Developer UIC will soon begin rehabbing four-family apartment buildings in the 4300 block of McRee into apartments with sustainable design features. The developer has built dozens of new homes and rehabbed several more in the Botanical Heights/McRee Town neighborhood. The broader development plan for the area is known as Botanical Grove.
The development has been centered on owner-occupied properties for the most part (their nearby Tower Grove Mews development offers apartments for rent, though). These rehabs will begin a push to spruce up the neighborhood’s array of four-family structures and offer some of the same “green” features as the for-sale units, but will keep the buildings as apartments.
More four-family apartment rehabs by UIC are expected in the near future on the 4100 block of McRee (two blocks east of this site), where there are many four-families. The apartments are being collectively billed as the McRee Garden Apartments.
UIC applied for three building permits for 4336, 4340, and 4344 McRee last week. Of the three, 4336 will require the most work. It is currently vacant and boarded. Its permit’s listed estimated costs are $312,500. Both 4340 and 4344 will be rehabbed at $150,500 each.
Below is a Google Streetview capture of the three four-family buildings in a row. The boarded up property is 4336 McRee; 4340 is in the middle; and 4344 is the remaining structure: