Category Archives: Development in the 15th

S. Grand Senior Housing Project

Attached you will find a copy of the building design for the S. Grand Senior Housing Project.  The building design is similar to that of the Nuremberger/Duffee Development on South Grand at Shenandoah in the 8th Ward.  They plan to use faux stone and brick for the facade. I am available for any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Jennifer A. Florida
Alderwoman, 15th Ward

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Update on Grand and Chippewa Development

The attached documents were sent to the neighborhood associations within the 15th ward, and others, to update them on the development around Grand and Chippewa.

Cover Letter
Plans part 1
Plans part 2
Plans part 3
Plans part 4
Plans part 5

Problem Properties & GOH Management Assistance Program

Concerned about problematic behaviors at a rental property in your neighborhood? Report all nuisance behaviors to the police! A nuisance is chronic behavior that violates any City, State or, Federal law. Call 911 or 231-1212 (non-emergency) After reporting the problem, please contact our Neighborhood Stabilization Officer, Brian Wilson 613-3134.

Grand Oak Hill Management Assistance Program (MAP) is a 15th Ward Block Grant funded program which assists our efforts to abate nuisance/ problem properties. GOH MAP now serves most of the South Side. Properly managed rental property is critical to the stability of our neighborhoods. MAP uses property management as a neighborhood stabilization tool. Want to find out about MAP services? Call Maggie Lampe at 865-5530 x109

15th Ward Home Repair Program for Necessary Repairs

With a Forgivable Loan you can borrow up to $5,000.00 to make code related repairs. There are no monthly payments. If you live in your home for at least 5 years ,the entire balance is forgiven. You are eligible to apply for a Forgivable Home Loan for necessary repairs if: you own & live in your home You have occupied your home for 2 years Your home has no more than four units You meet the income guidelines Grand Oak Hill Community Corporation at 4168 Juniata administers the program. How do you apply? Call 865-5530 ext. 108 for an appointment. Zach Wilson, Housing Director.

15th Ward Housing Initiative

The 15th Ward Housing initiative is based on a strategy of increasing home ownership in areas that are densely rental, creating affordable owner occupied housing and creating new markets in housing. The initiative is driven by our census data. We are also striving to facilitate development of our vacant buildings. The Chapter 99 Blighting Bill is a tool that provides tax abatement as an incentive for rehabilitation of a building. Our housing is strengthened with investment and our demographics diversified.

A targeted market for investment is the 15th Ward portion of Gravois Park. Community Development Agency (CDA) Projects: New Construction: 3633-39 Tennessee 3 units for sale, (under construction) Sale Price $115,000.00 Pyramid Con Winnebago & Arkansas 8 units of for sale, new construction, Sale price TBD We have many CDA rehab projects in the planning process: 3457 Giles, BRICO Dev. 3458 S Spring, Sam Meller 3417 Louisiana, Grand Oak Hill 3500 McKean, Millenium 3504 McKean, Wayne Beaty Dev. 3460 Oak Hill

3460 Oak Hill is an LRA Building acquired with Community Development Block Grant CDA is entertaining proposals for the building including a plan for market rate condos, financing and adhering to a time line.

South Side National Bank Building’s South Side Tower Condo Completed

We celebrated the completion of South Side Tower’s 6th floor condo with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Lawrence Group is developing this historic structure known formerly as the South Side National Bank Building into 13 market rate condos and 22,000 sq. ft. of commercial space. The commercial space is 60% leased. Seven of the thirteen condos have been sold. Remaining construction to begin in the next 60 days.

What an exciting project! We rallied together to save this historic structure from demolition for a Walgreen’s. Allegiant Bank donated the Bank Building as well as the land to Grand Oak Hill Community Corporation for a tax write off allowing me to surface a developer. Lawrence Group plans new construction on Grand at Tholozan as well as Gravois.

The second phase of their project is rehabilitation of the old Melba Theater also known as the “Pizza A Go Go Building” located across the street from South Side on Grand at Miami. There are tentative plans for 16 apartment units and 10 commercial storefronts.

The South Side total project cost is approximately 6.7 million dollars. The project had a financing gap of $1.4 million which was addressed by my legislating a TIF (Tax Increment Financing Bill). I anticipate a similar financing plan for the Melba.