By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE
Brinkmann Constructors is celebrating a milestone in its construction of a 152,000-square-foot multifamily development just a block and a half west of Busch Stadium.
Just two weeks ago, crews placed the final beam atop the structure, which represents new construction in the midst of the historic Cupples Station Historic District. The project, located at 11th and Spruce Streets downtown, was the site of a century-old warehouse that the city condemned and razed in 2013.
Now, 10 years later, the Brinkmann project is on schedule and headed toward completion in early 2024.
San Francisco-based Balboa Real Estate Partners is the project’s developer. The infill construction will match the red brick exterior aesthetic of its historic surroundings.
The yet-to-be-named multifamily community will include 148 residential units and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Brinkmann’s construction of the U-shaped building touts a second-floor courtyard, plus an array of upscale amenities such as a fitness center, club room, courtyard, pet spa, dog run, rentable work-from-home space and onsite storage.
Tenants will benefit from a long-term leasing agreement for parking spaces in the city-owned parking garage next door at Cupples Station.
Brinkmann and fellow project team members are aiming for project completion in February.