Apartments, Hotel and Retail Could Be Part of SLU-Backed Development at Grand and Chouteau

By on March 13, 2019

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  A developer is planning an 850,000-square-foot mixed-use project at Chouteau Avenue and South Grand Boulevard on one of the largest swaths of undeveloped land in the central corridor.

“It will be a great urban mixed-use project that will help connect the north and south (St. Louis University) campuses and help reinvigorate an area that has been a little bit underutilized for many years,” said Rob Lochner, vice president of development for the developer, Peoria-based Cullinan Properties.

SLU owns the 14-acre property at the northwest corner of the intersection. In September the university sought developer proposals for the site, which sits just across Chouteau from the under-construction $550 million SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital. SLU selected Cullinan, the developer of the mixed-use Streets of St. Charles and the Lofts@Euclid rehab in the Central West End.

Though details are still being finalized, Lochner said Cullinan is considering about 100,000 square feet of retail space and 40,000 square feet of restaurant space. A residential component will add some 300 “luxury” apartments, and it plans a roughly 250-room hotel with event space. It’s also considering as much as 150,000 square feet of office space, depending on market demand.

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