Plans Updated for Three New Single-Family Homes in Forest Park Southeast

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nextSTL reported in January plans for three new contemporary homes in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. Plans have now been updated, including new renderings and the project has received support for tax abatement from the Park Central Development Corporation Development Committee.

Property tax for the three properties total $256.48 today. Estimated property tax receipts after abatement total $10,200. The two homes at 4210 Chouteau and 4337 Gibson are planned to be identical, while 4330 Gibson is a larger home on a wider lot.



From our previous report: Three New Single-Family Homes Planned for Forest Park Southeast

The project is by 1 North Developement LLC, the same principals as the 4101 Laclede condo project at Sarah Street and Laclede Avenue in the city’s Central West End.

Project details and images from Park Central Development Corporation:

Site Addresses: 4210 Chouteau, 4330 Gibson, and 4337 Gibson
Company Name: 1 North Development LLC
Company Owner/ Principals: Austin Barzantny and Michael Gingrich
History of Sites: All three parcels once had residential buildings on them but were demolished due to neglect.

Project Description
The developer is going to construct three new for-sale single family residences. Each home will include 3 bedrooms and 2.5
baths with space for parking for 2 vehicles in rear.

Acquisition: $ 90,000
Pre-development Soft Cost: $ 80,000
Construction Cost: $ 780,000
Total: $ 950,000

Project Timeline
Site Control: January 2017
Construction Start: February 2017
Construction Complete: August 2017


Real Estate Taxes
4210 Chouteau: Current $49.45 / After Completion approximately $3,400
4330 Gibson: Current $152.55 / After Completion approximately $3,400
4337 Gibson: Current: $54.48 / After Completion approximately $3,400

Park Central Recommendation
Support of 10-year tax abatement.

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  • John

    I’m okay with the juxtaposition of modern and traditional architecture, but the coloring should blend in better than it appears in these renderings. I’m also not impressed with the siding in a neighborhood of brick homes. If the developer gets a welfare handout with tax abatement, then they shouldn’t “cheap out” on the building materials. The tax abatement should be conditional on higher quality construction.

    • Jakeb

      Yes. I actually love the modern infill with the traditional. Tells me it is a vibrant neighborhood. But the materials are another matter and the tax abatement should be the carrot that gets that job done.

  • Frank Absher

    I guess I’m too much of a purist. With the housing density here I’d rather see an effort to mimic the existing architecture.

    • Adam

      Just curious: what does density have to do with infill style? I think quality is more important than mimicry, and diversity in a streetscape can look great.

      • Frank Absher

        A legitimate question. If you want to be noticed, put on clown make-up and sit among a bunch of nuns (no disparagement intended). If you want to be a part of something, don’t go out of your way to be dramatically different.
        It’s just a personal preference of mine – not “right” of “wrong.”

        • Adam

          Okay, but “putting on clown makeup” is pretty extreme. Maybe instead I just sit next to those nuns in some cotton slacks, a T-shirt, and a nice blazer. There’s a whole continuum the existing style and clown makeup (e.g. Frank Gehry).

          • Adam

            *a whole continuum between

    • Nick

      I think they’re trying to balance style with cost. Their design will be cheaper than a multi-story, full brick building.

      • Dan B

        Right on! To do appropriate historic infill, you have to spend money. Facade masonry work is pricey when done when well. Plus, nothing looks worse than cheap faux historic infill. So what are we left with from these developers in this emerging neighborhood? Cheap contemporary building materials that look way out of place. Can someone in The Grove please build a “Central West End quality” historic infill project? Please? Anyone?

        • Adam

          Well, the unfortunate reality is that full masonry is too expensive for most middle class people to afford these days. I’ll take modern, non-masonry infill over continued population loss seven days a week.

  • Adam

    looks good except for all the siding, as usual.