A $400,000 permit application is on file with the city to construct a two-story mixed-use building at 1831 S. 7th Blvd. in the Soulard Historic District that would house two apartments upstairs and a Subway restaurant on the ground floor. The proposed design of the new building will be reviewed by the city’s Preservation Board at its monthly meeting on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 4pm (1520 Market Street, Suite 2000).
Below is a drawing of the S. 7th Blvd. elevation, obtained from the city’s Cultural Resources Office, who recommends that the Preservation Board approve the design with a few minor changes suggested (relating to a retaining wall and the building’s 10 foot setback from Geyer).
The site is currently a vacant lot. Reportedly, initial proposals for the Subway restaurant met with resistance due to their suburban designs. This revised, mixed use design received blessing from the neighborhood and now must be approved by the Preservation Board, as the project site is within the Soulard Certified Local Historic District. The Subway restaurant presently located on South Broadway in the mostly industrial Kosciusko area would relocate here.
More angles of the building and a site plan may be viewed on the Cultural Resources Office August 2013 Preservation Board Agenda document (PDF, page 39).