126 Units at Russel and Gravois

Discuss renovations and new residential construction in South City -- defined by the area south of Interstate 44/55.
I think this is a sharp looking building. Glad to see it progressing!
Curious what the prices will be. Lots of amenities on this thing.
Do we know if this project has a name yet? e.g. The Windmere or The Julia or something awful like that? Tried to find it on Google or Facebook and didn't see anything. Also, I recall seeing that the banners on the construction fence are down. Can any Soulard residents or 55/Gravois commuters confirm if construction still moving along?

Correction: just found their Facebook page. Looks like they've been posting since March 21st.
They're calling it 1400 Russell.
https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryLivinginSoulard/
Drove by today. The foundation forms are above geound


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moorlander wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:09 pm
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They posted on Facebook that these are for the garage. Should go up quickly and then the apartments built around it.
Just saying this again, this is going to be a beautiful building. I'm excited.
aprice wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:40 am
moorlander wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:09 pm
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They posted on Facebook that these are for the garage. Should go up quickly and then the apartments built around it.
Just saying this again, this is going to be a beautiful building. I'm excited.
Drove by at lunch - the elevator tower is complete
updated pics anyone?
moorlander wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:19 am
updated pics anyone?
https://www.facebook.com/pg/LuxuryLivin ... e_internal
Framing is going up. Looks to be mix of wood and steel framing.
I live nearby and was curious about rents, I sent them a message and this is what they told me

"Our price ranges are from $1200.00-$4500.00 (studio,1 and 2 bedroom apartments)
May I ask if a Move in date of 2018 May work for you?"

To be honest, it sounds very expensive for that area. I was recently on the rental market and you can easily find a renovated 2BR for about 1300 in Soulard/Benton Park. Even The Orion in the CWE (which was by far the most expensive we saw in the city) had 2BR going for under 3000, and it has a Whole Foods downstairs/close to MetroLink!
kipfilet wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:43 pm
I live nearby and was curious about rents, I sent them a message and this is what they told me

"Our price ranges are from $1200.00-$4500.00 (studio,1 and 2 bedroom apartments)
May I ask if a Move in date of 2018 May work for you?"

To be honest, it sounds very expensive for that area. I was recently on the rental market and you can easily find a renovated 2BR for about 1300 in Soulard/Benton Park. Even The Orion in the CWE (which was by far the most expensive we saw in the city) had 2BR going for under 3000, and it has a Whole Foods downstairs/close to MetroLink!
You're also in Soulard, where home values have skyrocketed in my experience.

I think $4,500 is still astronomical, though.
bwcrow1s wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:34 am
kipfilet wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:43 pm
I live nearby and was curious about rents, I sent them a message and this is what they told me

"Our price ranges are from $1200.00-$4500.00 (studio,1 and 2 bedroom apartments)
May I ask if a Move in date of 2018 May work for you?"

To be honest, it sounds very expensive for that area. I was recently on the rental market and you can easily find a renovated 2BR for about 1300 in Soulard/Benton Park. Even The Orion in the CWE (which was by far the most expensive we saw in the city) had 2BR going for under 3000, and it has a Whole Foods downstairs/close to MetroLink!
You're also in Soulard, where home values have skyrocketed in my experience.

I think $4,500 is still astronomical, though.
I am new here so can't evaluate the data in a historical context, but as I said I was on the rental market this June/July focusing on renovated properties in Soulard/Benton Park and did not see anything that approached this. Even in Lafayette Sq (which is considerably more expensive than Soulard), a full townhouse (renovated) was going for less than 3,500.
I agree. It is higher than it should be. I'm not sure why they think they can charge that much.

I think their expectations will come back to earth eventually, or so I hope?
bwcrow1s wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:29 am
I agree. It is higher than it should be. I'm not sure why they think they can charge that much.

I think their expectations will come back to earth eventually, or so I hope?
Hopefully...the project and building sounds very cool. A building that size is a great addition to the neighborhood as it puts more eyes on the street, makes it safer, etc. so I am all for it succeeding.
Their latest Facebook post has some great drone photos:
https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryLivingin ... 3748823636

The last three include the STL skyline, pretty cool stuff.

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^I love how the shot with the Clayton skyline makes it appear as though "downtown" is both tiny and forty miles away. But anyway . . . yes, great stuff.
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Windows going in today.
Lobby will be nice


Image image from project Facebook page
Is there any retail in this project?
I'm pretty sure there isn't and it's entirely residential.
wabash wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:27 pm
I'm pretty sure there isn't and it's entirely residential.
There are supposed to be two or three spots on Russell for retail. I believe that is still the plan by the looks of it.
ImprovSTL wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:24 pm
There are supposed to be two or three spots on Russell for retail. I believe that is still the plan by the looks of it.
According to what? And what makes you say that? The NextSTL article says nothing about retail and the renderings don't show anything. And apart from the lobby space on Russell, there's definitely no retail bays there.
aprice wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:46 pm
ImprovSTL wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:24 pm
There are supposed to be two or three spots on Russell for retail. I believe that is still the plan by the looks of it.
According to what? And what makes you say that? The NextSTL article says nothing about retail and the renderings don't show anything. And apart from the lobby space on Russell, there's definitely no retail bays there.
Huh, maybe it was changed. Went back and it was initially pitched at "mixed-use" with space for a restaurant. https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/mor ... llion.html
^I noticed that too - that it was referred to as mixed-use on a number of occasions. But I'm pretty sure it's single use - apartments - unless they're generously (/wrongly) calling apartments, parking and amenities "mixed-use".
The original plans were for one small retail space (smallish restaurant or cafe) however due to traffic, parking, and restaurant saturation in the neighborhood it was decided to use that area to expand the resident's common space.

There is a separate development proposed for the 1000 block of Russell that is to have apartments on second floor and retail on the first, with a pharmacy slated as the first tenant. Construction has not yet begun on this one (there may be a separate post on this development--I'm not sure)