Preservation Board Agenda

What's happening in our built environment.
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ImprovSTL wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:50 am
imran wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:13 pm
ImprovSTL wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:29 pm


The site for the mosque is a mess. They are going to put parking and then wall off that part of Jefferson? And we are proposing to put a Metrolink down that street? Who can I complain to? Seriously?
I'm sure you have your choice of various apathetic people in power. Seriously though, I think I will go hoarse talking about the need for a City-wide Form-Based Code. Without it, incremental development will frequently evade us.
But there is a code in that neighborhood and according to the docs they are not building it to code for "personal safety" of their congregation.
Interesting. A parking moat will not increase security for them or their congregation. Plenty of muggings happen in the dead space of parking areas. I am a Muslim and I am calling BS.
Next meeting Feb 27
preliminary agenda so far benign
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 7-2017.pdf

8 unit apartment building in the 28th ward.
Be interesting to see what that looks like. Great to see a parking lot built upon. The lot is big for 8 apts on three floors, hope this occupies only a portion of it.
Final agenda for monday's meeting. The 8 unit building looks pretty good in conceptual rendering but if I read it right, the recommendation is to withhold approval because there is way to much glass/windows in the facade which makes it not comply with the historic standards. (!!)

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 7-2017.pdf
Pretty hard to read the rendering, but I like the more modern look of the townhouse development. I'd approve it with just some minor tweaks. And the denial of the sun room on Washington Terrace seems petty; such sun rooms/solariums were very common in Victorian times.
Is 10Denza leaving the 44 Maryland Ave building?
If there's one thing about the Central West End that I like it's the amount of really grand architecture from about 1900 on. It seems . . . deeply petty to deny a new structure there simply because it's in a more or less contemporary style. Petty and self destructive. This isn't the French Quarter we're describing. It's a living neighborhood not a period themed amusement park for drunken tourists. I won't say that I like the stucco, necessarily, but I know folks that despise the building at 5725 Lindell (also technically stucco, I believe), and I love that building and think it fits in perfectly by being an outstanding example of its era, and ostentatious as all f***. Which is pretty much what that strip is about. (Love it or leave it.) And it's not as though there aren't a few cheap clunkers in the neighborhood trying too hard to look ostentatious but coming up just a tad short. I don't know. I don't see the grounds for denial on that one. And I have mixed emotions about most of the other denials this time too, save possibly for the fence. There are times neighborhood ordinances go too far. Just my two cents, mind.
preliminary agenda for march. new houses. One school demo :evil:
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 7-2017.pdf
^Great to see signs of the Delmar & Skinker project moving forward. And love seeing all the investment in Benton Park.
imran wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:54 pm
preliminary agenda for march. new houses. One school demo :evil:
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 7-2017.pdf
They want to tear down a gorgeous Ittner building for a senior living facility? How about no.
imran wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:54 pm
preliminary agenda for march. new houses. One school demo :evil:
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 7-2017.pdf
So it looks like the 1116 Missouri Avenue one is the Pulte project on the Praxair site, right? Good to see Killeen Design on that one, they do good work and are a St. Louis based business, Benton Park I believe.

Oh, and thank you for posting these agendas.
Mark Groth wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:03 pm
imran wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:54 pm
preliminary agenda for march. new houses. One school demo :evil:
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 7-2017.pdf
So it looks like the 1116 Missouri Avenue one is the Pulte project on the Praxair site, right? Good to see Killeen Design on that one, they do good work and are a St. Louis based business, Benton Park I believe.

Oh, and thank you for posting these agendas.
Noticed that as well. Big deal to finish off Lafayette as a neighborhood.
That school had a fire. Shame to loose it.
Plenty of empty space nearby to build a senior living facility.
quincunx wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:27 am
That school had a fire. Shame to loose it.
Plenty of empty space nearby to build a senior living facility.
Denied
^ good.
Denied for now. Sounds like the Alderman will be putting together a redevelopment ordinance that will allow for the demolition with no CRO or Preservation Board Review. A pretty hollow victory if that is the end result.
Preliminary agenda for this month

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 4-2017.pdf

Demolition requests from UIC in Mcree
and MFH taking its Tower Grove demo plea to the preservation board
Was that 2205 Lnych house originally an alley house where the main property was demolished? Odd layout.
imran wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:48 pm
Final agenda for monday
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... -24-17.pdf
This is probably nothing. But notice on the west elevation of the Pelican building (the 'Front elevation facing South Grand), it has the glass-wall portion of the first floor on the north end labeled as a 'storefront'.

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But on the 1st-floor floorplan previously released, that area was the front office, a 'collab lounge', and a fitness center:

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Could it be that in the latest revision of the plans they're changing one or more of those rooms into retail bays? Are they considering the front office the 'storefront'? Or is that just an architectural designation for the floor-to-ceiling window treatment fronting the street?

-RBB
That could simply be referring to the storefront system that will be utilized on the facade, since those are architectural notes.
uughh... that demolition request in Visitation Park.
1851 Menard, right by the highway. Amazing

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