On Wednesday, St. Louis Alderman Joe Roddy foretold that there would be “a major development announcement for the Central West End” on Monday, December 12.
An unnamed developer, he said, would present designs for a major new building at a public meeting at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library at 7 pm.
There is no need to wait. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch unveiled the designs Thursday night for a 36-story, glass apartment tower at West Pine and Kingshighway boulevards on what is now a surface parking lot.
Rumors about the project have circulated for nine months. The parcel at 100 N. Kingshighway is owned by Antheus Capital/Silliman Group, who also are the developers of a planned apartment building in the Cortex district. The architect is one they have used before, Chicago-based Studio Gang. The reported estimated cost of the project is $130 million.