By. Chris Stritzel
In an interesting post first reported by NextSTL, a plan has been submitted to the city o redevelop the abandoned Tudor Building at Locust and 10th in Downtown St. Louis in the merging Old Post Office District of Downtown. As seen in the conceptual rendering put out by TWG Development out of Indianapolis. These developers currently hold plans to redevelop two adjacent buildings and turn them into loft apartments in two abandoned historic buildings. The 3 Floor Tudor Building will be the last building to be redeveloped on the block.
As the last building to be redeveloped, plans have been up in the air and not fully decided on what to do with the building. One plan was to demolish the building an build a 2 floor retail/restaurant building at the corner instead. Those plans have fell through the floor since we never heard anything else about this proposed building since the concept was first conceived back in November 2016. Since we no longer heard anything else about this, we supposed it was dead, until today.
Now plans were made public today showing new plan that will bring in a new kind of urban living in downtown. This new concept is townhomes. Proposed is 5 townhomes for the site in what appears to be a reused Tudor building. Judging by the odd shape of the proposed townhouse row, it looks similar to the current Tudor building. Such a recladding of a building of this size will mean that it will give a weird look on a Downtown corner. The building would have one 3 floor home and four 2 floor homes.
Such a design would look like a dogtown townhouse or a Benton park townhouse. While no other information on this available at this time, we can assume this is most likely to move forward if it is a redevelopment of the current building.
Below is the old plan for the building that seems to be cancelled.