3842 Olive - Grand Center

What's happening in our built environment.
I've seen a work crew, several trucks and a dumpster there yesterday and today. I don't think any plans have been announced- possibly it's just some much-needed site cleanup in hopes of attracting those $12-$14/square foot tenants. Either way, it's good to see it getting some attention.
^ not sure what the plan is but the work site is pretty active.

unfortunately the 3826 Olive building is under demo but it does look like workers are taking care to preserve the brick. Hopefully a quality project comes to the barren block soon.
^The 3826 building is being dismantled brick-by-brick, and all the old wood etc. is being salvaged by ReFab. It's been a very slow process; with all the labor involved, it's hard to believe they can make a buck off the project.

http://www.refabstl.org/
framer wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 11:19 pm
^The 3826 building is being dismantled brick-by-brick, and all the old wood etc. is being salvaged by ReFab. It's been a very slow process; with all the labor involved, it's hard to believe they can make a buck off the project.

http://www.refabstl.org/
They are a not-for-profit that puts ex-cons back to work. Awesome stuff they are doing, I have bought quite a bit of material and cool stuff from them.
It's great to see Grand Center continuing to tear down buildings for no apparent purpose.
debaliviere wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:15 am
It's great to see Grand Center continuing to tear down buildings for no apparent purpose.
SLU is soooooo good for Saint Louis :D :mrgreen: :twisted:
Hmmm...nearly every tree on this block has been cut down. Anyone know what's up? Ash Borer?
Yep - I heard they are in town to cut down all of the ash borers, I saw a few go down in FPSE already, more coming. My wife heard from one of the workers they have a contract to cut down a couple thousand of them.
More demolition on the way for this block - demo permits have been filed for 3821 and 3737 Olive. 3737 Olive is a one-story cinder block and corrugated metal warehouse; 3821 is an older two-story brick and glass storefront.

With these two buildings gone, the block will be almost entirely empty except for 3842 (which has been getting a lot of work done to it - still a long way to go, though) and the Kappa League building. I have yet to hear any word on what, if anything, is the plan for this block post-demo.
Now that this seems to be a real thing, can we somehow merge the two threads?
Notice up in front of the Wolfner building for a public hearing on interior renovations for "fitness center/residential".
Demolition of the rear portion of the Wolfner started this week, and it is mostly down already.