The article about a $5-million loan to developer SCR Investments for the rehabbing of the office building One City Centre also states (almost in passing) that the mostly vacant shopping mall St. Louis Centre will be turned into parking.
SCR Investments plans to convert a bulk of the former St. Louis Centre mall into parking for One City Centre tenants and parking for tenants at the U.S. Bank Plaza office building at 505 N. Seventh St. The entire St. Louis Centre/One City Centre development has been renamed 600 Washington.Perhaps I've been asleep at the wheel, but this is the first I've ever heard of St. Louis Centre becoming a parking lot and/or garage.
I've got calls out to St. Louis Deputy Mayor Barb Geisman and another developer involved in the project to confirm whether the Business Journal article is indeed correct on this.
In the meantime, who's keeping track of downtown building and projects turned to parking lots or -- worse -- empty fields? Let's see, there's the Century Building, Ballpark Village....