Make Your Voice Heard. Email Preservation Board. Contact information at end of post.
4 pm Monday, February 26, 2018
St. Louis City Preservation Board
Room 2000, 1520 Market
City Hall West
Open to the Public
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Agenda With Details/Drawings
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300 S Broadway, Downtown, 7th Ward (Owner/Architect: St. Louis Community College/HDAI Architects/Jack Holleran) – Demolition of occupied 6-Story Building of Merit (built 1890’s) and Construction of 33-Story Luxury Apartment/Retail Building.
Per Preservation Board Agenda: “At the December 18, 2017 Preservation Board meeting, an identical preliminary review proposal was considered. The Board approved demolition of the existing building with the following conditions: (1) that the original Clark and Broadway facades from the 1890s building be retained and incorporated in the design of the tower; (2) that the apartment tower must have at least 75% glass curtain walls on all four facades of the new construction; (3) final design and materials be approved by the Preservation Board; and (4) the demolition approval is withheld until a building permit is approved.”
12/19/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Downtown apartment tower should keep historic facade, Preservation Board says
However, the developer says retention and reuse of the facades is too expensive. That’s interesting since the developer’s 7-level parking “podium,” known to you and I as a parking garage, will have the most expensive cladding for a parking garage ever.
Action by the Board of Aldermen intended to force the Preservation Board to approve demolition- 20 year tax abatement by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar– was adopted by a 17-8 vote after intense debate.
8 No Votes. That’s a big deal. Development bills are considered aldermanic privilege bills. You do not rock the boat or your bills will get held up.
2/18/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis aldermen approve 20-year tax abatement for 33-story apartment tower downtown
2/24/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Downtown apartment tower heads back to Preservation Board
Cultural Resources Staff now recommends approval of demolition without the facade use requirement.
This project will be a short distance from Ballpark Village Phase 2– a 29-Story Luxury Apartment/Office Building.
12/14/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Ballpark Village expansion breaks ground, accounting firm PwC named anchor office tenant
Also on Monday’s Preservation Board Agenda…
3012 Longfellow, Compton Hill, 6th Ward – construction of single family home
2220-22 Menard, Soulard, 7th Ward, this was the gas explosion site – the mixed use plan has been nixed and now the plan is construction of two story single family home See Agenda link for other items.
Contact the Preservation Board using the email form here
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman