Midas Construction

Dardenne Prairie Luxury Apartments Wrapping in Mid-March

By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE

Midas Construction is completing construction of a five-building, 180-unit luxury apartment community in Dardenne Prairie. Dardenne Luxury Apartments on the Prairie is a $65 million project spearheaded by developer/owner Mia Rose Holdings, LLC.

Midas Construction Project Manager Paul Hayhurst says the project, located at the crossroads of Bryan Road and Missouri Route 364. “Tenants are already in the first three buildings,” Hayhurst said. “We anticipate turning over the development to the owner in mid-March.”

The project broke ground in October 2021. Installing utilities in mid-winter proved to be a surmountable challenge, according to Hayhurst.

Creative use of elements that were once principal features of the site’s former identity as a longstanding farm are being repurposed within the amenity and common spaces of Dardenne Luxury Apartments. Examples of this are the use of former corrugated steel grain bins that will accent the bar area on the development’s pool patio to capture the character of the former farm. Reuse of large, curved barn light fixtures that once brightened hay lofts will now accent the community’s clubhouse and other areas. Photo imagery of the farm will also adorn the walls of the development.

As part of a fully integrated live, work play community, the Dardenne Luxury Apartments features a resort-style pool and sun deck, outdoor lounge, clubhouse with a conference room, outdoor gathering areas, coffee bar, fitness center, bicycle racks, large dog park, garages and more.

Joining Midas Construction on the project are architect Rosemann & Associates, P.C. and civil engineer Premier Design Group.

In addition to the luxury apartment buildings, villas and retail space are planned to be built by Benton Homebuilders.

Midas Completing $47 Million Residence Inn by Marriott

12-Story, 170-Room Extended Stay Hotel Slated for Q4 2022

    Midas Construction continues work on the $47 million ResidenceInnbyMarriott, a 12-story, 170-room upscale extended stay hotel. The project, developed by Midas Hospitality, is slated to open in late 2022.

    “While the pandemic put a lot of business traveling on hiatus, we’re confident in its resurgence and have designed the Residence Inn to meet the needs of the business traveler and families,” said Midas Hospitality Vice President Linda Eigelberger. “It will be a place to recharge and relax with spectacular views of Shaw Park and great access to upscale retail and restaurants in the Clayton business district.” 

    Located at 8125 Forsyth Boulevard, the 155,379-square-foot new hotel will feature commanding views of Shaw Park and a street-level bar with indoor and outdoor seating that connects to the park and business district; a 3,300-square-foot meeting space with outside terrace and bar; studio suites with oversized windows; fully equipped kitchens; a 1,500-square-foot fitness center and more.

    “This is an extremely tight site wedged between two of Clayton’s more prominent office buildings,”

said Midas Construction President ChrisShinkle. “Our design-assist team has been collaborating with the developer from day one to create a hotel that complements the adjacent buildings and the curvature on Forsyth Boulevard.”

    Midas is using off-site prefabrication of plumbing and electrical components to facilitate installations on the tight site.

    Joining Midas Construction on the project are design-build contractor CECOConcreteConstruction,Inc. and structural engineer SSCEngineering, both of which have partnered to develop a cast-in-place concrete structure plan. The design-build site work contractor is CastleContracting,LLC.

    On September 6, Midas broke ground on the AC Hotel in Clayton on a site that once held the police department. It will be the first hotel built within the city of Clayton in more than 20 years.