2019 City Projects

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Downtown
Completed

Under Construction
Ballpark Village Phase 2 - 29 story, 296 unit apartment tower, 9 story, 100,000 sq. ft. office building, 8 story hotel and 60,000 sq. ft. retail.
500 Locust/Mercantile Library Block - Mixed-use redevelopment: first floor retail with apartment units above.
913-923 Locust - Multi-building residential conversion + demo of 923 Locust for townhomes: 85-90 units.
1133 Pine - Mixed-use renovation for law office, apts. & possible retail.
501 Olive - Conversion of LaSalle Building to Boutique Hotel Indigo.
1501 Washington - Conversion of International Shoe to Boutique Last Hotel.
2144 Market - New construction Fairfield Inn. (Demo old Harry's.)
2315 Locust - Rehab of vacant Mendenhall Building for office/first floor restaurant.
Union Station Entertainment Phase - Construction of aquarium and attractions.

Planned
615 Olive - Mixed-use conversion of Railway Exchange: 600 units, office, and retail.
777 Olive - Conversion of Chemical Building: 207 residential units and first floor retail.
409-415 Tucker - Jefferson Arms mixed-use renovation: 250 room hotel, 239 apartments, office, and retail.
1815 Locust - Conversion of Tire Mart building: 67 apartments.
1011 Olive - Conversion for Dave Bailey bbq joint and rooftop bar. (Old Bussone's building.)
1320 Market - Conversion of Municipal Courts Building for boutique hotel.
2100 blocks Locust/Washington - rehab of four buildings: 130k sq.ft. office and retail space, plus park and parking space on vacant city lots.
1528 Locust - Conversion of former YMCA into 21c Museum Hotel: 200 rooms, restaurant, and curated public gallery space.
300 N Tucker - Front Page Lofts:

Central Corridor
Completed

Under Construction
4981 W Pine - "One Hundred" luxury apartment tower with 305 units.
3700 Forst Park Ave. - City Foundry mixed-use redevelopment. Phase 1: food hall, office, and retail. Phase 2: new construction office tower.
415 DeBaliviere - Mixed-use rehab of mostly vacant building: 20 residential units and commercial space.
2647-53 Washington - Renovation of 2 buildings for 12 apts. and office.
2926 Locust - Rehab for Tempest Distilling.
3763 Forest Park Ave - Demo of old Habitat HQ for new Element Hotel.
4245 Duncan - Aloft Hotel: new construction. (Cortex)
4340-50 Duncan - Crescent Building rehab for office, lab, and secured parking. (Cortex)
BJC Kingshighway: Ongoing campus renewal and expansion including structured parking, pedestrian improvements, and clinical replacements.
Grand Center: infrastructure - Sheldon Art Walk, etc.
Forest Park: infrastructure enhancements.
WashU Danforth East Campus Transformation
801 Edwin - Conversion of Steelcote Building to 32 lofts.
3660 Market - Armory Building renovation for commercial/office.
4427 Chouteau - Renovation of Station G for Greater Goods HQ.

Planned
Duncan and Newstead - WAshington University neuroscience research building.
2650 Locust - Conversion of Beaumont Telephone Exchange Building to 60 loft apartments and office space. (Part of larger plan that includes Mendenhall Building and future infill on Jefferson)
3000 Locust - Rehab for office + 17 apartments.
700 block Olive - Contemporary residential infill and rehab of Wolfner Library as clubhouse. (Approx. 18 new buildings)
4475 Chouteau - 3 story infill 7 units + small commercial space.
4101 W. Pine - 13 infill townhomes.
4802 Delmar - 2 phase, 161 unit micro apartment infill.
5539 Pershing - Ranier Apartments: new 117 unit complex.
5720 DeGiverville - Forst Park/DeBaliviere TOD: 265 apartments + 34K sq.ft. retail on Metro properties.
3100 Washington - Renovation for Kranzberg Foundation literary venue.
6190 Delmar - Mixed-use infill at old Church's Chicken site: first floor retail with residential units above.
Cortex - Koman (Sarah & Clayton) - Phase 1: 95k sq. ft. office. Future phases: mixed use.
4506 Forest Park Ave - WUSTL Ambulatory Care Center infill on surface parking lot.
215 York - AC by Marriot new hotel construction.
7 Steelcote - Conversion to 15 residential units and ground-floor trail space.
3301 Washington - Kranzberg community arts center: performance space, cafe, library, arts incubator coworking space.
The Link - Office and retail project planned for Delmar and Skinker to include CVS. Intended opening 4Q 2019.
3601 Chouteau - Iron Hill mixed use TOD: 300 apartments, 250 hotel rooms, 144K sq. ft. office, + 140K sq. ft. retail.

