Develop-design-build company UIC is well known for its Botanical Grove development in the City of St. Louis. There, in what many people still refer to as McRee Town, contemporary new homes and historic renovations have have rebuilt a derelict neighborhood without wholesale demolition.
While that project continues, UIC has sold four new construction homes in The Grove, across from it’s first custom home in the area. Another custom home is on the way, and the company has completed infill in the Central West End, broken ground on new construction apartments in Shaw, designed a now-completed contemporary mixed-use building on Manchester, and may soon build on Cherokee Street. Now up next: Creve Coeur.
Plans by UIC call for two significant contemporary homes at New Ballas and Ladue Roads, just east of I-270. The homes, at 105 and 157 N. New Ballas Road would each be 3,000sf on 1-acre lots with a listing price of $1.3M. Custom designed for the topography of each lot, the homes located on Santino Court will share a modern aesthetic.
UIC’s Botanical Grove development will continue to grow, and has seen more than 40 new homes and award-winning culinary destinations such as Olio and Elaia, Union Loafers, Chouquette, and Old Standard, as well as other businesses so far. According to UIC, the company is currently the largest single family home building in the city.
Along with the Creve Coeur project, UIC Homes, the home building division of the company which also includes development, architecture, and carpentry, is launching an initiative to give one-percent of all home sales to a St. Louis based not for profit working with UIC to build affordable housing in St. Louis City. The company says more details on the initiative will be shared soon.