St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
A Catalog of St. Louis developments, large and small
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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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:

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

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Here is the Lawrence Group site plan being presented:

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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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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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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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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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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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Skinker DeBaliviere Two Family to be Rehabbed (6027-29 Westminster)

A two-family home located at 6027-29 Westminster in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood will be rehabbed by its owner, Richard Wilkes, at a cost of $125,000, per recent building permit activity.

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

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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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