St. Louis Strong Community Roundtable in Clayton: Thursday, October 6, 6-8PM

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What is Saint Louis Strong?

Saint Louis Strong is an aspiring 501(c)(4) social welfare nonprofit group advocating for unification of St. Louis City into St. Louis County. Through inclusive and nonpartisan means St. Louis Strong seeks to build an diverse grassroots movement to mount support for its efforts. While other nonprofits do examine this issue, their 501(c)(3) status limits them from political activity. We seek to partner with these informative groups and collaborate with various stakeholders in the region. At the end of the buck stops with each resident. Let’s make sure we’re building strong future for St. Louis by working together today.

From the Facebook event.

After Better Together’s series of reports, the Ferguson Commission report, the Police Executive Research report, and the Department of Justice report, it is time for citizens to take the facts into their own hands. Join us at our third roundtable as we review how fragmentation affects you the individual. Together we’ll brainstorm on how to use our region’s resources more effectively.

Our goal is to amplify the voice of the average resident and to connect neighbors under a shared desire for meaningful and effective policy change.

Comment below what your thoughts are!

~$1M Home Hits The Clayton Market

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1 West Walinca, Clayton, MO 63105

A rare opportunity for a spectacular home in the heart of Clayton. Upon entering you will be struck by the amazing windows, soaring ceiling heights & magnificent fireplace. The open floor plan offers an expansive living & dining room complimented by double sets of French door leading to the outdoor oasis. The custom designed kitchen includes quartz counters, tile backsplash & designer appliances all opening to the hearth room. The generous master suite has stunning windows and his/her custom closets. Relax in your master bath with floating vanity, soaking tub, heated floors & towel warmer. Two other bedrooms share an updated J&J bath. The lower level is perfect flex space w/wood flooring & a 3rd bath. Outside you’ll find an upper deck & lower level patio for your own outdoor retreat. Additional features include soaring 2 story staircase w/glass block windows, wood floors, 10’ ceilings. Just steps to restaurants, shops and more Clayton living at it’s best.

$945,000

Listed by Jiggs Dunn & Christine Cool, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance, 314-997-7600

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Multi-Million Dollar Clayton Home Hits The Market. Guess how much?

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Custom home richly clad in brick and stone with a rare circle driveway sits on an oversized lot in the heart of Old Town Clayton. Embracing refined style and comfort, the owner’s attention-to-detail is adaptable to any lifestyle. Ascending from the entry, the gathering room, formal dining room and curved wrought iron staircase open to the double height great room with bay window, fireplace and bar area. The open kitchen features a large island topped with granite, Viking commercial gas range and custom cabinetry disguising most of the appliances and butler pantry. The main floor master suite with fireplace demands front and rear patios, his/hers closets and luxurious bath. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms plus loft/study area. The curved staircase descends to the lower level with office, exercise, family room, 1/2 bath and entertaining bar. Serene fenced backyard with waterfall, covered deck with Wolf grill, 3 car garage includes lift, extensive moldings throughout, and rough-in for elevator.

241 Linden Ave, Clayton 63105

5 Beds   –   5 Baths   –   8,435 sq.ft

 

Listed at $3,300,000

Listing by Marcy Byrne. Janet McAfee 314-997-4800

Coming Soon in Clayton

With a plethora of new building projects on the horizon, 2016 is a very exciting time to living or working in Clayton. Headlining this abundance of new building projects, is the $778.1 million dollar project proposed by Centene.

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In total, the project is anticipated to include over 1.5 million square feet of office space, over 40 thousand square feet of retail space, 120 luxury apartments, and a auditorium that will be able to host a multitude of different corporate events. Thus this project will bring more commerce and business to the already booming economy of downtown Clayton.

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Clayco CEO and Chairman, Bob Clark, outlined a large-scale project that would include four phases. The first phase will include a 28 story high rise building on the corner of Hanley and Forsyth with loads of office space throughout. There will also be a state-of-the-art skybridge connecting this new building with the current Centene building. The Second phase will stretch along a block of Forsyth and will include retail shops on the ground floor with highly luxurious apartments up above. The third proposed phase, located just east of the Ritz, has two parts. The first part is a large civic auditorium able to be used for a large variety of corporate events. The second part is a multi-use tower, extending 21 stories upwards. This tower will contain both office space and corporate lodging. Plans for the fourth and final phase were kept under wraps until very recently. This phase, designed in a contemporary style to compliment the existing Centene building, will include over 500 thousand square feet of office space with retail stores spanning the bottom floors

 

While the new Centene building provides an exciting new addition to the urban landscape of Clayton, there are also gorgeous new changes planned to enhance the lovely green area of Shaw Park.

