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By Martin Van Der Werf
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08/23/2005

Spurred by the sales success of the high-rise Park East Tower, now coming out of the ground on Euclid Avenue in the Central West End, developer Opus Corp. is going ahead with plans for a second high-rise condo complex about three blocks to the north.

The building would be at the northeast corner of Euclid and Lindell Boulevard, where the now-vacant former local headquarters of the American Heart Association stands. Opus, a Minneapolis-based company, is asking the city for $9.5 million in tax-increment financing toward the $92.6 million project.

"We have a concept, we think it will come together financially," said John Pitcher, the director of real estate development for Opus Development Northwest LLC. "It's a go so far, until we hit a roadblock."

The company is still drawing up plans, but the building likely will be 26 stories, the same height as Park East. But it would have 200 units, more than twice as many as Park East's 89. Translated, that means smaller units at lower prices. The target range for most units: $275,000 to $450,000. Retail space would face Euclid. Opus is going ahead with plans for second high-rise

If the project gets the city's nod, Pitcher says a marketing office would likely open in February. For construction to begin, about half of the units would have to be sold.

And Opus may not be done. It would like to add one or two new projects in the Central West End, Pitcher says. At Park East, fewer than 20 units remain.
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Pinnacle increases investment in St. Louis-area casinos
By Jim Salter
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08/29/2005

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. plans to substantially increase its investment in two casinos planned for St. Louis and St. Louis County, the company said Monday.

The Missouri Gaming Commission in September approved plans for Pinnacle casinos along the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis and in Lemay in south St. Louis County. At the time, Pinnacle said it planned to spend at least $208 million on the downtown casino and $300 million on the one in Lemay.

Now, the Las Vegas-based company plans to spend about $400 million downtown and $375 million in the county.

The downtown casino will be on 18 acres in the Laclede's Landing area north of the Gateway Arch. Pinnacle's plans for the casino, scheduled to open in 2007, include 2,000 slot machines, about 40 table games and 200 luxury hotel rooms.

The additional commitment includes $45 million to purchase and refurbish the Embasssy Suites hotel. An additional $15 million is being spent to acquire more land around the casino site.

Pinnacle also has agreed to spend $50 million on residential development in the city, perhaps in the form of a condominium tower at Laclede's Landing. Pinnacle will pay a fine if it does not build the project within five years of opening the downtown casino.

"This level of investment makes Pinnacle a major force in the renewal of downtown St. Louis, and it will further strengthen our market position," said Daniel Lee, Pinnacle's chairman and chief executive officer.

"After examining the growth of the market and the status of the competition, we've decided to build a facility that is significant in both scope and quality. We intend to lead the currently underserved downtown gaming and entertainment market and today's announcement reflects that commitment."

The only other gambling boat in the city of St. Louis is the President, also at Laclede's Landing, which has struggled financially. Other St. Louis-area casinos include Harrah's Maryland Heights in northwest St. Louis County, Ameristar St. Charles in St. Charles, and two casinos on the Illinois side of the Mississippi -- the Casino Queen in East St. Louis and the Argosy Alton Belle in Alton.

In Lemay, Pinnacle plans to open a casino in late 2007 on a former industrial site. The company will build a four-lane road and a bridge over railroad tracks to the site, and create a county park on 24 acres of the 80-acre site.

The complex is expected to feature a 90,000-square-foot casino, 100-room hotel, retail space, movie theater and bowling alley. Lee said the company expects the Lemay casino to become a travel destination for the region.

"We have great confidence in the St. Louis County market," Lee said.

Pinnacle also operates casinos in Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana and Argentina, and receives lease income from two card club casinos in Los Angeles. The company opened casinos in Lake Charles, La., in May, and in Neuquen, Argentina, in July.

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Curtain's up: Breckenridge signs Kiel deal
From the September 2, 2005 print edition
Christopher Tritto


Developer Don Breckenridge got the green light to move forward on his $45 million redevelopment of Kiel Opera House and an adjacent garage.

The go-ahead appears to indicate a local buyer is in the wings for the St. Louis Blues.

Mark Sauer, president of the Savvis Center and the Blues, agreed to lease the Kiel Opera House to Breckenridge and assured Breckenridge that he could proceed with his planned parking garage next door, Breckenridge said.

The Kiel Opera House, which includes a 3,500-seat main auditorium and four adjoining smaller theaters, was closed in 1991 when construction of Savvis Center began. Breckenridge's renovations will include constructing a sound-proof wall between Kiel and the Savvis Center and expanding loading docks.

Breckenridge has been trying for three years to redevelop Kiel as a venue for Broadway shows. The Savvis Center and the Opera House are physically connected, and Savvis Center holds the long-term lease on the building.

Sauer's move indicates team and building owners Bill and Nancy Laurie are confident they will find a new owner who will keep the Blues in St. Louis.

When the Lauries put the Blues and Savvis Center up for sale June 17, parking became an issue for Breckenridge, who plans to convert the former L. Douglas Abrams Federal Building at 15th and Market streets into an 800-space garage to serve Kiel.

"There's no need for two parking garages," he said. "It depended on whether the team would stay and use their garage or not. If it would, we'd build another parking garage (in the Abrams building). (The Lauries and Sauer) certainly have to know where they are going for them to give us the go-ahead."

Sauer and the Blues declined to comment for this story.

Breckenridge said several local parties remain interested in buying the Blues. The Business Journal reported Aug. 19 that local groups being assembled by Michael Shanahan Sr. and his son Michael Shanahan Jr., Shaun Hayes, Tony Sansone Jr., and Tony Novelly and his son P.A. Novelly II have emerged as potential buyers of the Blues.

Michael Shanahan Sr., chairman emeritus of Engineered Support Systems Inc., helped build the St. Louis Blues franchise in the 1990s until he was forced out by Civic Progress leaders. His son, Shanahan Jr., owns the Huntleigh/McGehee Inc. insurance agency and an area minor league hockey team, the Missouri River Otters. That team plays in the St. Charles Family Arena. When the Lauries announced they were selling the Blues, Shanahan Jr. was among the first to express an interest in buying the club.

Hayes is regional president of National City Bank. Tony Novelly is chairman of Apex Oil Co., while his son is an executive with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Sansone is a principal in his family's commercial real estate firm, The Sansone Group.

Breckenridge also said Los Angeles-based AEG remains interested in buying the long-term lease on the arena. AEG owns and operates entertainment venues and sports teams around the country but would be prohibited from buying the Blues, because the company already owns the Los Angeles Kings hockey team.

Boston-based Game Plan LLC is managing the sale on behalf of the Lauries. Bob Caporale, Game Plan's chairman, said AEG is one of a few venue owner-operators that have expressed interest in the Savvis Center.

"We don't comment on any deals that are in negotiations," said AEG spokesman Michael Roth. "I can't even give you a gauge of our interest. But we own and operate venues as part of our core business."

Breckenridge said his architects were scheduled to arrive from Washington, D.C., and visit the building Sept. 1 to complete final measurements of the space and designate the formal division between Savvis Center and Kiel. "Once we do that, we can execute our leases with Central Parking and Clear Channel."

San Antonio, Texas-based Clear Channel Communications Inc. agreed in 2003 to sign a 20-year lease for an undisclosed amount to manage Kiel and bring Broadway shows and other cultural events to the historic building. Central Parking Corp., based in Nashville, Tenn., signed a letter of intent in 2003 to lease Breckenridge's planned parking garage for more than $1 million over 10 years, Breckenridge said.

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It's hats off to developer of Washington Avenue site
By Charlene Prost
Of the Post-Dispatch
09/05/2005


It's been five years since the Bee Hat Co. closed up shop in its distinctive, seven-story building on Washington Avenue - the one with the stone-faced, bosomy, terra cotta women around the top.

But as things turned out, the company that sold and distributed hats there starting in the 1930s left something behind. The building was brimming with thousands and thousands of hats.

"When we bought the building, there were still 150,000 hats in there, perfectly maintained, many in boxes that were never opened," said developer Sam Glasser. "We were giving them away."

Now developer Matt Burghoff, who bought the building from Glasser and plans to revive it with apartments above retail, is dealing with the remaining inventory.

