Downtown Apparel Factory

Downtown construction activity, including hotel projects, major renovations, office projects, streetscape improvements, etc.
From today's Post-Dispatch, a former New York fashion executive plans to build an apparel factory somewhere in the vicinity around Washington Avenue.

https://www.stltoday.com/business/local ... 4fc82.html

Would be a huge addition to the current effort underway to bring back the Garment District.
Some background on that: https://www.stltoday.com/business/local ... b6a41.html
Nifty.
Very cool but I'm confused. They would build a new factory from the ground up and have it ready by next year??
Would be a good fit for Butler Brothers... although not on Washington, would this area really be the best for trying to jumpstart the fashion incubator even further? Or around Washington and 18th? Feels a bit off denser incubator strip, right?
I hope this factory interacts with the street, windows and a small store for people to buy brand new products from. I know factories have changed a lot recently but I really do hope that this doesn't become an eyesore.