Monday Preservation Board: Soulard Alley House Demo

wrecking-ballComments may be submitted up to an hour before each Board meeting and will be presented to the Board and entered in the meeting record. Email comments to Adona Buford, Preservation Board Secretary at buforda@stlouis-mo.gov

4 pm Monday, December 17, 2018
St. Louis City Preservation Board
Room 2000, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

Online City Calendar Notice

Agenda With Details/Drawings/History of Structures

In Benton Park, 9th Ward
Item A: 3318 Lemp, vacant lot – Revised Plan- Construct Single Family Home instead of 2-Family. This is part of the infill around and rehab of the Worker’s Cottage. – Staff Recommends Approval
Item E: 2907 McNair (listed on Agenda as 7th Ward instead of 9th Ward, a mistake)- Appeal Director’s Denial for Façade alterations – Staff Recommends Upholding Denial. Previously on October Agenda and deferred.

In Central West End, 28th Ward
Item B: 4323 Westminster Place, vacant lots- Construct 4-Unit Condo Building – Staff Recommends Approval

In Compton Heights, 6th Ward
Item F: 2907 Milton – Appeal Director’s Denial on Retaining Wall – Staff Recommends Upholding Denial.

In Soulard, 7th Ward
Item C: 912-914 Geyer, next to Soulard Coffee Garden- Demolish Alley House (Civil War era) & brick privacy fence; Construct 3 Single-Family Row Houses – Staff Recommends Approval. I think I found it on Pictorial St. Louis but it’s on the line between two plates.

In The Ville, 4th Ward Item D: 2720 Marcus, vacant lot – Construct 1-Story Display Home – Staff Recommends Approval

Thursday Hearing On Moving Block Grant $ To Vacant Bldg Demos & Clinton-Peabody Renovations

cdbgActually two more Community Development Administration public hearings.

6-8 pm Thursday, June 28, 2018
Five Star Senior Center
2832 Arsenal

2-4 pm Friday, June 29, 2018
CDA Boardroom, 1520 Market Street #2000

Open to the Public, sign in to testify

City Online Calendar Notice

Proposal is to move $829,109 not spent on programs over to Clinton-Peabody renovations and vacant house demolitions.

List of community and development agencies receiving block grant funds and fund balance.

Some of the unspent funds… $100,000 wasn’t spent by Beyond Housing on the City’s Down Payment Assistance program. $19,000 from three line items wasn’t spent on expanded recreation programs. $45,000 from two line items wasn’t spent on tax prep assistance programs. Haven of Grace serves young pregnant homeless women but didn’t spend $50,000 in grant money.

Stop The Demo! Email Preservation Board Before Monday Meeting

wrecking-ballMake 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
Sign In To Testify
Agenda With Details/Drawings

City Online Calendar Notice

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

Monday Preservation Agenda Includes Demo of High Merit Downtown Bldg

wrecking ball4 pm Monday, November 27, 2017
St. Louis City Preservation Board
Room 2000, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

Agenda With Details/Drawings

City Online Calendar Notice

Central West End
215 York, 28th Ward (Owner/Architect: Andy Holloran//JNS Design, Tobias Strohe/Kay Galligan) – Demolition of 2-Story Warehouse and Construction of 7-Story Hotel.– 11/01/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: AC Hotel planned next to Chase in Central West End

Downtown
300 S Broadway, 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 Apartment/Retail Building.
12/08/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 33-story apartment tower planned for downtown St. Louis

This project will be a short distance from Ballpark Village Phase 2– a 29-Story Apartment/Office Building. 12/14/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Ballpark Village expansion breaks ground, accounting firm PwC named anchor office tenant

All projects are expected to request and receive tax-related incentives.

Updated: Wednesday Planning Commission To Overturn Preservation Board’s Demolition Denial?

Pierre Laclede StatueGood news. Planning Commission has turned down the appeal.

5:30 pm Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
St. Louis City Planning Commission
Conference Room B, 2nd Floor
City Hall West, 1520 Market Street
Open to the Public City Online

Calendar Notice (as you can see, the agenda is not posted with notice and you have to go find it elsewhere)

Agenda & Materials
Item #5 is Overturning Preservation Board Denial of Demolition for 5857-5865 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. See Preservation Board info at the end of pdf.

Two Aldermen sit on the Planning Commission:
22nd Ward Aldermen Jeffrey Boyd
25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn
Contact Information for all Aldermen 

Monday Preservation Board Agenda Includes Soulard Demos

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, April 25, 2016
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000

Agenda

Benton Park
3335 Missouri, 9th Ward (Owner: Lucas Signorelli) – New Construction of single family house on vacant lot

Central West End

4530 McPherson, 28th Ward (Owner: Jacqueline Henmi) – Appeal of Denial to retain landscape walls built without a permit

Downtown

200-444 N 4th, 5th Ward (Owner: Mansion House Center) – Mansion House Center Nomination to the National Register

700-720 N Tucker, 5th Ward (Owner: Globe Building Company) – Midwest Terminal Building (aka Globe Building) Nomination to the National Register

1222 Spruce, 7th Ward (Owner: General Services Administration) – St Louis Mart and Terminal Warehouse (aka Robert A. Young Federal Building) Nomination to the National Register

McKinley Heights
2212-30 Shenandoah, 7th Ward (Owner: Affordable City Homes of St. Louis Inc) – New Construction of 5 single-family detached houses

Midtown
2722-2900 Locust & 2727-2801 Locust, 5th Ward – Expansion of boundaries for Locust Street Automotive District

Soulard

2403-2415 S 7th & 721 Victor (adjacent Polar Wave Lofts), 7th Ward (Owner: Whistler One LLC) – Demolition of existing structures to construct 5-story Apartment Building with 118 Units and 59 on-site parking spaces.

1303 Sidney, 7th Ward (Owner: Rick Radford) – Appeal of Denial of 2-story deck