"The top floor is still basically full of hats," Burghoff said. "The bulk appear to be men's hats ... and all varieties, from baseball hats and straw hats to cowboy hats and fedoras.

"We've been trying to think of creative uses for them, and talking with charities," he said.

Regardless of what happens to the hats, Burghoff intends to start construction this month on the $11.5 million renovation project. The cost includes $2.3 million he paid for the ornate brick and terra cotta building, designed by noted architect Isaac Taylor and built in the late 1890s.

Montgomery Bank and Great Southern Bank are financing the project. Burghoff, managing partner of Mambo Development LLC and owner of an appraisal company, also is using city tax increment financing, state and federal historic tax credits and state brownfields tax credits.

What's coming, within a year, are 36 one- and two-bedroom apartments on the second through seventh floors. An Irish bistro owned by restaurateur Eddie Neill, a women's clothing store and another retail space will open on the first floor.

Above the first floor, on the building's exterior, Burghoff plans to turn 11 ornamental terra cotta lions' heads into a feature passersby won't miss.

"They were part of the building's gutter system," he said. "The gutters would drain into the lions' heads, and water would go out through the lions' mouths when it rained. We're going to replace the water with the steam system in the building and hook the steam up to a clock or timer, so that every half-hour or whatever, the lions' heads will 'roar,' shooting steam out of their mouths."

Apartments there, designed by Rosemann & Associates P.C., will range from 900 square feet to 1,350 square feet and rent from nearly $1,000 to $1,400 or so a month.

Gary Rogowski, Rosemann's project architect, said the floors were "completely wide open" and ideal for creative layouts.

The apartments will have restored wood beam and plank ceilings, wood or concrete interior support columns in some living areas and big windows.

One challenge, Rogowski said, was a windowless wall on the east side, where the building abuts one next door. The solution, he said, was reserving the east side for elevators, stairs, laundry rooms and "all the stuff that doesn't need windows, and focusing the apartments to face west and south."

Parking will be built into the basement; Burghoff owns a lot a block away if more is needed.

Burghoff's previous renovation projects include converting the Kirkwood Cinema building and a utility substation in downtown St. Louis for offices.

He said he envisions Bee Hat as "a boutique apartment building, small in scale with nice amenities." And he expects it to attract a mix, from young professionals to empty nesters.
"Not everybody wants to own in the loft district yet," he said. "Renting is a good way to test a living environment and see if you like it."

Neill, an ownership partner at Cafe Provencal in Kirkwood, said what attracted him to Bee Hat was the building, its location downtown and the 18-foot-tall hat display area where he plans to open his Irish bistro early next year.

He said he'll keep the wood floor and wood panels on the walls, although he'll change the color of the panels. "They're blond now, because they were installed in the'20s," he said, "but we'll warm the wood up with brown and red hues."

Neill said his menu will feature organically and locally grown meats, poultry and produce. He also plans an oyster and mussel bar and is lining up Celtic bands and other entertainment and activities.

"The market is there with all the condos and lofts going on," he said. "And the neat thing is that buildings (like Bee Hat) are being saved."

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So, when are they going to put a cinema downtown? Don't you think a theater showcasing art and mainstream films is appropriate? The nearest indie theater to Illinois is in the Central West End.
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Don't they show indie movies in that theater in Downtown Belleville?
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Storm-tossed Pinnacle starts casino
BY ERIC HEISLER
Of the Post-Dispatch
09/06/2005




Its Mississippi casino was massively damaged last week, but Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. still will break ground today on a $400 million casino complex in downtown St. Louis.

Today's ceremony comes after Pinnacle's Casino Magic Biloxi was battered badly enough by Hurricane Katrina that it might not be salvageable, the company said Tuesday. Its New Orleans casino was banged up, too.

But company officials said construction will begin as planned on the Laclede's Landing complex and, in October, on a second casino, in south St. Louis County.

"In terms of our company, life does go on," said Dan Lee, chairman and chief executive of Las Vegas-based Pinnacle. "It will be somewhat of a subdued ceremony because of what's happened, but we are moving ahead."

McCarthy Building Cos. of Ladue will be the general contractor for the downtown project, Pinnacle announced Tuesday.

Along with a casino featuring 2,000 slot machines, the complex will include a new hotel and spa. It's expected to open in 2007.

Pinnacle also said it has closed on the $38 million acquisition of the Embassy Suites Hotel from FelCor Lodging Trust. The Embassy Suites will be connected to the downtown casino by a pedestrian walkway.

While Katrina likely damaged Pinnacle's properties to the tune of more than $100 million, the company still is in a good position to make major investments in St. Louis, analysts said. That's because the company is insured for up to $400 million on the New Orleans and Biloxi, Miss., complexes, company officials said.

"While those properties won't be generating cash, they're protected with insurance," said Andrew S. Zarnett, an analyst with Deutsche Bank Securities. At most, "there could be a short-term delay based on the clarity of the insurance and the clarity of the redevelopment in the Gulf Coast."

Last year, the Missouri Gaming Commission chose Pinnacle to build both St. Louis area casinos. The two will raise the number of casinos in the region to seven.

Besides its Gulf Coast properties, the company operates casinos in Indiana, Nevada and Argentina.

Last week, the Biloxi casino was lifted by a storm surge and moved several hundred feet, Pinnacle said. Katrina also punched holes in the exterior that leave slot machines and other equipment inside vulnerable. A hotel on-site might be a total loss, the company said.

One Pinnacle building in Biloxi "now looks like toothpicks," Lee said, but the company intends to rebuild the complex. Pinnacle sustained less damage in New Orleans, though that casino will be closed for an undetermined amount of time, Lee said.

"We're trying to assess the impact right now" on the two properties, Lee said, "but it's clear that it's large."
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Empty Cupples warehouse gets owner with big plans
By Charlene Prost
Of the Post-Dispatch
09/08/2005



Workmen from Clayco proceed with the renovation of one the Cupples Station warehouses

Conrad Properties Corp. will start construction this fall on one of the last empty Cupples Station warehouses, planning to revive it with office space above what probably will be a restaurant.

The company is in an "advanced stage" of negotiations with a potential office tenant that would move from another downtown location and take up to four floors of the six-story, 108-year-old building at 1000 Clark Street, said Kevin Kloster, president and chief executive.

Kloster also has been talking with restaurateur Ted Geiger, who originated J. Bucks Restaurants and is Conrad's partner at the Finale Music and Dining nightclub in the Clayton on the Park hotel and residential building.

"We see the makings of a double play here," Geiger said in a statement, "drawing baseball fans and fans attending sporting events at (nearby) Savvis Center" to a J. Bucks Restaurant.

Conrad bought the building Thursday from Bank of America, backed with financing from Enterprise Bank & Trust and U.S. Bank. The sale price wasn't disclosed, but Kloster said it is rolled into the $15 million renovation cost.

As Conrad was moving forward with its project, the McGowan/Walsh development group was at work on an $80 million-plus plan to renovate the other three empty warehouses in the Cupples complex.

Built between 1894 and 1917, the nine former warehouses still standing were once part of a thriving railroad freight depot; the noted Eames & Young architecture firm designed most of it.

McGowan/Walsh has a contract to buy the three warehouses from Bank of America for a total of about $6 million and also is lining up tenants.

"We are talking with a number of restaurants who want to be there," said Kevin McGowan, a partner at McGowan/Walsh. "We have three law firms, all downtown now, talking about going there. I think the rest of the project will be residential."

He added: "In a couple of years, this is going to be a very exciting area."

McCormack Baron Salazar Inc. led the way at Cupples when it, and partners, recycled the first four warehouses into a $75 million Westin hotel that opened in 2001. More recently, HRI Properties bought a seven-story warehouse it is reviving, at a cost of $37 million, with 131 loft apartments and retail space at street level. HRI plans to finish the project early next year.

Kloster, at Conrad, said the location and the building itself attracted his company to what was once the Hammermill Paper warehouse.

"It has architectural character, a midsized floor plate ... and a superb location - within two blocks of the entrance to the new Busch Stadium, within three blocks of Savvis Center and two blocks of a MetroLink station."

Kloster said the building was "in decent shape" but would need "some minor structural work." He said renovation would take 14 months or so.

Conrad hired the Lawrence Group, which specializes in "green" or environmentally friendly architecture, to design a renovation that meets certification standards set by the U. S. Green Building Council.

Architect Tim Rowbottom at Lawrence Group said the firm intends to use recycled and environmentally friendly building materials, energy-efficient mechanical systems, light fixtures and other features. To bring in more natural light, he said, "we'll make openings on the west facade that now has no windows."

Lawrence Group also designed a two-level parking garage with 80 spaces that will be built into the slope of the land, giving it a low profile, Rowbottom said.

What's now Bank of America teamed up with McCormack Baron in 1998 to buy and save the once-threatened warehouses from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri.

Mary Campbell, a senior vice president at the bank, said officials there were "feeling very good" about progress since then.

"When we bought them, downtown was not ready for major development on the south side. The new stadium was not a certainty. The office market made it impossible to lease space, and the housing market was still being tested on Washington Avenue," Campbell said.

"Now fast-forward to today," she said. "We have a relatively mature housing market on Washington Avenue. We have a beautiful new stadium about half done. The time has finally arrived for Cupples Station."
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Gentry's Landing owners want to give it a different look
By Charlene Prost
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09/08/2005

Since opening in 1966, three matching, 28-story, glass-and-concrete towers at Mansion House Center have been landmarks overlooking the St. Louis riverfront.

But that could change dramatically under a $114 million renovation plan. Owners of the northern-most apartment tower, Gentry's Landing, want to add a 14-story condo building alongside it, replacing a three-story commercial building.

The new building - and Gentry's Landing itself - would have a look all their own, one that no longer would match the other two towers.

Architects at Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Inc., PGAV, designed the condo building with a brick- and stone-clad exterior and other features to make it blend visually with older buildings nearby, along Washington Avenue and in Laclede's Landing. They also designed a new "skin" for Gentry's Landing.

Architect Al Cross said the synthetic veneer with "tones similar to brick and stone" would "add warmth" to the existing modern-style tower.

"What we are trying to do is humanize the building," he said, "and make it seem more approachable and more pleasant."

The architects considered staying with a modern design, Cross said, but in the end "we felt this better achieved our goals."

He added: "This is about starting over, making things feel fresh and attracting people. ... Part of our thinking was that the site is at a crossroads of the loft district and Laclede's Landing, and we wanted to strengthen the connection."

Gentry's Landing owner Peter McCann, like owners of the other two towers, wants to move forward with renovation plans. But all the plans are on hold as they negotiate to try and take control of land beneath their properties from investors in Florida.

A New York-based group owns Mansion House Apartments, the middle tower; Capstar Hallmark Co. of St. Louis owns the south tower, now a Radisson hotel. They and McCann say they can't finance renovations without owning the land.

Some owners have been working with the St. Louis Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, which has power to use eminent domain. Deputy Mayor Barbara Geisman said the city wants the owners to work things out on their own. If they can't, she said, "then I think we are potentially looking at eminent domain."

Real estate developer McCann, who keeps an apartment at Gentry's Landing and recently opened a business office there, has invested $19 million in the property since acquiring it in 1989. He owns the tower, adjoining commercial building and rights to part of the center's subterranean, 1,700-car garage.

Occupancy in the 416-apartment Gentry's Landing has slipped to about 80 percent, and McCann said the building "looks tired." It needs reviving, he said, "to bring it back to luxury status."

The work would be done in phases, starting with Gentry's Landing. Inside, it would include lobby and elevator area upgrades, new sewer and water lines, improved air conditioning in halls and elevators, and ultra-modern appliances and fixtures installed in kitchens and baths.

Outside, planned improvements include a health facility on the roof, spruced-up promenade deck, more lighting and improvements in the garage, as well as banners, awnings and other features at the front entrance.

The new building would come next. Cross said all the condos would have "loft-like windows, about 10-feet tall." Retail stores would face the street, and at the corner of Fourth Street and Washington, a stairway would lead to an attraction on the second level, possibly a restaurant. Fountains, trees and landscaping would line Fourth and Washington.

"We want this to help re-energize street life in that section of downtown," Cross said.

