The northwest corner of Lafayette and Compton in the Gate District was not very welcoming as of a short time ago. Earlier this year, two structures at the corner were rehabilitated, and a onetime dark spot in the neighborhood now shines brightly.
3201 through 3211 Lafayette were a series of boarded up commercial/mixed-use buildings. Below is a BEFORE shot of the buildings from Geo St. Louis, starting with 3201 Lafayette on the east and going west to 3211 Lafayette.
Today, taken together, the properties look like this (photo source).
The project has added five new townhouse units to the neighborhood.
For more photographs of the Lafayette Townhomes development, including interior shots, click here.