Rollin Street Photos & Tour

I recently toured Rollin Street. Again, no photos from me since Vulcan like 1521 prohibits photography. Though Vulcan did share these photos:

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Sounds like Rollin has about 52 signed purchase and sales for 208 units. They’re expecting their temporary certificate of occupancy in the first week of March, so buyers if they can get financing will be moving in soon. In terms of foot traffic they’re getting 40-80 people a weekend. And they’ve dialed down their marketing budget and redirected their marketing budget into providing buyer incentives.

I liked what I saw. I’m a big fan of exposed concrete ceilings and walls which the units had plenty of. I wasn’t a fan of the east facing units. They layouts were good but the views miserable. Of course, the west facing units had much better views. But unfortunately the west facing units are all monster sized with big price tags putting them out of reach of most first time home buyers.

I do think Vulcan has a lot of work ahead of themselves to sell the remaining units. I think the project would have been much more successful at half the size.

Interestingly Rollin is going to feature a basketball court as one of the community amenities:

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Another amenity is a bike wash in the garage. I wish I had one of those!

Sounds like Rollin buyers are just as anxious as the Veer buyers, Broken dreams and ghost towns in the sky, cont.:

Speaking of such, a group of Rollin Street buyers met last night at a coffee shop to discuss the fate of their purchases. This was a group of committed buyers who had bought into the vision of the neighborhood so effectively conveyed at the SLU Discovery Center, not a group of speculators looking to exit their contracts unscathed.

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  • Peckhammer

    Nice looking place. I'd rent there for sure. Downtown rents have dropped about 9%, so renting is looking like a great way of enjoying a true urban living experience without the hassles of being a condo owner.

  • andy

    Those west facing views are going to be great until they put in the building across the street. May be a while but it is a Vulcan property and the Discovery Center will be moved. I am sure that astute buyers are checking this out and will not pay “view prices” for a temporary view.

  • rollinst.

    If anyone is a Rollin Street Owner, check out the Facebook page “Rollin Street Buyers”. You can ask to be added as a friend if you are a buyer. Be ready to verify your condo purchase before you are accepted. This will be a private place where all Rollin St. owners can get together and organize and discuss issues that may arise during our closing process.

  • Brett

    This is a great looking building. I really like the theme. The no photo thing always puzzles me… Not allowing us to take our own pictures is like preventing us from looking where we want or showing our significant others, parents, friends, what we want. When oh when, are marketing groups and developers going to learn that transparency is the straightest path to earning the publics trust. And trust is the straightest path to purchasing. I think we are totally capable of deciding what we want to look at, take pictures of, and which units we are interested in. We should also be able to get the answers to simple questions, like how many condos have sold so far. I'm not an attorney, but I think to hide this basic information boarders on disclosure violations. It is as material as disclosing a “known” building going up across the street.

  • Brett

    This is a great looking building. I really like the theme. The no photo thing always puzzles me… Not allowing us to take our own pictures is like preventing us from looking where we want or showing our significant others, parents, friends, what we want. When oh when, are marketing groups and developers going to learn that transparency is the straightest path to earning the publics trust. And trust is the straightest path to purchasing. I think we are totally capable of deciding what we want to look at, take pictures of, and which units we are interested in. We should also be able to get the answers to simple questions, like how many condos have sold so far. I'm not an attorney, but I think to hide this basic information boarders on disclosure violations. It is as material as disclosing a “known” building going up across the street.