Trivers Associates is excited to announce that the 3010 Apartments renovation is the recipient of the prestigious National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The award recognizes efforts that advance the Nation’s historic preservation goals while providing affordable housing and economic development opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents.
This historically sensitive redevelopment represents a perfect marriage of missions – providing a stable home for our most vulnerable neighbors while preserving an important place in St. Louis’ history. I’m proud to stand with the National Trust to recognize the hard work of those who understand that people and places define who we are.
– Julián Castro, HUD Secretary
Originally constructed between 1907 and 1911 by Father P.J. Dunne as a home for the frequently homeless boys who sold newspapers on street corners across the City, the handsome building at 3010 Washington Avenue has provided shelter and care to the homeless for more than 100 years. The core of the recent renovation was the conversion of the barracks-like institutional housing into apartments for low to very-low income adult residents, with veterans and the disabled, especially the homeless, given preference.
After Father Dunne's News Boys' Home and Protectorate closed in the mid-20th Century, the building was assumed by the Salvation Army and renovated to house the Harbor Light Center beginning in 1970 to serve those affected by addiction, chronic homelessness and various disabilities. After more than 40 years of intensive use, the building was once again in serious need of attention. Fortunately, its owners valued the historic architectural elements and decided to incorporate the building into an ambitious plan to transform surrounding blocks into a hub of services and innovative new facilities for serving many of St. Louis' most vulnerable residents.
The renovation was accomplished without drastically altering the interiors and special attention was given to protecting and enhancing historic elements. These elements infuse new life into the building, bringing shelter and promise to those that reside within its walls and looking to infuse new energy into their own lives.
The 3010 Apartments project exemplifies how historic preservation can uplift deteriorating, underutilized buildings and revitalize communities.
– Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Trivers is excited to be working with Rise Community Development on the new Adams Grove project, which features affordable townhouses and garden apartments in the Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood. An article on this exciting development was recently featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Excerpt from article on Trivers' new Central West End condo project featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Developers are planning a $16-million project of condos and commercial space in a part of the Central West End that already is experience a building spree. Planned by Grove Properties and Atrium Properties at the northwest corner of North Sarah Street and Laclede Avenue is a five-story condo building with ground-floor retail space and a row of two-story townhomes.
Austin Barzantny, Grove's President, and Mike Gingrich, Atrium's managing partner, said Tuesday the project would be the first new for-sale residential project for years in that part of the Central West End.