By. Chris Stritzel
Earlier this year, it was announced that Garcia Properties, who have redeveloped many buildings throughout the city, has bought and was looking into redeveloping the Grandview Arcade building at 3600 South Grand. They now appear to be eyeing a early fall start for the redevelopment as two projects along Hampton, Mardel Lofts and SOHA Lofts, are completed. Planned are 8 live/work units on the first floor as well as single room offices in the old arcade portion (think Arcade building in downtown). On Floors 2 and 3, there will be 12 apartments. The estimated cost for the rehabilitation project is $5 Million and the missing pieces of Terra Cotta have been kept in storage for future use. The interior also holds onto some of its historic charm.
Garcia recently put a sign up on the Grand facing façade that says, "Investing in St. Louis". The redevelopment of the Grandview Arcade will be significant step forward to make this portion of South Grand more inviting and will strengthen the emerging Gravois Park in the long run. Construction should be complete by Summer/Fall 2019 with a start date sometime in the Fall according to Garcia.