Category Archives: Redevelopment

Voice Your Support – NGA West to St. Louis

National Geospatial Agency West

From the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has selected St. Louis City as the Agency Preferred Alternative for the new NGA West headquarters. Now begins a public comment period through May 2. As a supporter of the North St. Louis location, we would like to invite you to comment on the final selection of the next NGA West site and forward this message to all your friends and colleagues. Comment on the Next Nga location here This vitally important project will bring 6,000 new construction jobs … Read More

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Community Leaders, Developers Discuss Community Regeneration

ULI St. Louis Building Healthy Places

In the second in the four-part Building Healthy Places series, ULI St. Louis and FOCUS St. Louis brought together community leaders and developers from across the region to discuss the regeneration of our communities. The panel discussion, moderated by Vince Schoemehl, former Mayor for the City of St. Louis and President & CEO of Grand Center, Inc., took the audience down the path of rebuilding city blocks in Ferguson, forming districts to promote healthy businesses in the Grove, and opening the door to a brand new community in East St. … Read More

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ULI Publishes TAP Report for Ferguson and Cool Valley

At the invitation of the cities of Ferguson and Cool Valley, Missouri, ULI St. Louis was hired for form a Technical Assistance Panel to address further development along the Florissant Road corridor, the primary commercial corridor running through both municipalities. With a vested interest in the prosperity of the corridor, the cities share a common vision for the corridor that includes additional commercial activity along the route as well as additional residential units to support the businesses and facilitate growth in the corridor. ULI members from a variety of disciplines … Read More

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ULI Gets Sneak Peek at Central Library

The long-awaited re-opening of the St. Louis Central Library in downtown St. Louis is just around the corner. Before construction barriers are brought down, however, the ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group was welcomed inside the renovated building for a glimpse of the amazing work underway inside. The tour, led by the Library’s Executive Director Waller McQuire, took our collective breath away. The impressive 100 year old building was magnificent to start. Today, with the updating of systems and careful restoration of astounding original details, the building is truly one of … Read More

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Insider’s Tour Explores Cupples 9

The Cupples warehouses, found just west of Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, are transforming that section of downtown. The most recent warehouse to re-emerge is Cupples 9, under careful redevelopment by The Koman Group. The Young Leaders Group hosted an Insider’s Tour of the building, exploring all seven floors literally from top to bottom. Led by Dan Farris, Financial Analyst for Acquisitions and Investments for Koman, the group heard the backstory of this historic building. Once a paper factory, the brick and timber building will soon be home to … Read More

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Young Leaders Host Insider’s Tour

Those wondering about the emergence of Cupples 9 in downtown St. Louis will get a special sneak peek at the development tomorrow when the ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group hosts a special Insider’s Tour of the development. The Cupples 9 project involves the transformation and redevelopment of an historic (1894) warehouse project into a Class A office building. Located immediately west of Busch Stadium, the 147,000 square foot building has been vacant for more than 20 years. Under the careful guidance of The Koman Group, the building will now … Read More

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Innovative Spaces Tour 2012

ULI St. Louis and the Downtown Community Improvement District partnered once again for a special bus tour of innovative spaces in Downtown St. Louis. The tour focused on innovative work spaces downtown that inspire creative thinking, encourage collaboration and provide an inviting environment for employees, students and guests. Curious? Here is a sneak peek at some of the great spaces we toured A 100+ year old power-generator building… now an advertising and design agency Former slaughter house… now, with some hard work by Vatterott and Nelly, a music school An abandoned … Read More

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Sponsor Spotlight – US Bank

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation began in 2001 when Firstar Community Development Corporation and US Affordable Housing CDC, Inc. were combined to form one group, USBCDC, to serve as U.S. Bank’s community development investment subsidiary. The bank had been investing tax credit equity in support of affordable housing developments across the nation since the late ’80s and closed on financing for their first St. Louis area low income housing project in the early 1990s. They have since expanded the business to include New Markets, Historic, and Renewable Energy Tax Credit … Read More

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T-REx Roars into Railway Exchange

By Matt Schindler, Partnership for Downtown St. Louis & ULI Communications Committee member When the Railway Exchange building in downtown St. Louis was built in 1914, it was the tallest building in St. Louis and one of the largest in the nation with one million square feet of space. The Railway Exchange was once the headquarters for May Department Co. and housed a seven‐floor Famous Barr store which, in 1985, connected to the St. Louis Centre mall. Several years ago, Macy’s bought May Co. and consolidated the amount of retail … Read More

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Spinnaker Revives High-Profile Downtown District

At a time when development seems limited to small‐scale, one‐building projects, the northern core of downtown is witnessing a transformation of impressive scale. Just one year ago, visitors to the St. Louis Convention Center and commuters using the 8th & Convention MetroLink station were struck by the looming empty buildings and ominous pedestrian bridge covering Washington Avenue. Stix Baer and Fuller had moved on and St. Louis Center had failed. Empty buildings remained and revitalization seemed unattainable. Spinnaker St. Louis, a private developer led locally by ULI member Amos Harris, … Read More

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