According to Alex Ihnen at nextSTL, it has been confirmed that a proposal brought by Spencer Development and designed by Trivers Associates has been selected by the St. Louis Development Corporation to build on the prominent wedge lot at Manchester and Chouteau in The Grove.
The site is currently a surface parking lot directly next to a newly constructed Commerce Bank. The design proposes 12,500sf of street level retail, 45 parking spaces, 8,000sf of office space, and approximately 30 residential units across seven stories. A third floor terrace would serve the office tenant and a rooftop deck would be a residential amenity.
“Its irregular shape is difficult to work with, but like the flatiron in NYC, it’s a great opportunity to welcome folks into the Grove with a gorgeous and meaningful structure,” Matt Spencer of Spencer Development told nextSTL in September. “We feel that is what we’ve got: thoughtful design to elevate the environment for all surrounding residents both physically and emotionally.”
It is exciting to see more Contemporary designs infilling vacant areas in the Grove. Not only is it a break from the traditional brick and mortar buildings in the area, but I think it will also act as an anchor for that end of the Grove and will likely attract more businesses.
What are your thoughts on the design that was chosen?