By. Chris Stritzel
In the November 27th Preservation Board Agena document on the city website, a interesting infill project for 1001 Russell Boulevard in Soulard has been found. The new building is a mixed use structure with street level retail and apartments above of those spaces. The planned structure will also have 21 parking spaces that are in the alley of the building. Each parking space serves one apartment in the building. In this case, there will be 21 apartments for, what appears to be, one of St. Louis City’s most popular and fastest growing neighborhoods.
The building will have a design similar to that of the neighboring buildings in the Soulard Neighborhood. So we can expect this to have brown brick. Futhermore, as Greg Johnson on NextSTL points out, this project will join the Trivers designed Russell Apartments at Russell-Gravois-55 down the street and the 7th and Victor project. Combined, all three developments will add 275 apartments to the “hot” market that is the Soulard Neighborhood.
Because this still has to go through the Preservation Board and get approved, it will be a while till we construction on the empty lot that will be replaced by this building. Personally, this project will be a big plus for Soulard as it will draw additional residents to the region and add to the street scape in a great way. The architect for the project is Ebersoldt and Associates based in downtown, so they know our area pretty well.