UIC's Botanical Grove Development is progressing with several rehab and new construction projects side by side. All properties are located on the 4200 block of McRee in the old McRee Town neighborhood (now called Botanical Heights).
4203 McRee, seen below, is the newest of the bunch and is at present just a foundation in the ground.
4209 and 4211 McRee are two historic rehabilitation projects of classic red brick buildings:
4217 McRee is nearing completion:
4228 McRee isn’t quite as far along.
And finally, 4254 McRee:
All photographs above were obtained from Botanical Grove Homes’ Facebook page (linked here). The photographs date to 12/12/12.
A new single family home is quickly rising in the Shaw neighborhood, located at 4136 Flad (covered previously on this blog here).
Below is a photograph of the bungalow-style structure from Thanksgiving weekend:
GAA Builders has received a building permit in the amount of $165,000 to construct a modular home at 3239 Lafayette in the Gate District.
Below is a Google Streetview capture of the vacant lot in the western portion of the neighborhood near Grand:
A new single family home is under construction at 5951 Jamieson in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood. The permit amount for the structure is $290,000.
Below is a photograph of the construction site.
As construction progresses, we will update you with new photographs.
A new single family home at 4136 Flad is now under construction. The new home was previously profiled on this blog here.
Below is a shot of the excavation for the foundation:
Now, it looks quite different. In the photograph below, 4230 McRee is at left (with the orange trim).
Located on a site in the city’s Wells Goodfellow neighborhood that comprises roughly two city blocks, the 112-unit Arlington Grove development is nearing completion.
Like its sister development North Sarah, Arlington Grove is a large, transformative project that is bringing hundreds of new housing units to an area that suffered from high rates of vacancy and abandonment. But unlike North Sarah, Arlington Grove is not strictly new construction: the old Arlington School, vacant for many years, has been resurrected as a residential building for the Arlington Grove development.
As in North Sarah, the developer is McCormack Baron Salazar. Their description of the project follows:
Unit Count: 112
Street: 1617 Burd Avenue
City: St. Louis
ZIP Code: 63112
Arlington Grove is a 112-unit development that will create a new community in the 22nd Ward of St. Louis City. Spearheaded by MBS, St. Louis Housing Authority, KAI Design & Build and Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, the development plan includes:
Below are a few shots of the development.
One mixed use building and one apartment building that sit flush with Dr. Martin Luther King Drive:
And finally, the old Arlington School, reborn:
So what did the Arlington School look like just a few short months ago? Geo St. Louis contains some old photographs of the structure.
The Arlington Grove development should begin leasing soon.
In May 2012, a sharp-looking Shaw two-family building was demolished following a partial collapse, a rarity for this stabilized and even growing neighborhood.
While the loss of the building was very unfortunate (Geo St. Louis has pictures here), it is perhaps even more remarkable that the lot has already been snapped up and is being built upon.
Below is the second iteration of 4274 Flad, clearly under construction:
Per city records, Paramount Property Development is the owner and the permit amount is $100,000.
NextSTL has the scoop on a 276 unit new loft building proposed for the Highlands Development, a mixed use office park that has been in development since the early 2000s following the demolition of the Arena.
In addition to the new apartment building, a new office building, “Highlands Plaza Four”, will be constructed immediately east.
Below, from the blog post linked above, is a rendering of the apartment building, dubbed “Highlands Park”:
And here is an aerial drawing showing the site of Highlands Plaza Four (but omitting Highlands Park, which would be located just to the west, towards Hampton, in the drawing).
Urban Improvement Construction is building another single family home at 4230 McRee at a cost of $201,000. 4230 McRee is another addition to UIC’s Botanical Grove development, located in the Botanical Heights/McRee Town neighborhood.
The Botanical Grove development includes rehabs as well as new construction, mostly concentrated on the 4200 block of McRee. However, Tower Grove Avenue is also being improved as a part of the development. It will soon be home to City Garden Montessori School, Chouquette bakery, and wine bar-restaurant combo Elaia and Olio.
Below is a recent shot of the building under construction: