ReBuilding from within

Building Permits Up!

Since taking office in 2015, building permits for the 20th Ward have gone up more than 7-fold from less than $1M in 2014 to over $6M in 2017. Fiscal Year 2018 shows month over month growth for each month. Most of this work is in rehab projects -- addressing vacancy through investment.

Community in Art

Intersect Arts

Built in 1915, the 30,000 sqft former Lutheran seminary building has undergone an extensive renovation to accommodate 25 private artist studios, a dance studio, music recording studio, wood shop, ceramics studio, metal working shop, darkroom, computer lab, commercial kitchen, and a 4,000 square foot gallery space.

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Grandveiw Arcade building in Gravois Park


Long time vacant beauty --- rescued by local developer.

Garcia Properties just bought Grandview Arcade on S. Grand in the Gravois Park neighborhood. Plans to develop into commercial and live spaces, construction to start later this year.

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Chippewa Park kicks off

$12.8M in Rehab Work

A $12.8 million rehab of 16 vacant buildings in the south St. Louis neighborhoods of Dutchtown and Gravois Park is kicking off.

The Chippewa Park project is a partnership of Rise Community Development and Chris Shearman of Lutheran Development Group. It’s one of several redevelopments proposed in the corridor along the eastern portion of Chippewa Street, including plans from Cherokee Street property owner Jason Deem to rehab several buildings in the area.