The new skin would be added in the last part of the renovation. That's also when apartments would be converted to condos.

"This would be down the road, maybe five, seven or eight years," McCann said. "And we would not displace anybody. We would give tenants opportunities to buy condos."

At the Radisson Hotel & Suites, owners have a $12 million plan to build a new banquet facility, swimming pool, renovate the promenade deck and upgrade mechanical systems.

Mansion House Apartments owners say they plan a $25 million project but haven't disclosed details. They've been negotiating with lenders to avoid a foreclosure sale.

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Curtain goes up on plans for arts district condos
By Tavia Evans
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09/23/2005

A large sign put up by Pyramid Construction on the Metropolitan Building at Grand and Olive announces the company's plan to convert the building into condos.

Grand plans are in the works to convert vacant buildings in Midtown's arts and entertainment corridor into the next crop of condominiums.

The old Metropolitan building, 500 North Grand Boulevard, will be the first candidate. Parking for the condos may be built on a grassy lot on the southeast corner of Olive Street and Grand currently owned by St. Louis University.

Grand Center Inc., the development and promotional arm of the arts district, on Friday announced an agreement with Pyramid Construction to refurbish the property.

And more housing is on the way, said Grand Center President Vince Schoemehl Jr. "We would like to add upwards of 300 housing units for sale in the next four years," he said.

Schoemehl said he hopes to increase residential presence in the arts district, home to several galleries and the Fox Theatre.

"We've got rental in the area with the Continental Building and the Coronado with mostly students, but at Christmas and during the summer they're gone, and we don't get the residual effect of having year-round tenants."

Built in 1907, the Metropolitan was laid out as a typical office building, with offices near the windows, an elevator core and interior corridors.

The building will be converted into 63 condominiums on its eight floors. The units will be "more luxury versus lofts" with hardwood floors, plaster walls and drywall ceilings, said Matt O'Leary, senior vice president for Pyramid.

Street-level retail will occupy 16,000 square feet of space on the first floor. Two national restaurants already have signed on, O'Leary said.

With 100,000 total square feet, it's a smaller project for Pyramid Construction, which recently converted the Paul Brown Building into 222 apartments. Pyramid and developer Robert Wood also converted the old Sporting News building at 2020 Washington Avenue into 103 lofts.

The Metropolitan building could be among their most difficult buildings to resurrect. The nine-story structure has been mostly vacant and open to the elements for about 20 years. A retail tenant on the first floor left earlier this year.

Asbestos tiles, trash and broken fixtures are strewn throughout the building. Structural problems have been the biggest surprise for the firm, raising the project's price tag to $27 million. Developers said they hope to have the building ready by late 2007.

The project will take advantage of federal and state historic tax credits, along with Missouri brownfields credits. Grand Center Inc. will add $2.5 million in city tax increment financing. Bryan Davies from National City bank said financing is nearly complete on the project.

As older buildings in the city's core are recycled for new uses, property in Grand Center, with several vacant and aging buildings, may be the next rehab corridor. It's the next logical area for redevelopment, Davies said. "With development pushing west from downtown and recent projects on Locust Avenue, the area is ripe for potential in the next few years," he said.


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Midtown should help connect Downtown with the Central West End. Wasn't there an other article in the PD that discussed the start of Midtown's Loft Movement?
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Gateway Arch Connector / Freeway Lid (proposed)







Chouteau Lake (proposed)



The Bottle District (under construction)







Washington Avenue (Various Projects, completed, approved, and under construction)



New Busch Stadium (under construction)



Ballpark Village (approved)







Pinnacle Casino/Hotel/Entertainment area (under construction)





Cortex Technology Corridor (under construction)



Park East Tower (under construction)



Various Neigborhood Developments































Metrolink Expansion (cross county- under construction, others proposed)


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wow. great stuff. i have some job prospects in st. louis, so this thread makes me happy.
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nice Xing! most of these projects are a go. good job.
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City Hosptial (The Georgian) update. photos posted at Urbanstl.



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Pretty cool when you see them all together. It is an exciting time to be in St. Louis. Wish I were there.
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Nice update of the City Hospital site. Can't wait to visit this weekend to check out some of these projects in real time.
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