Sunday, November 25, 2007

Crown Square Financing Complete and Photo Update

Tuesday was another big day in Old North St. Louis. RHCDA and ONSLRG closed on the financing package for the commercial component of the Crown Square project. This portion includes 38 market rate apartments including some live-work units, and about 33,000 sq. ft. of retail space. The buildings included in this component are all on the 14th St. Mall. Construction will start immediately, but will mostly be interior demolition and stabilization for a while.

In other news, construction on the residential component of the project is moving right along. Framing, brickwork, and mechanical installation crews are all over the site. Finish work is proceeding in the two buildings on the 1300 block of Warren. The first shipment of windows will be arriving on site soon as well.

In preparation for interior demolition, trim samples were removed from some of the buildings on the Mall on Tuesday. You can see some of the interior of 2600 and 2601 N. 14th St. in the photos (buildings on either side of the south end of the Mall). Keep in mind that the Peters buildings (JcPenney, 2600) was pitch black except for our flashlights and camera flashes. Complete darkness and a poor floor are not good, so some of the shots are a little blurry. In all, there are 88 new pictures. See the rest on our Flickr page in the Crown Square Set.

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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