St. Louis Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III envisions a village within the Village. The club announced their second phase of Ballpark Village which will include residential living, expanded retail space and now office space that will allow fans to live, work and play in downtown St. Louis. The $220 million plans and 550,000 square foot project looks to eventually create jobs and help the tax base for downtown. DeWitt says this would be the first new construction project of this type of office building in downtown since 1989.
“We are very excited about the second phase of Ballpark Village,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Our vision of a mixed-use neighborhood where people live, work and play will become a reality. This is a real game-changer for the city of St. Louis and the state of Missouri.”
According to the club’s website,
The second phase of Ballpark Village will complete a full build-out of Clark Street with a 29-story glass and steel residential apartment tower on the east end, and a large Class-A office building on the west end, as well as additional retail and entertainment in between, transforming Clark Street into one of the most unique city streets in all of major league sports.
The residential apartment tower will be a modern, 29-story, 230 foot tall, luxury high-rise apartment building at the corner of Clark and Broadway that will offer views of the Gateway Arch, the Mississippi River, the St. Louis skyline, and unobstructed views directly into Busch Stadium.
The Class A office building at the corner of Clark and 8th Street will sit right across from the bronze statues on the NW corner of Busch Stadium, and will also include structured parking below, and street level retail and restaurants. It will be the first “new construction” office building built in downtown St. Louis in more than a generation (Metropolitan Square opened in 1989).
Also in Phase II will be a signature two-story retail marketplace and entertainment venue overlooking the existing Busch II Field, the signature “open space” of Ballpark Village. The marketplace will include diverse food options and other amenities to support the new office and residential tenants in the project.
Plans call for construction to get underway during the second half of 2017. While some areas might open in 2018, the entire second phase of Ballpark Village should be finished by 2019.