The design of the long-awaited Jefferson and Chouteau project has been revealed. According to the Business Journal and KMOV 4, the $160 million multi phase development will begin this June. However, site prep has begun as of 5PM on April 18th, 2019.
The first phase of the development will involve site prep, which includes installation of all utilities, remediation, leveling of land and more. The second phase will see a large portion of the site built upon. Planned are 185 apartments and 14 town houses. The town houses should be available this fall if there are no construction delays according to the news sources. Another part of Phase 2 will be the renovation of the Becker-Anthes house, one of the oldest in the city and neighborhood. Other apartment buildings will rise up around this general area as part of Phase 2. The remainder of the development will come over time and in rapid succession.
When all is said and done, the development will feature 200,000SF of Office space, 250 more apartments, two parking garages, retail space, public parks, entertainment venues and a potential hotel. The entire development, which has been given the name "Lafayette Square North", will have a brick design to better match the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood. With HOK leading the design element, I expect a high quality product.
Former HOK Principal, Bill Odell, is the master developer on this project along Paul Hamilton and Tom Graddy. Together, the team makes up “Chouteau Avenue Partners” which is the entity developing this site.
Higher quality renderings will be posted when available.
Inside the development. Looking at public park.
An elevated view.
At 2300 LaSalle, the D&R group are planning their own 5 story apartment and commercial building. That projects goes before the Preservation Board on Monday. Those plans are below.