AHM plans new build at 4100 Manchester in The Grove

AHM plans new build at 4100 Manchester in The Grove

AHM Group plans a new building to replace the former Attitudes space with its pink brick at 4100 Manchester at Sarah in The Grove district of the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. No, this isn’t 4101 Manchester, the long stalled hole in the ground across Manchester. AHM hopes to create a presence at the east end of the Grove. They intend to embrace the multi-modal car-optional lifestyle that development in the area has fostered. The architect is JEMA.

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Art at the ground level along Sarah would cover the blank wall the parking creates and seeks to engage with the Tower Grove connector.

The five-story 65-foot tall building would include 1,200 sq ft of retail space, 20 bike storage spaces, and 10 parking spaces on the ground floor. There would be 24 apartments above making for a 0.43 parking ratio (There is no parking mandate in the FPSE Form-Based Zoning District #parkingsmartstl). Car-free tenants won’t be burdened with paying for parking, nor will SLPS school children. The unit mix is 19 one-bedroom and 5 two-bedroom units. There would be a fitness room on the second floor and a rooftop terrace. AHM figures it meets the FPSE Form-Based Zoning District guidelines for the most part, but will need variances for setback of the parking, lack of setback of the building given its height, and roofing material.

A large mural adorns the west-facing façade

Attitudes closed in August 2020 due to the pandemic. A permit for a medical marijuana dispensary was submitted in July of 2019, but never issued. The building was built in 1928. The new building would include some pink brick on the ground-level Manchester façade as an homage.

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The Arch to Park Equity Fund owns the property. AHM will not seek any tax incentives. The current building is within the Forest Park Southeast National Historic District, so demolition will go before CRO and possibly the Preservation Board.

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