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Arlington Grove, St. Louis

Unit Count: 112
Street: 1617 Burd Avenue
City: St. Louis
State: MO
ZIP Code: 63112

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 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.