The St. Louis Cardinals are proposing a $220 million second phase of Ballpark Village that would bring a new office building and luxury apartments to downtown.
The team announced plans early Tuesday for a 550,000-square-foot second phase of the development. Construction on Ballpark Village began in February 2013, and it opened as a $100 million, 110,000-square-foot dining and entertainment complex in March 2014.
Phase two plans call for construction of a 29-story, 230-foot-tall luxury high-rise apartment tower as well as what officials said will be the first new Class A office building built downtown since 1989. Koman Group is also proposing a new Class A office building across from Busch Stadium at Spruce and Ninth streets. Additional retail, restaurant and entertainment space also are planned.
Construction is slated to begin in the second half of 2017, with some areas to open in 2018 and the entire second phase addition completed by 2019, officials said.
“Our vision of a mixed-use neighborhood where people live, work and play will become a reality," Bill DeWitt III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals, said in a statement. "This is a real game-changer for the city of St. Louis and the state of Missouri.”
The expansion will complete a full build-out of Clark Street, officials said, "transforming Clark Street into one of the most unique city streets in all of major league sports." Retail and entertainment space will fill between a glass-and-steel residential tower on the east end and large office building on the west end.
The apartment tower, at the corner of Clark and Broadway, will offer views of the Gateway Arch, Mississippi River and into Busch Stadium.
The office tower, at the corner of Clark and Eighth Street, will have parking below and street-level retail and restaurants.
Phase two also will have a two-story retail marketplace and entertainment venue overlooking the Busch II Field open space adjacent to Ballpark Village.
Officials said 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar will file a bill Tuesday to amend the existing development agreement developers struck with the city of St. Louis for the first phase of Ballpark Village.