Downtown St. Louis Construction Update: One Cardinal Way and Ballpark Village Phase II

The action on the diamond isn’t the only thing St. Louis Cardinals fans are watching this season. Located at the corner of Clark and Broadway in Ballpark Village and scheduled to open in summer of 2020, One Cardinal Way will be one of the most luxurious, amenity-rich apartment communities in the country. The 29-story, 297-unit tower will offer unobstructed views directly into Busch Stadium, as well as the Gateway Arch, Mississippi River, and St. Louis skyline.

One Cardinal Way is part of Ballpark village’s $260-million second phase expansion. Designed by Hord Coplan Macht, One Cardinal Way will be designed to meet National Green Building System certification and will feature high-end materials, expansive ceiling heights, state-of-the-art appliances, and parking within the building. The community will feature studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and penthouse apartment homes. Additionally, the first floor will include 10,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and lifestyle amenity space.

Work, Live and Play at One Cardinal Way

One Cardinal Way will also feature over 25,000 square feet of interior and exterior residential amenity space that rivals that of any luxury apartment or condo building in the United States including:

  • An expansive outdoor terrace with direct views into Busch Stadium
  • Infinity Edge Pool
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Club room featuring an indoor-outdoor bar and fireplace
  • Private Event Entertainment Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Conference Room
  • On-site dry cleaning drop off and pick up
  • Building sommelier
  • In-building parking
  • 24-hour lobby attendant and full suite concierge services

The 29-story luxury high-rise residential tower will feature 297 rooms. From one bedroom, to penthouse suites, it’s billed as luxury living with unbelievable views of the city, the icons and the ballpark. Rent starts at $1,435 and can run up to $7,965 per month. With leasing open now, those views can be seen in person or online.  There’s already a draw for people wanting to live, eat, and breathe Cardinals, and 30 percent of the units are already spoken for. Renters can walk through each unit online and navigate through interactive property maps, floor plans that features views of the St. Louis skyline and the Arch. Potential renters can get a glimpse of the highly-anticipated One Cardinal Way luxury apartments through a virtual tour.

The St. Louis Cardinals say they are excited to foster a complete Redbird experience and it’s a community the Cardinals are proud to see coming to life.  “For somebody just coming to the stadium it’s one thing but to have an actual place to hang out, and to live, and to work, and to play,” said Bill Dewitt III, President St. Louis Cardinals. “It’s a unique experience not a lot of sports teams can offer their fans.

The 700,000-square-foot Ballpark Village expansion includes a 10-story Class A office building, a 29-story, 297-unit apartment tower One Cardinal Way, a three-story retail building anchored by Onelife Fitness and a Live! by Loews hotel. PARIC Corp. is general contractor on the project.

Progress at Ballpark Village Phase II

Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals said recently, “The anticipation is building as the phase II construction progress continues on schedule.”  Crews broke ground on phase two of the project last July. Phase two of Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis is about 18 months from being complete.

“I think one of the things that’s going to be really fun as the season progresses is we’re now really at that point where every week there’s something cool going up — glass goes up on a new floor or a building tops out or you add a floor to the apartments,” said Cordish Cos. Vice President of Development and Managing Director of Multifamily Development Nick Benjamin.

The four components of Ballpark Village’s second phase are planned to open in a staggered timeframe.  In April 2019, Vice President Paul Giacoletto said the office building was about 60 percent complete while the Onelife Fitness building was about 25 percent done. Meanwhile, he said the hotel and apartment building were about 40 and 35 percent completed, respectively.

The Pennant Building is topped out and glass is currently being installed, Giacoletto said. PwC, the building’s anchor tenant, is scheduled to move into the building in early September, according to Benjamin, who said additional tenants for the facility will be named soon. Onelife Fitness is planned to open before the end of 2019 while 216-room Live! by Loews hotel is expected to debut in the first quarter of 2020. The apartment tower is scheduled to open in summer 2020 and is currently about 30 percent leased, Benjamin said. That’s a figure Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III said signals fans’ anticipation about the expansion.The St. Louis Cardinals and their development partner, Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., are now pre-leasing units in their planned 29-story apartment building in Ballpark Village.

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