The $9.8 million rehab of the St. Louis Stamping Lofts, part of the Farmworks development in the city’s Near North Riverfront neighborhood, is well underway.
The Stamping Lofts will house 56 affordable studio apartments geared towards veterans, the homeless, ex-offenders, and other special needs/at-risk populations. The goal of the Farmworks project is to connect these populations with job opportunities on-site, as the other buildings in the Farmworks complex (addressed at 101-125 Cass) will include an urban farm and green business incubator. More information about the development may be found on its website here.
Below is a recent photograph of the structure at 219 Cass, the residential component of Farmworks:
A different angle:
The rehabbed building will soon welcome travelers on the nearby new Mississippi River Bridge (also under construction) to a more sustainable, attractive Near North Riverfront.
Below is a small photograph from Farmworks’ site that shows the building in its previous state of ruin, having suffered a partial collapse following high winds last year (at left). The structure is shown stabilized at right.
Rehab photographs were provided by Ryan Albritton.
The Riverview-West Florissant Development Corporation is tackling a $115,500 rehab of a single family home located at 5609 Goodfellow in the Walnut Park West neighborhood.
Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph showing the structure prior to rehab work:
The single family home at 3132 Cherokee Street is being rehabbed at a cost of $30,000. According to the building permit application, the structure will house two units upon completion.
An earlier blog post on this site noted that the building had secured permits. At that time, we were unaware what sort of solution was being proposed for the long lost doorway/porch area, which was destroyed by an errant driver. We can now see that there will be a covered porch on the building, per this recent photograph:
Below is a Google Streetview capture showing the building without its entryway:
The CORTEX development, in its second phase, will add to its ranks a rehabbed Southwestern Bell building at 4240 Duncan, to be called the Heritage Building. The recently issued building permit to turn the old warehouse-style building into lab space was valued at $23.5 million. (As an aside, CORTEX also has planned a new MetroLink station near Boyle Avenue, just adjacent to the Heritage Building).
For more information on CORTEX’s Phase Two development in the eastern portion of the Central West End, including plans for MetroLink, see this January 2012 nextSTL article.
Below is a rendering of a rehabbed Heritage Building:
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 $100,000 building permit has been issued to SS Investing Group, LLC to fully rehab the single family home at 4022 Castleman in the Shaw neighborhood. The home is next door to another recent rehab covered on this blog, 4020 Castleman.
Below is an October 2010 photograph of 4022 Castleman courtesy of Geo St. Louis:
The corner building at 2801 Wyoming in the Benton Park West neighborhood is a heavily frayed mixed use structure that was perhaps a redevelopment long shot in the near term.
Yet Phoenix Redevelopment Group has taken up the task and has been issued a $328,900 permit to fully rehab the building (which the Assessor classifies as a two-family) into 3 units.
Below are some Geo St. Louis photographs of the structure from 2009; its condition today is largely the same.
And here is an oblique view that shows the building’s California Avenue facade.
A $45,000 building permit has been issued for interior and exterior alterations at 2117 Withnell in the Benton Park neighborhood. The permit is for the building’s western half.
Below is a photograph of the entire building. 2117 Withnell is at left.
A building permit in the amount of $80,000 has been issued to the owner of 2813-14 N. 13th Street in the Old North St. Louis neighborhood. The permit is for conversion of a four family to a two family.
The home is extensively deteriorated, but has been stabilized in the past.
Below is a Google Streetview capture dating to August 2011.
A commercial building at 3773 Kossuth in the Fairgrounds Neighborhood is under a $75,000 rehab by owner Ruben B. Hicks.
Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph of the building prior to rehab work: