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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Two of Landmarks’ 11 Most Enhanced Awards Presented to Projects in Old North

On Friday evening Landmarks Association of St. Louis presented their annual 11 “Most Enhanced” Awards to outstanding rehabilitation projects in the St. Louis area.  Among the award-winners, two were from Old North.

Nico & Nicole Leone were honored for their rehabilitation of 1408 Wright Street, which they had purchased from Old North St. Louis Restoration Group in 2002.  The two-family home built in the 1890s, features a new interior staircase constructed entirely from reclaimed, 100 year-old lumber and a spectacular, 3rd floor master bedroom suite in what had been unfinished attic space.

The cover of the evening’s program featured before and after photos of the Crown Square redevelopment of the former 14th Street Pedestrian Mall.  The award for that project was presented to Crown Square’s co-developers, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group and the Regional Housing & Community Development Alliance.

A staff member from the office of State Rep. James Morris presented a resolution honoring the Crown Square project to ONSLRG executive director Sean Thomas and RHCDA executive director Stephen Acree.

A staff member from the office of State Rep. James Morris presented a resolution honoring the Crown Square project to ONSLRG executive director Sean Thomas and RHCDA executive director Stephen Acree. Rep. Morris also sent a resolution honoring the Leones' work at 1408 Wright.

Nicole & Nico, on the left, with other award winners, including Stephen Acree (3rd from right), representing RHCDA, and Sean Thomas (2nd from right), representing ONSLRG.

Nicole & Nico Leone (2nd & 3rd from the left) with other award winners, including Stephen Acree (3rd from right), representing RHCDA, and Sean Thomas (2nd from right), representing ONSLRG.

Crown Square in the News
Crown Square has been receiving a good deal of media attention lately, including a mention in a St. Louis Beacon article on Friday about the Most Enhanced Awards.  Click HERE to see the story.
Earlier in the week, both Fox2 News and Channel 11 aired a report about the interest in commercial spaces at Crown Square (and since both news channels run the same stories - with different anchors introducing them - both stations included the same reference to Crown Square as being the “former Gateway Mall” rather than the former 14th Street Mall). 

The Fox2 story included some good views of the sidewalk and new street work in progress along N. 14th Street.

The Fox2 story included some good views of the sidewalk and new street work in progress along N. 14th Street.

The Channel 11 story also provided some good views of the work in progress.

The Channel 11 story also provided some good views of the work in progress.

The two news reports have been posted to the respective stations’ websites (and since both are the same, feel free to pick one of the two links below to see the story):
The Crown Square project also received some positive press courtesy of the May issue of Multi-Family Executive.
And since you might have a little trouble finding that publication at your favorite news-stand, you can click on the following link to download a PDF of the article:  multifamily-executive-article-on-crown-square-may2010.

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