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September 27, 2016

Constructing a Growing St. Louis

There are currently several large construction projects going on all over St. Louis, bringing positive media attention and tourism to the gateway city. With the Anders office located downtown, we are fully invested in the city of St. Louis, keeping an interest in the community, and more specifically the construction and growth in our city.

One of the largest construction projects to come to St. Louis is the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (“NGA”) West Campus in North St. Louis. NGA provides geospatial intelligence to the officials who make our country a safer place. The project has an estimated cost of $1.75 Billion, while generating thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in St. Louis Earnings Tax. The project will be complete in 2022.

Another billion dollar project in St. Louis is BJC’s campus renewal project of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Washington School of Medicine. Not only has this project pushed money into the St. Louis economy, it is helping St. Louis become a destination for new medicine.

St. Louis’ Union Station Phase II (amusement park phase) is underway. This $70 million project will create hundreds of new jobs and include a 200-foot Ferris Wheel, roller coaster, other rides, and new tourist entertainment venues in downtown St. Louis.  The new Ferris Wheel is planning to open in 2018.

Another major renovation to attract tourists to St. Louis is the City Arch River project. The $380 Million update to the Arch grounds includes an expanded Museum, bicycle trails, children play areas, performance venues, and more.  Completion is on target for fall of 2017.

The historic 20 story Robert A. Young Federal Building in downtown St. Louis, built in 1933, is going through a $62 million dollar seismic retrofit/renovation in order to make the St. Louis City skyline building earth quake proof. After the increase in seismic activity in St. Louis over the last few years, the government began looking into this renovation for the safety of the tenants.

Other Projects that are currently under construction include: Carondelet Coke, St. Louis University Housing, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Delmar Apartments, Lindell Apartments, and several other sites, including numerous housing and apartment complexes all over the City of St. Louis. In addition to projects that are currently under construction, there are several other projects in their beginning phases, including: St. Louis University SSM Hospital, Ballpark Village Phase II, Cortex Phase III, Railway Exchange, Jefferson Arms, and many more. With all of these large construction projects, it is obvious that St. Louis is growing, and in the process we will attract more business, citizens, and tourists to our great city.

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