April 09, 2021

Building St. Louis Awards 2021: Ballpark Village's $260M phase 2 project creates 24/7 neighborhood

FINALIST — Public/private project more than $10 million

The longterm ambition of the St. Louis Cardinals and development partner Cordish Cos. has been to create a 24/7 neighborhood at Ballpark Village. With the completion of the mixed district’s second phase, that goal has been met.

The $260 million expansion of Ballpark Village has added more than 700,000 square feet of new dining, entertainment, hotel, office, residential and retail space to downtown St. Louis. Construction on the project wrapped up in August.

The main component of the project includes One Cardinal Way, the 29-story, 297-unit apartment tower with views of the Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium. Tenants began moving into the space in summer 2020 and the tower is nearly 90% leased.

Also included in phase two was the 127,000-square-foot, 11-story PwC Pennant Building, which opened in 2019. A three-story retail pavilion anchored by Onelife Fitness and a 216-room Live! By Loews hotel also was part of the project. The project also added several new restaurants and retailers to Ballpark Village, including Sports & Social St. Louis, Salt + Smoke, Arch Apparel, Starbucks and Baseballism.

“It’s been incredible to see the vision come to life in the completion of phase two, effectively taking the original entertainment district that we knew for five-plus years and now transforming it in a full-blown neighborhood where people are living, working and staying with us at the hotel,” said Ballpark Village Chief Revenue Officer Mike LaMartina.

The Cardinals and Cordish Cos. broke ground on the phase two expansion in December 2017. The expansion followed the mixed-use district’s $100 million first phase, which opened in 2014 and created an entertainment and restaurant district. The phase two project created about 2,800 construction jobs and 2,700 new permanent jobs.

About this project

Owner/developer: The St. Louis Cardinals and Cordish Cos.

Contractor: PARIC Corp.

Architect: Hord Coplan Macht, HKS Architects, and Tao + Lee Associates

Engineer: Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers Inc.

Interior designer: Jeffrey Beers International, Design Collective

Cost: $260 million

Financing: A public-private partnership that includes backing from the St. Louis Cardinals, Cordish Cos. and city, state and federal governments.

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