Near South
Completed
1519 Tower Grove - mixed-use conversion of Woodward-Tiernan plant: 163 apts. and first floor retail.

Under Construction
1000 Park - 10 unit infill townhome development
1322 Dolman - Conversion of Bouras Mop warehouse: 50 apts.
1515 Lafayette - Reno of City Hospital outbuildings: 73 apts.
"Terry Park" homes in Gate District: 25 single family infill homes.
Botanical Grove: Ongoing UIC rehab and modern infill single family homes.
6300 Clayton - Mixed-use new construction: first floor retail and 100 residential units above.
SLU Hospitals expansion.
4240 Vista - Conversion of Columbia Iron Works for Missouri Foundation Health HQ. (Includes surrounding demo and rehab.)

Planned
2118 Chouteau - Mixed use infil on Praxair site and adjoining parcels: 500 apts., 120 condos, 84k sq.ft. commercial.
4101-4017 Manchester - 7 story mixed-use new construction: 30 apts., office, first floor retail.
4215 -39 Arco - demo for new 4 story apartment buiding: 95 units.
4140 Park - Partial renovation of Liggett-Myers Tobacco warehouse as office.

South
Completed

Under Construction
721 Victor - Victor Iron Works demo and new apartment construction: 118 units.
1001 Russell - mixed-use infill: 21 units and first-floor retail.
1810 S. 10th - 3 infill townhomes.
2800-2914 Lemp - Mixed-use rehab of vacant building: Hommage restaurant and second floor apts.
3001-13 Missouri - 5 new infill homes.
1956 Utah - Conversion of vacant 1930's gas station to restaurant.
256 S. Grand - New apt building on demolished YMCA site: 116 units.
3450 Wisconsin - Residential conversion of vacant Shepard School: 47 units.
3600 S. Jefferson - Rehab of mixed-use corner building: 4 units.
"Chippewa Park" - 46 rehab units on 15 scattered sites.
3600 S. Grand - Melba Theater rehab for office/live-work/residential space: 12-15 apts. and 6 first-floor live/work spaces.
4021 Iowa - Residential conversion of former school: 14 units.
2275 Chippewa - mixed-use rehab of vacant 3-story: 11 units.
4120 DeTonty - Phase 2 DeTonty Street Apts. infill: 24 units.
3172 Morgan Ford - Mixed-use apartment buildings on car wash site: 26 units above 1st floor retail.
5006 Daggett - Residential redevelopment of former industrial site. Phase 1: 225 apts. Phase 2: single family homes.
Green Street 175,000 sq. ft. spec building at former Carondolet Coke site.
National Candy Building renovation for U-Haul - 4230 Gravois. (Open for biz,)

Planned
7202 Arsenal - Rehab of Wilkinson School: 37 apts. and office plus 8 more apts. on infill building on parking lot.
1851 Menard - 3 infill townhomes.
1827 California - 2 2-family infill townhomes.
Gravois Park - 24 (LRA) scattered-site art studios/residences by Kranzberg Arts Foundation.
3201 Morgan Ford - Rehab of existing building with addition for 20 apts. and retail
3830 Boulevard Heights - Two infill buildings with 48 condos total,
7401 Vermont - Rehab of Lyon School: 32 units + 10 new garden apartments,
2528 Texas - Renovation of vacant warehouse to "Brick City Makes" shared light manufacturing.
2717 Sidney - Cacant warehouse reno for Rung for Women HQ.
4175 Shaw - Renovation of vacant gas station for Dave Bailey burger restaurant.

