West Olive, Grand Center

Update: More like $500,000 to $1,000,000.

They’re coming along on building the $300,000 houses on West Olive Street in Grand Center, and the lake I had photographed before is now gone. The new houses actually have some panache, and are turning out better than I expected. However, what was demolished could have easily been saved. I looked at this block way back in 2008.

The rock, dirt and broken brick piles below may be an art installation; I’m not sure.

There are some large drainage ditches being built like something I would expect to see out in Chesterfield Valley; I am reserving judgement until they are completed.

Home Depot and Lowe’s do have some great deals on landscaping blocks.

But I am happy to see the renovation of the Renaissance Revival library building near the intersection with Vandeventer Avenue. It is looking really good.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. elcee says:

    It’s all about convenience. I imagine that if these concrete blocks were available a hundred years ago or more, we wouldn’t see the labor intensive limestone retaining walls.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I would imagine so, but I was just expecting something a little more permanent.

  2. ME says:

    It does seem odd that a drainage ditch would be needed in the middle of a city that already has a functioning sewer system. It looks like they aren’t planning on building on that side of the street?

    1. ME says:

      It looks like it may be a rain garden.

      1. Chris Naffziger says:

        I hope it is a rain garden…

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