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Right off the bat, you will be able to see these new changes as you enter Shaw Park through the north Chapman Plaza entrance. A large circular fountain with cascading water down the sides will greet you as soon as you enter the park. After that, a short path next to a flowing stream of water will lead you through the luscious green areas of the park, finally ending up at a large reflecting pond. This pond will be a perfect location to stop and have a picnic or even just lay down and relax.

 

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There are also other proposed changes on the eastern side of the park including a new eastern entrance and an area called “Century Garden.”

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However not all building projects here in Clayton are going off without a hitch. For example, the request to rezone the Harris Armstrong Home Site and construct a new townhome was shutdown before it even reached the Clayton Board of Alderman.

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The Armstrong building currently has been vacant for the past couple years and is currently under demolition. Having been vacant, the home became quite run down with water damage spread throughout the home.

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But despite this, the neighbors do not want a large townhome popping up in their single-family home residential area.

Elsewhere in Clayton, there are an abundance of other developments popping up throughout the downtown area.

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$41 million multi-use proposition on North Central planned by OPUS

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24 story glass and aluminum tower on S. Meramec developed by CA Venture

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229 unit apartment building developed by Vanguard Clayton on Maryland Ave.

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Mixed use projected designed by HDA Architects on the corner of Hanley and Clayton

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$68 million, 14 story office building on Forsyth designed by ACI Boland Architects

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78 unit micro apartment complex on Lee Avenue

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$125 Million renovation and addition to the St. Louis County Family Courts

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New Westin Hotel and residential units at the corner of Brentwood and Forsyth

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$100 million, 31 story glass apartment building planned by the firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Blue Chip Clayton Investment Property- 7716 Shirley Drive

Shirley 7716 Low-1Great Option to Diversify Your $- ask your accountant what a good idea this is!

5-star 4-family in the heart of Clayton. This bright, updated building has 4, 2 bed/ 1 bath units with refinished hardwood floors throughout. The kitchens are beautiful white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, travertine floors, granite countertops and generous storage. The bathrooms also boasts granite counters and beautiful fixtures. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and large closets. New thermal windows and freshly decorated. Very clean, bright basement with individual laundry facilities provided for each tenant. Each unit also includes 1 assigned garage space. Within walking distance to public transportation, restaurants and shopping. Tennant responsible for gas and electric.

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Stunning Renovation in Clayton

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7812 Davis Drive, 63105

Curb appeal & stunning renovation! Rehabbed w/the beautiful architecture of a 1930’s home: kitchen w/42″ cabinets/granite, main & upper bathrooms updated, refinished/new floors, windows replaced, etc. Kitchen opens to family room w/access to aggregate and wrought iron patio. Living room has one piece marble wood-burning fireplace, & opens to the Library/Reading Room. The Mud Room is also a Laundry Room w/clothes chute from the Master Bath. Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms. The 2 full baths have programmable heated tile floors & hall bath has a bubble tub. Three baths have custom-built vanities. 1st floor bath is pre-plumbed for full bath. HVAC is zoned & hi-efficient. Lower Level was occupied by previous occupant’s housekeeper & includes carpeting, kitchenette, full bath, fireplace & 2nd laundry hookup. The yard has a beautiful black fence & brick columns. Garage is oversized 2-car & double-wide driveway on enormous corner. Drive by after 8 pm to see the outdoor lighting! Walk to Meramec!

$1,025,000

Listed by Gail Welsch, JC Welsch & Associates, Inc., 314-574-0855

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Holy Mansion… 4 Brentmoor Park – Clayton

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The Gregorian Home at 4 Brentmoor Park

Magnificent 20th century Georgian home situated on 1.58 gorgeous manicured acres in Brentmoor Park. Beautiful views from the grand foyer living room and dining room which lead to the expansive solarium with French doors opening to the gardens, patio and pool. Updated kitchen w/top of the line appliances, coffee bar,walk in pantry,center island,granite counter tops & custom cabinets adjoins the hearth room. Other first floor features include office, butlers pantry, 2 powder rooms, 9ft+ ceilings, wood floors, 3 fireplaces, magnificent detail and elevator. The master bedroom suite with his and her separate dressing areas and large bath, bedroom suite with fireplace, 2 other bdrooms w/ fireplaces and jack & jill bath & laundry complete the second floor. The 3rd floor has a large rec room, play rm, 2 bedrooms, sitting room, an abundance of storage. The lower level offers a wine rm, service bath & potential laundry. There is a carriage house, 3 car garage, green house & much more.

The Basics:

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 11,742 Sq. ft.
  • 1.585 acre lot

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This lovely mansion will run you a cool $2,500,000. Have questions? Contact Gina Bundy at Gladys Manion, 314-721-4755.