North City
Completed

Under Construction
1020 Union - 44 units residential conversion of old Clark School.
1300 block Granville Place - "Nathaniel Rivers Place: 32 new supportive housing units.
"St. Ferdinand" Homes II: 47 new units on 37 scattered sites in The Ville.
4200 blocks Cook, - C.D. Banks & Finney - "Finney Place" infill: 40 LIHTC rental homes.
"Lookaway Ct." Phase 2: 11 new Habitat homes in Riverview.
NGA West HQ
4300 Block Finney - Ranken Manufacturing Incubator replacing existing industrial structures.

Planned
Preservation Place transformation/Carr School renovation. (HUD Neighborhood Choice.)
Blair Homes - 29 units in Hyde Park
Northside Regeneration: 500 unit residential.
1225 St. Louis Avenue - rehab of warehouse into Old North Art Lofts: 31 units.
Bremen Homes - Infill development in Hyde Park: 40 new homes.
3900-4000 blocks Finney & C.D. Banks - Vandeventer Estates: 51 single family & townhomes.
5555 Delmar - Mixed-use redevelopment of St. Luke's Hospital complex: (60 units + non-profit office spaces.
5882 Cabbane - Rehab of vacant apartment building: 32 units.
6211 Delmar - Northgate - 3 story mixed-use new construction: first floor retail with office above.
2720-26 Marcus - First and Last Home LLC: modular homes in Ville neighborhood.
For the moment this is mostly copy-pasta using STLrainbow's incredible threads as a model. I've made a small change to the geographic breakdown to more closely reflect my own take on the way the city works, and I'll use the McCue-Peters Guide to the Architecture of St. Louis as a precedent. I'm working on adding a map, which I'll link in the main post as soon as I get it done. (Which I can keep updated as the year progresses, and which I can copy and hand off to others in the future as needed.) Thank you for your patience and help.
symphonicpoet wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:24 pm
For the moment this is mostly copy-pasta using STLrainbow's incredible threads as a model. I've made a small change to the geographic breakdown to more closely reflect my own take on the way the city works, and I'll use the McCue-Peters Guide to the Architecture of St. Louis as a precedent. I'm working on adding a map, which I'll link in the main post as soon as I get it done. (Which I can keep updated as the year progresses, and which I can copy and hand off to others in the future as needed.) Thank you for your patience and help.
I have a map here but I understand you are making one. Mine may have things your's doesn't.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewe ... 03649&z=10
Oh, yours absolutely has things mine won't. Different styles. Different aims. I'm just shooting to put the 2019 city limits projects on a single map. Yours is more ambitious: regionwide, multi-year. Could possibly just use that and save myself trouble, but I have an odd yen to make these things. (I make 'em on paper with pencils and pens too. Odd as that may sound. Though most of those are more fantastical.) That said, thank you for reminding me. I've enjoyed perusing your map in the past quite a bit. It's a good resource.
symphonicpoet wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:04 am
Oh, yours absolutely has things mine won't. Different styles. Different aims. I'm just shooting to put the 2019 city limits projects on a single map. Yours is more ambitious: regionwide, multi-year. Could possibly just use that and save myself trouble, but I have an odd yen to make these things. (I make 'em on paper with pencils and pens too. Odd as that may sound. Though most of those are more fantastical.) That said, thank you for reminding me. I've enjoyed perusing your map in the past quite a bit. It's a good resource.
Boldened part, I removed a majority of projects out of my reach (AKA places I don't go often). So I am concentrating on the City, for the most part and just bits of the county. Your plan sounds great, can't wait to see your map.
Great stuff, sp; I look forward to seeing you taking it to a new and better direction!
^STLrainbow, I don't think I really plan to take it a much different direction than you did, and so far it's almost all your legwork. Just getting started. I'll be well content if I can maintain what you've created and add even just a little.

