Infill continues in Peabody Darst Webbe & Lafayette Square Neighborhoods

Dolman Street as a border for the Lafayette Square and Peabody Darst Webbe neighborhoods never really made sense to me. Truman Parkway (aka 18th Street) is a much more logical choice. Unfortunately, Truman is a barrier expressway. It is tough to cross, especially at rush hour when the suburbanites are using maximum speeds to get in and out of the city via I-44 and I-55.

The east side of Dolman continues to see renovations and new infill construction. The former Bouras Mop Factory building at Park and Dolman continues to make progress.

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Park Avenue and Dolman Street

A new set of townhomes are rising on a long vacant lot…they start at $500K. Good for St. Louis, but who can afford that? I often wonder…but, godspeed if you can.


The infill is almost complete from Park to Chouteau with only a few remaining lots available. The new construction is historic in nature and matches the old brick beauties quite well.

Another piece of good news, a long vacant lot on South 18th Street will see a new home. There are two spots that will be endcaps for 18th Street and Dolman.

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Per the Planning & Urban Design Agency, there are plans for a new single-family home to be built on the lot at the north end of 18th Street.

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Per the proposed plan, the setback is recessed 1 foot from the building line on S. 18th Street.

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South 18th Street is one of those perfect Lafayette Square scenes, with color, well-maintained homes.

And more handsome infill is taking place at Lafayette Prep Academy at Mississippi and Lafayette.

Another empty lot on Rutger is seeing townhomes rising.

It’s easy to imagine a day when all lots are filled in the neighborhood.


And with the Jefferson and Chouteau development gaining steam, there is a lot of positivity going on in this perfectly located urban neighborhood.

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