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September 28, 2021

Downtown St. Louis Construction Update: MLS Stadium, Downtown West, Bar K and City Foundry in the Works

As a firm based in downtown St. Louis, we enjoy keeping an eye on the new developments that continue to arise in our beloved city. Last year, COVID-19 halted many construction projects beginning in April. Construction has continued to pick up speed since then, but shortages in essential materials, like lumber, may continue to slow the rate at which construction projects continue to progress. Below are a few local projects we have been keeping an eye on.

MLS Stadium

Progress continues to be made on the new soccer stadium located in the Downtown West neighborhood. Recently released photos show the foundation of the stands and field coming together. The $461 million project is on track to open with the 2023 MLS launch.

1801 Washington – Downtown West Neighborhood

With the STL City SC Stadium going up, the Downtown West neighborhood is set to be renovated with new developments and building rehabs. The construction of 1801 Washington was proposed last December. The 7-story, 184-unit apartment building would replace a block-sized parking lot with a meaningful development. The 1801 development will add something new and exciting by replacing a parking lot in the area.

Bar K

Construction on The Kansas City-based dog bar and restaurant is underway. Located in The Grove neighborhood, Bar K is repurposing an old warehouse to include a dog park, bar, restaurant and event space. The grand opening is scheduled for October 1, 2021. Entry fees for dogs can be paid per visit or through an annual fee.  “Early Dog” memberships are now available online.

City Foundry STL

Originally, the City Foundry STL was slated to open in the spring of 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed progress of construction and pushed back the opening, the City Foundry STL has prevailed. A surprise announcement at the end of November 2020 brought a glimpse into Phase 2 of the City Foundry. With the City Foundry not even open to the public yet, apart from the office space, many were surprised to see the announcement for the $115 Million Phase 2. Phase 2 will include 282 apartments, 60,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail space. Unfortunately, recent negotiations with the Tax Increment Financing Committee have delayed the advancement of Phase 2.

Overall, construction and new development plans continue to move forward despite previous setbacks from the coronavirus pandemic. The Anders Construction Group stays up to date on the latest projects in our own backyard. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming St. Louis construction projects.

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