As to adds:

I've added The Link at Delmar and Skinker, the Forest Park DeBaliviere TOD, the Kranzberg Arts cafe and coworking space at 3301 Washington, and the prefab homes in the Ville to the planned projects; all as reported in NextSTL. Has Pace broken ground on the Link? I seem to recall they started demo on the gas station, but maybe that's just wishful thinking. It's been a couple of weeks since I was that way and I wasn't looking closely at the time. (Ought to check for permits on that one.) Also need to find out if the Kranzberg project is in addition to or in the stead of the similar project at 3100 Washington.

Will do more looking. Making more progress on the map, but it's still got a ways to go. Please feel free to chime in if there's something that needs to be added, subtracted, or corrected. I did not include projects on the completed list from 2018 as I figured the 2019 completed list should only include projects completed in 2019. (Of which there are as yet none so far as I'm aware. What with it being barely the third day of the new year.)

Anyway, thank you all for your patience and help.
Thanks for doing this! One small suggestion going forward would be to include the cost amount with the projects and have them ranked by that. Feel like it helps to figure out the scope of what it is a little bit better. IMO

I can help get find some of those if you would like.
That's a solid idea. I was thinking about adding projected costs anyway. I'd been planning to go through and order them by date completed, ground broken, or proposed, but cost would certainly be easier. I'm meaning to audit the list and make sure things are in the right places and reflect any changes that have come down the pike. I have a bit of a to do list I'm going to be addressing over the next week or two before things really settle into a routine. Your input is very much appreciated.
http://transitx.com/proposals/Transit_X ... uis,MO.pdf

Can’t be built this year but was proposed just days ago. Keep your eye on the news about this because some stories are coming about it.
Gateway City wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:31 am
http://transitx.com/proposals/Transit_X ... uis,MO.pdf

Can’t be built this year but was proposed just days ago. Keep your eye on the news about this because some stories are coming about it.

Looks promising. Have they been able to raise any money for any cities yet?
Their financials are outlined in the pdf.

They are in late development planning stages in UAE, Abu Dhabi, and two American cities.
This map has been updated, SP, if you need anything to fill in on yours. New design too.
^Love your new design, Chris. I've pretty well abandoned my own map, as there's nothing I could do that would match that.

Added the proposed Duncan and Newstead neuroscience building.
Bit of a Debbie-Downer question for a thinkpiece, but does anyone have a good handle on which (if any) of these projects is most likely to stall out/never come to fruition if and when the next recession hits in a few years? I love seeing all the development and really would hate to see a lot of it and all the momentum it carries with it be erased essentially overnight, since I'm not sure that STL has quite reached a level of developmental momentum that is necessary to be sustainable through multiple years of economic downturn.

Anything to update on the list?
Well . . . Jefferson Arms looks a little precarious right now and Railway Exchange can never quite seem to get off the ground. I wish Alterra Mike the best and I hope the current/new/next owners of RX can get something going. But . . . if I had to hedge. 300 S Broadway is another that could easily break the wrong way.
symphonicpoet wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:38 am
But . . . if I had to hedge. 300 S Broadway is another that could easily break the wrong way.
To be honest, I've kinda given up on that one already haha.
^By "break the wrong way" I don't necessarily mean the tower won't get built. But also the possibility that the building could sit vacant and deteriorating for an extended period because the tower is falling through.
True. Though, I've heard that there's other interesting groups in that building (which wouldn't surprise me in the slightest), so if the original group falls through entirely, I haven't given up hope that the building will be used for something, at least. Preferably with at least the facade still intact.
Added Iron Hill and updated downtown Y 21c Hotel Museum.
Added Front Page Lofts.