Open House at 3901 Shaw

  On th2-IMGP0774e night of Tuesday, August 25, 2015, members of the community celebrated the closure of a building that has long been an eye sore and problem property in the Shaw Neighborhood.

1-IMGP0799Credit was given to the community members who worked for several decades to improve this area as part of the 39th Street Development Corporation and Shaw Housing Corporation. Those individuals are in the photo on the left, from left to right; Anne Crosslin, Mel Brandt, Dana Hines, Michelle Duffe, Sean Spencer, Tom Sweeney, Deputy City Counselor Mike Gavin, Alderman Stephen Conway, and not pictured here - Tom Purcell.

Residents and developers toured the property and shared their visions for the future of the building on the poster boards shown below.

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Survey Results: 139 Residents shared their thoughts about the 3901 Shaw property through an online survey with the following results:

71.64% would prefer to the building preserved and renovated

The best re-use of the building would be:  commercial business 75.74%,  mixed use (i.e. artist studio & home) 12.5%, other use 8.09%, residential 3.68%.

If the building were torn down, it should be replaced by: commercial 51.88%, mixed use (residential, office, retail, fitness) 41.35%, residential – single family 3.01%, residential – multi family rental 2.26%, residential – town house 0.75%, residential – multi family condominium 0.75%.

Specific business ideas shared include: a brew pub, movie / performance theater, restaurant / cafe with outdoor seating,  retail shop / boutique, gym, and event space.

This property, located at 3901 Shaw is for sale through the City of St. Louis Community Development Administration office.  Requests for proposals are being accepted here.

UncategorizedSean Spencer