JEMA’s Multifamily Design Poised To Transform The Grove

Construction is nearing completion at Union at the Grove, a collective of six multifamily buildings being constructed simultaneously.  The development, the first of its kind in St. Louis, combines market rate housing with attainable workforce housing and is poised to transform the entire Grove neighborhood.

One of the buildings, named Ashe and featured here, is a new multifamily housing prototype that is based on a very old European model – the Danish “Potato Row” – located in Copenhagen, Denmark and originally built in the 1800s. JEMA’s Ashe is comprised of 18 row homes that undulate back and forth creating a dynamic, yet contextual urban infill project.  Each row home is nearly identical, but you would not know it or feel it when you tour the neighborhood. The row homes are composed of three different brick colors and two different wood highlights that create subtle variations and just the right amount of diversity and difference.

Like the Danish Potato Row, JEMA’s Ashe is modern, but contextual. The design elevates the neighborhood while honoring the traditional brick architecture of the area.  The 2-story row homes have large windows framed with solid and perforated steel plate, tall ceilings, rear balconies…and of course a front garden!