Arlington Grove is a 112-unit development that will create a new community in the 22nd Ward of St. Louis City. Spearheaded by MBS, St. Louis Housing Authority, KAI Design & Build and Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, the development plan includes:
- The historic renovation of the abandoned, William B. Ittner-designed Arlington School into townhouses and garden apartments.
- New, historically representative townhouses and garden apartments developed with sustainable practices and materials.
- A mixed-use building with apartments above first-floor retail to help recreate the feeling of a dense commercial corridor and to spur further economic development.
With resources provided by a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Green Communities Grant, the Arlington Grove community will incorporate a number of energy and resource conserving features that will help keep utility costs low and indoor environments healthful for residents while conserving energy, water and materials. Key Green Features include:
- ENERGY STAR Interior & Exterior Lighting
- ENERGY STAR HVAC Systems
- ENERGY STAR Roofing Materials
- EPA WaterSense Kitchen & Bathroom Fixtures
- Green Label Plus Certified Carpeting
- High-Performance Building Construction
- Low-VOC Paints & Materials
- Native Plant Landscaping
- Solar Electricity Generation Systems
- Walkable Street & Neighborhood Plan
- Water- and Energy-Conserving Appliances
- Water-Permeable, Reflective Pavement Systems
- Resident Training in Green Concepts
It is anticipated that these features will allow Arlington Grove to realize energy and water savings of 25% to 40% over standard-construction developments. Construction began in October 2010.