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Fall Rehabber’s Club Classes Begin This Week

September 24, 2007 Events/Meetings, Midtown, SLU 5 Comments

The first class looks really interesting:

Fall 2007 Rehabbers Club classes begin on Wednesday, September 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Saint Louis University’s Humanities Building, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Room TBA! Tentatively, we will have separate classes on:

Sept. 26: Acquiring, Planning and Designing Your Rehab Project Confirmed speakers are: Dustin Bopp, architect, and Steve Patterson, REALTOR®

Future class dates and topics with speakers TBA:

  • Oct. 3: Ask a Lender: Choosing the Right Financing for You
  • Oct. 10: Historic Tax Credits: What Are They & How To Get Them
  • Oct. 17: Rehabbing a Live / Work Space & Green Rehabbing
  • Oct. 24: Ask a Lawyer, Ask an Accountant
  • Oct. 31: No class on Halloween
  • Nov. 7: Focus on City Neighborhood Revitalization with Rollin Stanley, Director of St. Louis’ Planning & Urban Design Agency
  • Nov. 14: Rehabbing a Property in a Redevelopment Area: What Does This Mean? (This class will also address the ins and outs of TIF, tax abatement and eminent domain.)
  • Nov. 21, No class, the day before Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 28: Working with Contractors
  • Dec. 5: Working with the City: permits, building inspections, occupancy inspections, local historic districts, LRA
  • Dec. 12: Panel of Experienced Developers

$10 per class, $90 for ten class series or $180 for twenty class series (Fall 2007 and Spring 2008)!

Parking: Onstreet, metered parking is available along Lindell. You may also park in the garage behind the Moolah Theatre and Lounge which is across Lindell Blvd from the SLU Humanities Building. The charge is $1 per hour for garage parking. However, you can park in the garage for your class and then go over the the Moolah after class to get a free parking ticket with the purchase of something at the bar or concession stand.

You may pre-register by mailing your check to our post office box: ReVitalize St. Louis, P.O. Box 63062, St. Louis, MO 63163 We will accept checks and cash at the door; sorry no credit cards. All donations are tax deductible since ReVitalize St. Louis is a 501c3 non-profit organization. More details will be posted on the Rehabbers Club website and listserve this week. Thank you for participating in the Rehabbers Club and ReVitalize St. Louis! Claralyn Bollinger Treasurer, ReVitalize St. Louis Rehabbers Club Czarina/Owner/Moderator c: 314.604.1570

I should add that bicycle parking is plentiful at the Humanities Building. However, despite having a Lindell address the building entrance faces south. The bike racks are near the building entrance. Signs will indicate where to find the class.

This will be my third time giving this class which includes many design do’s & don’ts such as a drop-in stainless sink with granite countertops (that would be a don’t). We’ll also cover bigger issues such as searching for the right property to meet your needs and managing the design process. For those that don’t know, most of my experience is in residential design. For example, at right is a kitchen I designed as part of a complete home make over in Frontenac while employed at Kirkwood’s Mosby Building Arts (you may know Scott Mosby as KMOX’s Home Improvement guru).

Co-presenting this first class is Dustin Bopp, AIA, is a personal friend of mine and an Architect with many years of experience in mixed-use design as well as historic tax credit projects. He will help shed light on how to work with an architect as well as some of the design issues faced around rehabbing old historic buildings. Bopp is a Project Director with TR,i Architects and is on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

I look forward to seeing you Wednesday evening!


Currently there are "5 comments" on this Article:

  1. What is the problem with stainless sink and granite, or do I need to attend to find out?

    [SLP — Stainless and granite are great — but the “drop-in” sink as opposed to an under-mount variety looks cheap relative to the quality of the granite.  I’ve seen people do great projects and then screw it up in the last details — the details that buyers actually see such as finishes, light fixtures and such.]

  2. Curtis says:

    I see some rain in the forecast for Wed. I might be able to offer you a ride up there if you need.

  3. Reginald Pennypacker III says:

    Damn. I would really like to attend this, as I have my eye on a few buildings. But Wednesdays are a no go. 🙁

  4. MS says:

    As great as the tax credit seminar would be, I hope everyone instead attends the meeting at the Dutchtown office regarding Larry Rice’s proposal for 4722-4728 Tennessee on Oct 10 7:00pm. I hope to see you there, Steve.

  5. Ben Sever says:

    I think my brain just died and went to heaven. And I’ll be there tomorrow night and, hopefully, every Wednesday there is a class – if you’ll have me. I took from the article that this is open to the public. If not, please let me know before I show up with my ten dollars in hand and embarrass myself.


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