Power UP Electrical Contractors Completes Phases I, II of 235-unit, Mixed-Use Chroma Development in The Grove


Modern technologies include key fob systems, USB receptacles, gate proximity sensors, electric car chargers and a Smartphone callbox system

On the jobsite since April 2017, Power UP Electrical Contractors is completing the final two phases of the much-anticipated Chroma mixed-use development in one of St. Louis’ most innovative and creative neighborhoods, The Grove.

Anchoring the corner of Chouteau and Sarah Streets, the ultra-modern Chroma development features 235 apartment units and approximately 18,000 square feet of first floor retail space. The residence hosts over ten different floor plans for its studio, one, two and three-bedroom suites, which surround a lush courtyard with full-size pool. The development also features a five-story, pre-cast parking garage; fitness center; private dog park; business center and community clubhouse.

Residents have already begun moving into the development, with the final two phases of the project expected to be completed by the end of August. The retail portion of the development and some of the apartments are currently still under construction.

Power UP, the prime electrical contractor on the project, was contracted by general contractor Holland Construction Services to provide the power, lighting, fire protection, CCTV, access control and voice data wiring systems throughout the development.

To date, Power UP has installed approximately 200,000 feet of power cable and 100,000 feet of data cable throughout the technology-driven development. Examples of Chroma’s advanced technology include:

  • USB receptacles in every apartment and the clubhouse for device charging
  • Electric car chargers in the parking garage
  • Proximity sensors at the garage entrance that detect an approaching vehicle to lift and close the access gate automatically
  • Key fob systems for all apartment access
  • Butterfly MX callbox system which enables residents to view who is at their front door via an app on their Smartphone
  • Wi-Fi connection in all areas
  • Modern LED lighting throughout

Power UP also provided design-assist on the low-voltage power and lighting placement around the resort-style pool.

“We designed all of the outdoor lighting layout in the courtyard around the pool, and worked with the pool manufacturer to lay out the wiring for the pool equipment and the pool lighting. We installed LED lighting throughout the pool area, which includes planter boxes with uplighting, as well as bollard lighting along the perimeters,” said Daniel Uhle, Project Manager for Power UP.

Power UP crews also installed LED lighting and surface-mounted puck lighting in the apartments, as well as linear pendant lighting in the clubhouse over the pool table and fireplace and a linear chandelier in the conference room. Accent lighting in the trees around the outside of the development and directed at the building were also installed by Power UP.

The engineer on the project was PE Services and the architect was Humphreys & Partners Architects. The project developer is The Komen Group.

The UP Companies (UPCO) is one of the region’s largest full-service MBE-certified contracting companies. For more information, go to www.theupcompanies.com or call 314.865.3888.

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