8040 Davis Dr, Clayton 63105

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Wonderful opportunity to live in Davis Place with award winning Clayton Schools. Loaded with style & charm inside & out. Arched doorways, ornate moldings, hardwood floors, etc! Completely renovated +/- 10 years ago, charachter preserved yet perfect for today’s lifestyle. This home now features a beautiful kitchen with granite countertops & breakfast bar, stainless appliances, gas cooktop, cherry cabinets w/ceramic backsplash all open to large main floor family room with French doors to delightful screened porch. Amazing large dining room, separate living room with “wow” fireplace and a sun room with origianl mosaic tile floor all on main floor with 1/2 bath & laundry. Great master suite with luxury bath, plus 2 additonal bedrooms (1 currently an office) plus another full bath all on 2nd floor. 2 car rear entry garage, full basement, great storage. This home is 1/2 of building, it is a fee simple duplex. Low maintenance lifestyle in heart of Clayton! Needs a little TLC-$$ to sell!

$659,000

Listed by Daniel Byrne, Byrne & Associates Real Estate, 314-994-7444

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City of Clayton Settles Suit- 212 S. Meramec

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I thought this was an interesting settlement…check out what I have in Red below….

The Clayton Board of Aldermen on May 20 approved a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over a proposed redevelopment project in downtown Clayton.

The board approved the settlement 5-0 at a special meeting. The suit, filed by several Clayton residents, raised issues with a project at 212 S. Meramec Ave. Residents, mainly from the nearby Park Tower building, attempted to place the fate of the proposed 26-story tower project in the hands of voters, but had their signature petitions rejected by the city.

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge ruled that the city had acted properly in denying the petitions, and that decision was later upheld by an appeals court. Plaintiffs then turned to the Missouri Supreme Court, which took up the case on May 3.

“In order to avoid risk and uncertainty associated with protracted appeals, discussions were initiated concerning a possible settlement of the dispute in a manner that would allow the project to proceed,” according to a statement from City Manager Craig Owens to the mayor and board of aldermen.

Under the terms of the settlement, the 50 percent property tax abatement that the board originally approved will be reduced to 20 percent. The developer will turn off any exterior lights on the building above the first floor every night at 10 p.m., excluding beacons required for aircraft. The developer must pay the appellant $500,000 for expenses related to the legal agreement and pay $500,000 to the Park Tower Condo Association.

Additionally, a high definition video camera will be installed on top of the 212 Meramec building facing east. Residents of the Park Tower building will be allowed access to the feed, in order to maintain their views of the Gateway Arch.

“Our settlement in this case was the product of a lot of hard work and perseverance by my co-plaintiffs and legal counsel, against constant opposition by the city,” said Dan Phillips, one of the residents who initially filed the suit in 2014.

“Although I am completely against the use of tax abatements for private development, we sued simply because the city denied us access to the ballot,” he said.

Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger released a statement concerning the settlement.

“We are glad that all parties were able to come to a reasonable agreement without delaying the project or putting the issue to a costly and unwarranted public vote … 212 Meramec is now one of many new developments planned for downtown Clayton that will bring more jobs, more housing options, new office space and investments in our community.”

The project was initially proposed by GTE Properties, LLC, but was later acquired by WORP/CA Clayton LLC. Plans call for approximately 250 living units, first floor retail and underground parking.

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Article by Mitch Schneider

Here is a nice summary of Clayton development project from NextSTL Click HERE

6411 Wydown Blvd, Clayton 63105 FOR SALE

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Renovated to perfection, this captivating Craftsman home will exceed your expectations. Featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine, this home boasts fine architectural detail, large formal & casual light-filled rooms, hardwood floors, bay windows & a wall of French doors that open to an oasis of professionally designed gardens, patio, tree lined dining/lounge areas & arbor.The first floor features a grand Entry, formal Living & Dining Rooms, charming Library/Office, Screened Porch, gourmet Kitchen w/custom cabinets,Danby marble,Viking/Sub Zero appliances, mini-bar, Breakfast/Family Room. The Second Floor is complete w/Laundry Room, roof-top porch,two Bedrooms, Hall Bath, Master Suite w/Sitting Room, walk-in closet, built-ins & fabulous Master Bath w/his and her sinks, shower & jetted tub.Two additional Bedrooms and newly remolded Bath featuring Carrara Marble & second roof-top Deck complete the third floor.Detached garage with apartment above, perfect in-law suite. This is a must see!

$1,499,000

Listed by Ann Wroth, Gladys Manion, Inc., 314-721-4755

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