Above: Congressman William “Lacy” Clay, RHCDA President Stephen Acree, Alderwoman April Ford Griffin, Mayor Francis Slay, ONSLRG Board President John Burse, and ONSLRG Executive Director Sean Thomas prepare to cut the ribbon at 2315 N. 14th Street on Oct. 26. Before and after photos of this building were posted on this site on September 9 (Revitalization in Progress).
As noted in earlier posts, this development involves rather dramatic historic rehabs of nine buildings that were severely deteriorated. The transformation of these vacant eyesores into beautifully restored architecturally significant structures not only benefits the 32 families able to get into high quality, affordable apartments but also is stimulating sales of new construction homes nearby. The final two buildings in this development are nearing completion. One of these, 1423-27 Monroe, required an almost complete re-construction from the foundation up, after the western half collapsed. The following photos show this building before the collapse and nearing completion of the reconstruction and rehabilitation.