As you walk, bike and drive down our tree lined streets, please take notice of all the newly developed buildings in Shaw. Our neighborhood is blossoming and ranks as one of the most popular living destinations in the metro area.
The Shaw Neighborhood Housing Corporation www.shawhousing.org has facilitated these developments through tax abatement assistance, property acquisition and resale, connecting developers with opportunities, and educating developers on historic tax credit opportunities and market data information. In addition, SHNC helps promote and market the properties for resale. Thank you to all the developers who have taken risks and spent 100,000s of dollars on construction while creating 100s of jobs in Shaw.
4020 Castleman- Developer Grand Home Solutions www.grandhomesolutionsinc.com Scott and Christy Vogel have developed many houses in Shaw and also own Shaw rental property. They believe in Shaw and have constantly pushed for the top resale price per sq. ft. in the neighborhood. They demand high prices based on their attention to detail and beautiful finish products. They pay attention to historic features and provide buyers with typical amenities like large master suites, large closets, 2nd floor laundry, and large carports. The home at 4020 Castleman is priced at 245,000. 3 bedroom/2.5 bath
4063 Castleman- Developer Garcia Properties- www.gpstl.com/ Garcia Properties has also completed many properties in Shaw and always do a fantastic job. They are developers who start and finish the job in a timely manner and at an ultra high level. They recently sold 4012 Shenandoah for $296,000 and it was one of the first energy star rated homes built using an existing shell. They are in the final stages of completing this 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home. Pricing to be determined.
4136-38 Flad David and Amanda Baca with construction services from UIC design/construction www.uicstl.com The Baca’s will be moving from another street in the neighborhood to build a 2200 sq. ft bungalow style home on two vacant lots. The home will be energy efficient and add to the character of the street. Amanda and Dave are passionate about the home and the neighborhood. UIC is repsonsible for the City Garden School http://www.citygardenschool.org design and construction on Tower Grove Ave and for the renovations and new construction on 4200 Mcree in Botanical Heights www.botanicalheightshomes.com. I look forward to the ground breaking.
4274-76 Flad Kyle Miller from Paramount Property Development for Kate and Andrew Toussaint Yes, another new construction home in Shaw! The foundation will be poured next week. This one will be slightly larger and a more traditional design which blends well with the other homes on the block. Andrew, Kate and Kyle have been very patient as this development opportunity has unfolded. Andrew and Kate love Shaw and are moving from the Washington DC area. They searched all over Shaw for quite some time before deciding to build a new home on Flad. Kyle Miller has an excellent track record for property development in Shaw and all around the City of St. Louis. He is responsible for the Magnolia condo project at Thurman and Magnolia.
4152 Shenandoah- Andrew Cummings flies a little under the radar but always creates a top notch product. He recently completed and sold a property on Cleveland and just finished the Shenandoah property. 4152 Shenandoah is simply gorgeous. It has hard wood floors, tall ceilings, open kitchen and dining room, master bedroom and master bath. The home has great closet space and a large second floor laundry room. Each project he does gets a little better than the previous. The home is around 2800-3000 sq. ft. It should be on the market shortly. Craig Sheilds from Resitect,www.resitect.com/, provided all the Tax Credit consulting and is a great resource for working with this incredible incentive program.
4006 Shenandoah- Samir Niksik from FoCa Construction will handle the development of this large and beautiful shell. He was recently approved by the city to purchase the property and complete the renovation. Samir is already working on three other renovations in Shaw. From the looks of previous projects, Samir will add another beautiful home to an already fantastic block. It is about 2200 sq. ft and will likely be a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home. Walking distance to Tower Grove Park and Thurman Grill make this a highly desirable location. Samir believes the home will be constructed within 4-6 months.
4217 Russell- Novus Development with construction services provided by Grand Home Solutions will develop this long vacant home into an attractive, attached single family residence. I reviewed the plans and the developer/designer have included it all! The master bath has a soaking tub along with a stand up shower. They will have top of the line finishes and expect the construction to take 4 months. Thanks to the neighbors for their patience as SNHC, St. Louis City Development, and the developers worked to make this renovation a reality. The developers are set to close within a week and construction will start soon after.
4008 Castleman Hank Hart Hank and I have worked on this project since August of 2010. At the time, Hank had never stepped foot inside the building, although he owned it along with multiple other properties in the City of Saint Louis. He received the property through foreclosure proceedings related to the DHP bank/mortgage fraud case. We met at the property and as we walked through the front door, we were surprised to see a completely gutted, partially framed interior. It was just waiting for someone with a little time, creative thinking and money to finish it. The building is massive. It is almost 3600 sq. ft on three levels. It is also located a few doors down from the Blue Ribbon award winning school, St. Margaret’s of Scotland www.smos-school.org/. According to Craig Shields, the building has been approved for the tax credits and a building permit is being reviewed. The start date is any day!
Other upcoming developments are 4052 Botanical, 3951 Cleveland, 3825 Cleveland, 4218 Shenandoah, 4014 Russell and the Cleveland Arms (12 800 sq. ft fully renovated condos starting at 99,000).
As you can see from all the activity, the neighborhood continues to grow through responsible developers and beautiful renovations which only complement the surrounding homes and businesses.
Thanks to Alderman Conway for his support and guidance on many of these development projects.