Tiffany neighborhood. The rehab will produce 6 residential units and will cost $235,000. The building permit has not yet been issued.

Below are Geo St. Louis photographs of the building.

The first photo faces northwest on McRee towards the corner unit, which fronts 39th:

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The second photo faces north looking at the interior units on McRee:

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Botanical Heights Two-Family to be Rehabbed (4171 Blaine)

A two-family structure located at 4171 Blaine in the footprint of the second phase of UIC’s Botanical Grove development will be rehabbed into a single family at a cost of $178,000. This rehab sits just to the east of two recently constructed UIC contemporary homes.

Below is a Google Streetview photograph of 4171 Blaine prior to the construction of the two new homes to the west (left):

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This more recent photograph shows 4171 Blaine in the background, situated next to the two new UIC homes.

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A rendering of the rehabbed 4171 Blaine may be seen here, or below:

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