Brooks Goedeker | St. Louis Public Radio

Brooks Goedeker

St. Louis University plans to build new houses on 43 empty parcels near its medical campus in the Gate District neighborhood.
Corinne Ruff | St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis University is planning to build homes for sale on 43 grassy lots scattered among existing houses just east of its medical campus on Grand Avenue.

The university acquired the properties in the Gate District neighborhood over the course of decades. In some cases it tore down deteriorating structures. Now, its development arm is working closely with the neighborhood association to build the homes.