SLU picks developer for Chouteau/Grand site in Midtown St. Louis

Cullinan Properties will build an 850,000 square-foot mixed-use development.

Brian Feldman
March 13, 2019 - 5:53 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — An announcement from Saint Louis University on a development at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Choteau Avenue.  KMOX's Brian Feldman is live. 

SLU has picked local real estate firm Cullinan Properties to develop the project.  It'll be 14 acres within SLU's medical campus.

Cullinan is planning a massive, 850-thousand square-foot mixed-use development.  It will have retail shopping, entertainment, restaurants, office space, a hotel, even residential housing. It'll also be a hub in the Chouteau Greenway.

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SLU believes this project will help unify its north and south campuses...in addition to helping grow the city of St. Louis.  The 14-acre site is less than two miles away from Cortex.  It's also adjacent to the new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital that's slated to open in 2020.

There's no firm timetable for this project was released by the University or Cullinan Properties.  But the announcement states they'll announce updates as they become available.

Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., said Cullinan’s proposal was selected because it aligns most closely with both strategic priorities. 

“As a premier Jesuit university with a large urban campus, SLU has long served as a catalyst for progress in the city we proudly call home,” Pestello said. “This investment by Cullinan Properties will transform an empty lot into a unique and lasting development that will serve the SLU community and our neighbors for many years to come.

“This is yet another significant investment in St. Louis, further accelerating the dynamism taking place in the central corridor.” 

For Cullinan Properties, Partner and CEO Christopher M. West said the firm is excited to be part of the University’s vision for the area’s future and is eager to help further the development boon already taking place in and around Midtown. 

“We look forward to developing something that will make both SLU and St. Louisans proud,” West said in a company news release.