Gravois-Jefferson Plan Unanimously Adopted by the St. Louis Planning Commission

On May 2nd, 2018, the City of St. Louis Planning Commission unanimously adopted the Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan as an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, making it among the few areas in the City to achieve this designation.

Chippewa Park Groundbreaking – The Transformation Begins

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Chippewa Park took place on Thursday, 4.12.2018, at 3 PM, in “Frog Park”, 2819 Chippewa St. at the corner of Oregon St. and Chippewa.

East Fox Homes Wins 2018 Building St.Louis Award


Last night, East Fox Homes won the 2018 Building St. Louis Award in the category of  Renovation – more than $5 million. The event, hosted by the St. Louis Business Journal, was held at Windows on Washington on 3.22.2018. Mark Stroker, Director Real Estate at Rise, and Chris Shearman, Executive Director at Lutheran Development Group were on hand and Chris Shearman accepted the award on behalf of the development.

Other contenders in the category were: Beatrice Lofts, Beyond Housing, and Clayton on the Park. The development is the result of a partnership between Lutheran Development Group, Messiah Lutheran Church, and Rise. We would like to send out a big thanks to all of the partners and to the St. Louis Business Journal!

Other partners include:

Messiah Lutheran Church – Developer

Rise Community Development – Development Consultant

Lutheran Church Extension Fund – Predevelopment Lender

Landmark’s Association – Predevelopment Lender

PNC Bank – Investor

Sugar Creek Capital – Investor

EM Harris Construction – Contractor

Urban Werks Architecture and Urban Design – Architect

Fox Grove Management – Property Manager

Sterling Bank – Lender

MHDC – Tax Credit Provider, Lender

City of St. Louis Community Development Administration – Lender

City of St. Louis Affordable Housing Commission – Lender

City of St. Louis Industrial Development Authority – Bond Issuer

Gilmore & Bell – Bond Counsel

Bank of NY Mellon – Bond Trustee

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Missouri State Historic Preservation Office

National Parks Service/Department of the Interior

First American Title Company – Title and Disbursing Agent

Rosenblum Goldenhersh – Borrower’s Counsel

American Family Insurance – Insurer

City of St. Louis Cultural Resources Office

Maurice Benjamin Company – Environmental

Gelateria Del Leone – espresso provider