The Flats at Forest Park, 490 N Kingshighway Making Progress

The Flats at Forest Park, 490 N Kingshighway Making Progress

There are some signs of progress for The Flats at Forest Park, a $35M, 119-unit high-end apartment building by Pier Property Group of Steelcote fame. A $300k building permit application was submitted for interior selective demo for the building at 490 N Kingshighway at McPherson, formerly Reliance Automotive, in the Central West End neighborhood. Also, a $0 zoning-only building permit application was submitted for int/ext renovations. This is done to determine whether any zoning variances are required, and then seek them before the Board of Adjustment. The architect isĀ Arcturis.

NextSTL – Preservation Board to consider Powell Hall Expansion, Kingshighway and McPherson Apts

The design would make use of the existing building, with an addition to the east, for parking accessed via two curb cuts on McPherson with the apartments rising above. Some of the ground floor would be used for the lobby and amenity space. A pool would be located on top of the addition along with a green roof on top of some of the existing building.

The Preservation Board granted preliminary approval by a vote of 4-0 in March which included the demolition of 4952-54 McPherson. The LCRA Board granted its approval of a 10-year 90% property tax abatement at its June meeting. A board bill has not been introduced at the Board of Alderman for the abatement as yet.


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