Ground Breaking of New Affordable Homes in Tower Grove South and Southwest Garden Neighborhoods
Event Date: July 30, 2015 6PM at 3279 and 3283 Alfred Ave. then 7PM at 5921 Southwest Ave.Saint Louis, Missouri (July 21, 2015) - Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation (TGNCDC) and Rubicon Corporation have joined together to develop three new affordable homes in Tower Grove South and Southwest Garden neighborhoods. The ground breaking ceremony will happen on July 30, 2015 at 6PM at 3279 and 3283 Alfred Ave then another ceremony will occur at 7PM at 5921 Southwest. In partnership with Saint Louis Community Development Administration, Saint Louis Development Corporation and Saint Louis Land Reutilization Authority, two new homes will be constructed at 3279-83 Alfred Avenue. Based on parcel records, the property has been vacant since 1997. The homes will be bungalow style (similar to others on the street and approved by St. Louis City Cultural Resources Dept) and will have three bedrooms and 2 baths. Also, in partnership with Saint Louis Community Development Administration, Saint Louis Development Corporation, 5921 Southwest Avenue will be renovated into a three bedroom and two bath home. The building has been vacant for over 7 years and was danger of being lost. As an intact City block, TGNCDC was motivated to save the building and preserve the integrity of the street. “We’re excited about the opportunity to redevelop a large Land Reutilization Authority (LRA) parcel and to rehabilitate an existing building on a desirable street to complete three new homes in St. Louis’ most diverse neighborhoods. We are committed to enhancing quality of life for all our residents,” says Sean Spencer, Executive Director.” In an innovative approach to neighborhood revitalization, three South St. Louis organizations-- combined operations to form Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation (TGNCDC). TGNCDC focuses on housing development and community improvements in the Shaw, Southwest Garden, and Tower Grove South neighborhoods, serving a combined population of 25,000 residents in nearly 12,000 households. It replaces the former Shaw Neighborhood Housing Corporation, Grand Oak Hill 4103 Shenandoah Ave. | St. Louis, MO 63110 | phone 314.773.7429 | website towergrovecdc.org Community Corporation and Southwest Neighborhood Housing Corporation. Leadership and staffing of the new CDC brings more than 25 years of community development experience to work for the neighborhoods it represents. TGNCDC was selected by St Louis Community Development Administration as its Community Improvement Program of the Year for 2014. Rubicon Corporation specializes in in-fill new construction and rehabilitation in the City of St Louis and many municipalities in St Louis County. Rubicon Corporation was selected by St Louis Community Development Administration as its Developer of the Year for 2014.