Hue@Chroma Opening Soon in The Grove: A Review of Community Impact, Gentrification, and Urban Density

Only 2 and a half years after Green Street and the Koman Group opened Chroma and its chic 235 residential units to the public, Chroma’s sister property Hue is nearly complete with an additional 111 modern apartments. Together, their combined 346 luxury apartments and 18,000 sq. feet of ground-floor retail will significantly densify and urbanizeContinue reading “Hue@Chroma Opening Soon in The Grove: A Review of Community Impact, Gentrification, and Urban Density”

A Changing South City: Development Renaissance Headed to More Neighborhoods

South St. Louis is seeing a host of development and infill, leading with neighborhoods like The Grove and Benton Park which are practically in a renaissance. With new, sometimes controversial luxury apartments in The Grove and home sales in Benton Park seeing sky high prices and bidding wars, these neighborhoods are showing a resilience andContinue reading “A Changing South City: Development Renaissance Headed to More Neighborhoods”

Gourmet Nachos & Narwhal’s Concept coming to The Grove

Most of the articles I have written lately have begun with a note regarding the incredible amount of development taking place in Forest Park Southeast and The Grove. With this new dual-restaurant concept proposed at Chouteau and Vandeventer, not to mention 7 large residential projects expected soon south of Manchester by Green Street, that seemsContinue reading “Gourmet Nachos & Narwhal’s Concept coming to The Grove”

Residential Development in The Grove meets controversy as Plans Change after Demolitions

The Grove is in the midst of a development boom, with a new project or business entry announced seemingly every week. There is an incredible amount of momentum, driven by a stable business and restaurant community on Manchester and the residential stability granted by the CWE, Cortex, and Forest Park’s amenities. Many of these developmentsContinue reading “Residential Development in The Grove meets controversy as Plans Change after Demolitions”

Golden Grocer to move to Forest Park Southeast

The development boom in Forest Park Southeast continues, with Golden Grocer taking over and rehabilitating the former K9 Athletic Club building at 4501 Choutaeu Ave. Currently operating in the Central West End, the Golden Grocer offers plant-based food and smoothies, as well as a food subscription service intended to make consistent healthy eating easier. TheContinue reading “Golden Grocer to move to Forest Park Southeast”

The Grove Lofts at 4440 Manchester Under Construction

Development in The Grove is continuing at a rapid pace, with lofts at 4440 Manchester now under construction. Right across from, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company these lofts are poised to add significant density to The Grove closer to Kingshighway. The building will reach five stories and supposedly should have retail fronting Manchester, helping activate thisContinue reading “The Grove Lofts at 4440 Manchester Under Construction”