The Remiger Design + Cedergreen team unveiled a comprehensive master plan to redevelop the 47-acre site of the former Crestwood Mall in St Louis. The plan includes retail, office, multifamily, entertainment, parking structures and community spaces.
Remiger Design, a St. Louis-based architectural, planning and interior design firm, is working with Chris Cedergreen, a commercial real estate design advisor.
Currently plans call for more than 794,000 square feet of buildings for retail, office and residential.
The vision for the project includes:
• More than 160,000 square feet of retail and entertainment spaces including 69,000 square feet of street side retail, a pharmacy, four out lots and a cinema. Much of the street side retail will be focused on service-based business such as restaurants, breweries, concert venues, coffee shops and smaller boutique apparel.
• 240,000 square feet of office and medical space designed to accommodate tenants seeking a large floorplate or a smaller floorplate. Another out lot is set aside for financial or medical use. Some of the retail buildings may also accommodate smaller office users.
• The residential component will include a high-end, energy-efficient four-story, multifamily building with amenities such as fitness room, pool, outdoor cooking and meeting areas for residents.
• Plans call for nearly 3,000 parking spaces, including several structured parking decks for the office building and surrounding retail and residents. Ground level parking will be abundant throughout the site.
As an urban community, Crestwood City Center will connect to Grant’s Trail, developed by Great Rivers Greenway. The trail is the most heavily used of the region’s 16 active greenways.
The site sits on the former Crestwood Court, the St. Louis area’s first major mall that opened in 1957. The once bustling mall that became known as Crestwood Plaza once housed more than 100 retailers in its 1 million square feet. As shoppers’ habits changed, the mall declined until it closed in September of 2013.
The current owner, UrbanStreet Group, has completed the environmental remediation and demolition of the mall. Recently, a group of investors operating within Walpert Properties Inc., a St. Louis-based developer, have the site under contract and have engaged the Remiger Design + Cedergreen team to take the development in a new direction and create the master plan for the mixed-use development.
HBD will be the general construction contractor. Pam Hinds and Christopher Zoellner of Balke Brown Transwestern are handling the office and retail leasing, respectively, for Crestwood City Center.