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Holland Completing Pier Property Group’s Flats at Dorsett Ridge

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

A 214-unit apartment community near the intersection of I-270 and Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights is expected to reach substantial completion by Dec. 10.

Owner/Developer Pier Property Group of St. Louis and Construction Manager Holland Construction Services of Swansea, IL are partners on the $40 million project.

Amenities include clubhouse space with a golf simulator room, an outdoor swimming pool, grilling stations and firepits and a dog park. Residents of The Flats at Dorsett Ridge will also have access to the development’s parking garage.

Holland Project Manager Miranda Stevens said construction of the four-story, wood frame structures began in May 2020 and is on schedule.

“The Flats at Dorsett Ridge has a modern, sleek building façade that includes contemporary aluminum siding, black and grey brick and wood-tone plank siding,” Stevens said. “The balcony and railing sidings are aluminum with a mesh appearance. It’s a striking look, and it complements the city of Maryland Heights well. This is the first new apartment community to be built here in years,” she added.

Studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units comprise The Flats at Dorsett Ridge.

Managing the project’s suppliers, receiving materials on time and anticipating pandemic-driven supply chain delays, Stevens said, were key challenges that the project team overcame. The tight site and limited laydown and storage areas also provided challenges throughout the project.

Chesterfield-based SSC Engineering is working as structural engineer on The Flats at Dorsett Ridge. Chicago-based FitzGerald Associates is project architect. St. Louis-based Remiger Design is the project’s interior designer.

Holland and Pier Property Group are also building the Mill Creek Flats, a $25 million apartment community in historic Midtown St. Louis. Mill Creek Flats is slated for completion in Spring 2022.

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Work to Begin Soon on Pier Property Group’s Steelcote Crossing Lofts in Midtown

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

In 30 days, ground is expected to be broken on a new urban living development, Steelcote Crossing, by Michael Hamburg, developer and founder of Pier Property Group.

Hamburg’s firm, which launched in 2016, is already known for a recently completed residential project in The Grove – Woodward Lofts – and the ongoing rehabilitation and conversion of the former the Steelcote Paint Company building, in midtown’s Mill Creek Valley, into residential living units.

In late summer, the developer anticipates starting on construction of Mill Creek Flats, the third phase and one involving all new construction. The Mill Creek Flats name, Hamburg says, pays homage to Mill Creek Valley, an historic St. Louis midtown neighborhood that was demolished during the late 1950s.

PPG’s Mill Creek Flats will include 96 upscale apartments. Trivers Associates, the architectural firm that also designed Woodward Lofts and Steelcote Lofts, is also designing the future Mill Creek Flats.

“There is a tremendous amount of public and private investment taking place within a half mile of Steelcote Square and the new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital under construction on South Grand,” said Hamburg. “We just closed on the purchase of the ground (for Mill Creek Flats) two weeks ago. We plan to continue building upon the activity and synergy that is already occurring among existing businesses in the valley. Steelcote (33 lofts) represents the first phase of what will be a multi-phase improvement effort. Phase two will be the apartments within Steelcote Crossing (the former Columbia Oil Building, just south of the Steelcote Paint Building) and Mill Creek Flats, ground-up (all-new) construction, is phase three. We’re hoping to move simultaneously from Steelcote into the next phase so that we’re able to attain the necessary scale.”Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail