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Lux Living seeks to overturn denial to demo Kingshighway and Highway 40 buildings

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st. LOUIS — Local apartment developer Lux Living has petitioned the city board to reverse a decision that has prevented a new project on Kings Highway Boulevard from progressing south near Highway 40 (Interstate 64). I’m here.

Lux Living has told the St. Louis Preservation Commission to reverse a decision by the Commission staff, the Department of Cultural Resources, to prevent developers from demolishing a long row of vacant homes along South Kings Highway Boulevard just south of Forest Park. want to stop it. The demolition will reportedly pave the way for Lux Living to build a mixed-use apartment development. on the board agenda.

Lux Living will be submitted to the St. Louis Preservation Commission on December 5th. Lux owner Victor Alston did not respond to a request for comment.preservation committee weight Requests for demolition of properties located in preservation examination districts.

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The project already faced hurdles before the CRO’s decision. The Forest Park Southeast District Association declined to approve the proposal this summer. After a former Lux employee shared allegations The company has been talking to the city’s building department about demolishing the property.

the company is one of them most prolific developer in the Saint Louis area, faced controversy Regarding tenant complaints about improper management of properties and attempts to stall competing developments.

And it has often been at odds with CROs and conservation committees.both groups have Reject multiple attempts The Department of Cultural Resources said,overlookedA report from Lux detailing the property’s structural problems in such cases.

Neighborhood alderman Tina Pihl has also been a vocal opponent of Lux Living.

Seven buildings on South Kingshighway have remained vacant for years.Ann Affiliates of Drury Hotels I owned the property before selling it to Lux Living. Drury proposed in 2008 his $100 million project to build two 16-story hotel towers on the site. But after the Great Recession hit, the plan never came to fruition.

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