By. Chris Stritzel
The dynamic evolution of the Grove continues with a project originally proposed in August 2016. The corner of Chouteau and Taylor avenues is going to look different by March 2020 thanks to a 3 Floor apartment building being re-proposed to the Park Central Development Group. The small project will be a nice corner filler for the Grove and will complete the development of block bounded by Taylor-Chouteau-64-Newstead. Developer All Above Development LLC plans to construct the 3 floor structure beginning in March 2019 according to the latest Park Central Development Committee Agenda. The project will not ask for incentives from the city.
The 3 floor building could technically be called "mixed use" as there are 7 apartments (6 on the upper two floors and one on the first) and a small, 500SF non-residential space on the first floor which could be used for a café. There will be 10 parking spaces as part of this project, 4 covered and 6 on a parking lot. All Above Development recently completed the Home2 Suites Hotel and the Aventura Apartment Complex located directly next door to this specific project while also completing townhouses at Tower Grove & Chouteau. Another project not affiliated with All Above is Station G's new office in an old Laclede Gas building. 4475 Chouteau will also add to the street wall on Taylor even though the developments are suburban by design.
The new building is recommended for neighborhood support and approval by Park Central. The design, while minimal on brick, seems poised to fit in with the neighborhood more than the other development nearby as it is built directly up to the street corner. While it is a small project (extremely tiny), it will add to the continued growth and revitalization of the Grove. Total cost of 4475 Chouteau: $1.35 Million. Parker Associates of Tulsa Oklahoma is the architecture firm.
The Grove's Boom
Here is a list of projects on going, proposed or slated for the Grove.