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Friday, April 2, 2010

A Patch Neighborhood Landmark to See New Life?

The former Coca-Cola Syrup Plant at 8125 Michigan in the Far South City's Patch neighborhood may soon see new life as lofts and, potentially, the Lemp Brewery as a ground floor tenant. (Link to an April 2009 UrbanSTL discussion on the redevelopment).

A building permit in the amount of $11 million was just applied for yesterday--does this mean work will commence shortly?

Google Streetview Capture

At any rate, I will be a cheerleader of Pinnacle Entertainment's new River City Casino complex if it proves to be a catalyst for development in two of St. Louis's most historic but overlooked neighborhoods--Carondelet and the Patch.

(In semi-related news, building permits are WAY up in 2010 in the City of St. Louis compared to last year. I'll provide figures as soon as I get them).


Matt Fernandez said...

Just added a building permit to the total this morning.

Matt M. said...

Congrats! I actually asked my dad if he had seen one come in on North Market because you had Facebooked it yesterday. Exciting...I love the Facebook pictures, too! said...

Wonder if it's the same developer (Steins) as from when I posted a piece about the Syrup in 2008:

Matt M. said...

It is, Toby. Sorry, should have included that in the post!

samizdat said...

Aye, 'tis a fine, handsome building. I'll assume that the ugly block windows will be replaced. Got the permit, assuming they also have the money to do the job.

Vanishing STL said...

Steins Broadway is the developer and Ebersoldt + Underwood Architecture (the firm I am with) is the architect. Steins closed on the HUD backed construction loan on Thursday. We have been waiting for almost 2 years for this.

Yes, the glass block will be removed and replaced with historically appropriate factory style windows.

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