2018: The Year The New STL Story Began

By on March 13, 2018

From Building St. Louis:  ​On December 18th, 2017, Ballpark Village Phase 2 broke ground. That project includes a 29 story, 300 unit apartment tower known as One Cardinal Way, a Loews Hotel and Office Building. The Residential Tower will top out at 320 feet in height and the other portion around 130 feet. Just across the street, and announced the Friday before the groundbreaking on the 14th of December, 300 South Broadway was unveiled and proposed. It was passed by the Preservation Board on February 26th, 2018. That tower will top out at 33 floors and 337 feet tall according to documents obtained by Building St. Louis and will have 246 Units, 10 of which are badly needed 3 bedroom units. That project should begin in September of this year.

In Central West End, after a Year and 2 months, on February 27th, 2018, One Hundred broke ground. That building will be 36 floors and 385 feet tall. It should be open by Summer 2020. What am I getting at here? Well, it is fairly simple, we are pushing buildings that will make a difference in the City’s skylines, and we aren’t finished yet. In the case of Central West End, the hottest neighborhood in the City, more high rises could be unveiled this year if all goes well, and it appears it will be. MAC Properties hinted at their Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, that they have other projects planned in St. Louis and that one could be unveiled this year.

St. Louis City is entering a building boom not yet seen in decades. This one is so far outpacing the Pre-Recession boom that brought us the Park East Tower, The Tower at OPOP, Lumiere Place and 4545 Lindell. But several buildings were proposed at the time that would have dramatically changed the City in many ways. Some of those projects are the Bottle District, the original Ballpark Village Plan and Skyhouse among other things but the fact the City had far more abandoned buildings at the time didn’t help get these built. Many were ready to go, but the recession took its toll. Fast forward 10 years and St. Louis is booming. Downtown has rebounded big time with restorations of buildings going on all over the place and more are planned. Big buildings like the Railway Exchange Building and Jefferson Arms Project are ready to go but financing is still being lined up.​

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