Preservation Board Agenda

What's happening in our built environment.
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That construction at Russell and Longfellow in Compton Heights will likely be under much scrutiny. There are more than a few NIMBYs in these parts.
I'm really interested to see how they're gonna squeeze ten units onto that small lot at 4301 Maryland. And, of course, how the neighbors will react.
My bet is that at least half if not the majority will have access facing Boyle and the "main" front door is on Maryland.
Haven't seen a site plan, but it's usually surprising to see how many they can fit. Great development form for city infill, btw. Reminds me of this townhome project nearby:

https://nextstl.com/2015/10/townhomes-p ... ah-street/
Preliminary agenda for June. A wave of townhouses and mixes use construction. No demos so far....
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 6-2017.pdf
Final -

Lots of infill in Soulard - Including a 3 story mixed use on Menard, where the contractors accidentally blew up the old corner storefront- Attached townhouses in Fox Park - and the usual "you put in the wrong windows/retaining wall"

By the way - go by 2330 S 12th and check out that renovation - Been past that building a hundred times never realized how cool it was til they started renovation - Hope they can figure out their roof deck and garage

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 6-2017.pdf
Has anything been released on the Waterman proposal?
^ there's been so many infill proposals lately it's hard to remember which stuff we've heard about already and what we're seeing for the first time... like that one on Waterman.
Another huge mixed use building going down on MLK. Wish I had the resources to save some of these. Very depressing seeing an entire commercial corridor fall apart.
imran wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:02 pm
Preliminary agenda for July:
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 4-2017.pdf
what's with the demo's on Swan? new construction?
^ yeah; for four townhomes.... the design looks pretty good but I hate losing modest homes like that. Tough call.

http://www.parkcentraldevelopment.org/w ... 1-Swan.pdf
^ thanks. yeah, those are nice-looking town homes but the existing shotguns contribute some much-needed variety to the street scape (even more so with some fresh, bright paint). those three have a little bit of a New Orleansy vibe. that's one of the reasons i'm liking UIC's infill in Botanical Heights: color.
Any info on that mixed use in Soulard? That looks very promising to add to Russell.
ImprovSTL wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Any info on that mixed use in Soulard? That looks very promising to add to Russell.
The final is up with the Soulard project - looks like density and mass are in keeping with the neighborhood - will add some additional storefronts to Russell


https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 2017-2.pdf
beer city wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:47 pm
ImprovSTL wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Any info on that mixed use in Soulard? That looks very promising to add to Russell.
The final is up with the Soulard project - looks like density and mass are in keeping with the neighborhood - will add some additional storefronts to Russell


https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 2017-2.pdf
Just reading through this - Looks like they recommending to keep the 3 frame buildings on Swan as "contributing" to the district and in their view "in good shape" - Would like to see that get overturned
final agenda
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 2017-2.pdf

The houses on Swan add variety and interest to the nabe. The townhouse proposal (which I like) should ideally be built on one of the numerous vacant lots in the area.
I agree that I'd like to see that recommendation overturned and the three shotguns replaced. They have a certain charm, but they also look like they could use replacing.
All in all, I'd say it's a pretty nice batch of infill.
The Waterman proposal looks interesting. Does anyone have any other information about it?
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 2017-2.pdf

Couple residential demo appeals looming on the august prelim agenda
imran wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:15 am
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 2017-2.pdf

Couple residential demo appeals looming on the august prelim agenda
who the f*ck are these people that want to tear down perfectly good houses? for what? side yards? can't see the Missouri property b/c of all the vegetation, but the house on Virginia is in great condition. f*ck these people. seriously.
Good news for the built environment-- my bro, Randy Vines, has been appointed as the newest member of the Preservation Board by Mayor Krewson. He will also serve on the city's Planning Commission.
^That is fantastic news. Really good to hear it. He'll make a great member.