Cullinan Properties' Iron Hill development, at the Northwest corner of the Grand and Chouteau intersection, is now no where to be found.
Readers have sent in tips, and I saw for myself, that the "Now Leasing" signs have disappeared from the large grassy parcel in Midtown. After that, I decided to look elsewhere to see if the project is still mentioned. In a previous email exchange at the beginning of the year, a representative for Peoria Illinois-based Cullinan Properties stated that the project was still in the works and that they looked forward to providing updates to everyone this Spring. Now that Spring has come, no updates are seen and now, as I said, the "Now Leasing" signs are gone.
A page on the Clayco website, which proudly talked about the project, has been deleted. Additionally, the project's website, IronHillSTL.com, now redirects to the Cullinan Properties homepage own their own website. Their website no longer shows Iron Hill with the only mention being in a press release regarding the TIF being approved by the City of St. Louis in April 2020. The TIF was to cover the widening of Northbound Grand to accommodate a new turning lane, adding a stop light at Grand and Steel (planned East-West street in the development), the parking garage, infrastructure, and building larger sidewalks around the development.
The project, which was first revealed in March 2019, was to include hundreds of luxury apartments, 150,000sf of Class A office space, a central green space, hotel, and a ton of retail and restaurant space. In total, Iron Hill would have been 850,000sf in size and one of the densest projects in the City limits.
The project was to be a centerpiece in Midtown's revitalization and cornerstone to the newly minted Prospect Yards district, joining large-scale projects like the City Foundry and Armory, and proving to many that Midtown St. Louis was back and ready to rock and roll. Iron Hill would've also been a key connection linking St. Louis University's North and South campuses. The project came about as a result of a SLU-backed Request for Proposals, which was issued through the Midtown Redevelopment Corporation.
The Lamar Johnson Collaborative was the architect on the project. Clayco was to serve as the general contractor. Cullinan previously developed the Streets of St. Charles and redeveloped the Lofts at Euclid and Delmar, which includes a Fields Foods grocery store.
I'll be sure to keep my eyes and ears open in the event the project returns or another developer picks the property up.