A design concept to fulfill a gap in the city’s booming Midtown neighborhood as well as bridging Saint Louis University’s north and south campuses.
This proposed 850,000 SF mixed-use development is for a 14-acre site at Grand Boulevard and Chouteau Avenue in St. Louis. Named as an homage to St. Louis’ history in the steel industry, ‘Iron Hill’ conveys the strength and prominence of this development, celebrating the area’s industrial heritage. Located at a prime intersection with convenient access to I-64 and I-44, it offers retail, entertainment, hospitality, and residential opportunities to Midtown’s exciting new Prospect Yards district.
This design concept connected Saint Louis University’s north and south campuses in an area of rapid urban development, becoming the central commercial development for Midtown, St. Louis, and SLU’s 25,000+ person institution. Midtown St. Louis is the fastest-growing area in the metro region with the ongoing successful development of the adjacent Cortex neighborhood and the current developments of The Foundry, The Armory, Chroma, and Steelcote Lofts.
In collaboration with Clayco, connectivity is central to the design concept, especially with the active and growing Brickline Greenway in St. Louis connecting the Gateway Arch to Forest Park. With a direct connection to the Brickline Greenway, the site is accessible by walking and biking trails and the nearby Grand MetroLink Station and area bus stop.
The pandemic greatly impacted the timeline and the uses envisioned for Iron Hill, and as a result, the developer has withdrawn from this project.