Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) has announced that it will move its headquarters to a new location at 3830 South Grand (at Grand and Chippewa).
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis sold its property at 3763 Forest Park Avenue in April 2017 to Midas Hospitality. Since then, HFHSL has remained at the location while searching for a new site for its Administrative Offices, Construction Warehouse and City ReStore.
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis will purchase the 51,159 square foot building on approximately 192,262 square feet from Schnuck Markets, Inc. The 41-year old building had been used as a grocery store and more recently, as a call center. Habitat is expected to move-in by the end of April 2018.
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis will acquire the Dutchtown property partially with a cash payment, as well as a charitable contribution from Schnucks.
Contributions to the renovation of the building are being made by board members, consultants, subcontractors and suppliers, including to date: S.M. Wilson; HOK; and Cushman and Wakefield.
The new space will allow for a 19,497 square foot ReStore with an open floor retail space similar to Habitat’s ReStore Des Peres. The new City ReStore will have its own dock for easy transfer of construction and home remodeling supplies and also will open the end of April. [Note: The ReStore Des Peres will remain open in its current location.]
The City ReStore will continue to be housed with Habitat’s Administrative Offices and Construction Warehouse. Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis has allowed for 2,000 square feet of space for a future lease tenant.
“As a St. Louis-based business who puts a great emphasis on community service, Schnucks thanks Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis for their continued efforts to bring more affordable housing to residents of the area,” said Schnucks Senior Vice President of Real Estate Steve Heitz. “The people of St Louis are lucky to have an organization that invests so much in our community. We wish them all the best at their new headquarters and ReStore location in south St. Louis.”
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly McKinney offered, “We are delighted to have found a property in the City that will allow us to function as one — our administrative offices, construction warehouse and ReStore will be housed under one roof. We look forward to moving to our new neighborhood and to continuing the important work of providing affordable housing for hardworking low income families who deserve a safe and decent place to live.”
Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.7 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company’s My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks.
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) is a not-for-profit, ecumenical housing ministry working in partnership with individuals and communities of all faiths to improve housing conditions and provide safe, decent and affordable housing in St. Louis City and County. With nearly 400 homes already built or rehabbed, HFHSL is one of the leading housing developers in St. Louis. HFHSL regularly ranks among the top Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the country. HFHSL donors, volunteers, and partner families work side-by-side to build or rehab homes ensuring that every deserving family in St. Louis has a decent place to live.
HFHSL’s two ReStores sell new and reusable construction and home remodeling supplies. The mission of the ReStore is to provide additional financial resources to HFHSL; expand opportunities to serve a broader base of the community by providing low-cost materials; and provide good stewardship of sustainable resources within the St. Louis MSA.
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis: Building Homes, Building Hope, Building St. Louis.
For more information, visit: www.habitatstl.org.
More on the Need for Affordable Housing and Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis:
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis receives 5,000 calls each year from people living in substandard housing who inquire about eligibility for Habitat’s home buying program. In 2016, more than 800 individuals or couples living in St. Louis City or County for at least one year, making within 25-50% of the area median income and living in substandard housing, requested a pre-screen application to begin the process of applying to the program. In 2016, five families closed on their new home with the responsibility of a monthly affordable payment.
In addition to a down payment and a 30-year affordable mortgage, each HFHSL homebuyer invests 350 sweat-equity volunteer hours into building or rehabbing a home and attending life skills classes. Homeowners are teachers, healthcare providers and returning college students determined to achieve homeownership and create a legacy for their families.