Construction at the long-vacant apartment complex at 3800 Shenandoah in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis is now complete. Developer T & E Development, LLC utilized Federal and Missouri State historic tax credits on the rehab of this apartment complex at wrapped up primary construction in August 2011. Originally 24-units, the building was converted to 18-units in the finished project due to the smaller size of some of the apartments.
The final layout features twelve 1 bed, 1 bath units ($675 to $725) and six large 2 bed, 1 bath units ($850). Of these, only one 1-bed and four 2-bed units remain vacant. Interior work on the project included a complete demo, all new electric, plumbing, 95% efficiency HVAC systems, kitchens with granite counters and stainless appliances, bathrooms, hardwood floors, tile, intercom system, insulation, trim and drywall. Pretty much everything. Finishes are very similar, with four different 1-bed and a single 2-bed layouts.
On the exterior, the original six garage spaces have been restored and a new 20-car parking lot has been constructed. The building also features a new roof, significant tuckpointing work, repaired original rear balconies, and refurbished original windows. Some landscaping and final touchup work remains on the exterior, but it is now mostly complete.
The property had been gutted for conversion to condos a few years ago, but with the shift in climate for the housing market, the project was put on hiatus. With their acquisition of the property, T & E Development scaled back some of the more elaborate upgrades in the original condo plans, but the apartments were still completely redone from top to bottom.
Last last major building in the southeastern corner of Shaw that had been left to be rehabbed, there is no doubt that this project will have a significant impact for this section of the neighborhood. Hopefully it’s revival will have a lot of spillover affect. Threshold Properties (314-865-0405 or firstname.lastname@example.org) is handling leasing of the units with only 2-beds for $850 currently available to view.
For a view of the finished product and construction progress, check out the picture gallery below.