Thought I would start a thread to chronicle the construction of the Union Club in St. Louis. This will be a 4-story mixed use building with “39 spectacular units with walk out terraces, gas fireplaces, and underground garage parking with a private elevator right in the heart of Lafayette Square. Beautiful residences designed for a luxurious, urban lifestyle.” (From the developers website at:
The design of this building is just wonderful. It works very well with the area and was a challenge to get the details ironed out due to Lafayette Square’s Historic District status. The underground parking garage has since been eliminated from the plans and there is only one parking space per unit in the ground level garage. That could present an overflow parking problem. The ground floor will have 6,000 sq-ft of retail space that is yet unleased. Parking might be an issue for that too. (damn cars!).
Here is a render from the website:
And an older render from a billboard at the site:
These pictures are from this morning. The caissons are almost completed and foundation work is well underway.
I have very high hopes for what this development will bring to the area. There are several parcels across the street that could use a little love too. The only real challenges I see are the location (near freeway) and parking situation. It's a very beautiful building and I can't wait to see it on opening day!