MOFO Mixed Use at Morganford and Connecticut

Discuss construction activity, major renovations, office projects, streetscape improvements, etc. in South City -- defined by the area south of Interstate 44/55.
This is officially underway as the car wash is now gone.
^I don't think it's even been officially approved yet.
This has been approved and the city financing vehicles have passed. Site has been cleared and there is an excavator on site as of today.

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The name of the project is MOFO. Maybe should be added to the thread title.
^^ the building on the right of the photo btw will be having a cupcake/coffee shop and a dog treat place pretty soon, btw. And Alpha Brewing pretty much will be just around the corner.
Any idea how soon the cupcake and dog treat shops will open? I'm looking forward to those.
^ should be soon as Occupancy Permit was issued last week. This again is a project of Center for Head Injuries non-profit so this will be extra-cool with getting more of their clients employment.
Awesome! I can't think of a better neighborhood for that type of project.
^ lots more opening in the n'hood soon, too. Alpha Brewing, the food truck/court project, the pot sticker place... ,
STLrainbow wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:10 pm
^ lots more opening in the n'hood soon, too. Alpha Brewing, the food truck/court project, the pot sticker place... ,
Food Truck Park!? How did I miss that?
^ the Court Louie space looks amazing... corner of Utah and Roger at the old tea place turned comics/cafe spot. The family behind the Steak Louie food truck is behind it and is home base for several other food trucks as well... Farmtruk, LocozTacoz and a gyro one which I can't remember name of.
I would consider this construction. Excavation work has begun in earnest. This is an extremely exciting development for the city. Infill like this needs to become ubiquitous throughout the city,

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The elevator shaft is up to about 10 feet tall. Yesterday (pictured), it was no more than three feet tall.

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Framing for the third floor is going up along Connecticut and the Alley. It is amazing how large this project is. AHM has also started to market the 6000SF of retail space. Now all we need for is that 7-11 to go away.
I wouldn't mind a resurgence of urban 7/11s in STL like they have in Chicago and Milwaukee.

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Urban 7-11s are good but this one in this neighborhood is just yuck. Update from today. Third floor coming along nicely.

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I love the renders on this one. Hope the real thing matches up.
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It's bigger than I had pictured.
This should begin to receive some "cladding" (if you want to call it that), in the next dew weeks because this should be opened by the end of October, which is 10 weeks away. The main structure is practically done with framing for each room nearly complete. Hopefully this turns out looking good and will provide neighbors are rough example of how WYMO (3201 Morgan Ford) turns out.
I see some wood framing is being put up on the first floor. I assume this is for some brick work to break up the glass wall at street level. There is also some roofing materials on the roof that can't be seen from this photo.

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Update from two weeks ago:
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Things are moving quickly on this one.
All of the apartment unit windows and doors are in. I think we should see store front glass and brick going in soon. My guess on that would be in the next week or two.

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