If a curious traveler happened upon the St. Louis Armory, they might find themselves underwhelmed. Tattered and tired, with boarded windows and surrounded by industrial flotsam, The Armory in its current form is hardly a must-see attraction.

But the building is actually a significant cultural and historical landmark for the city, and legendary athletes and musicians have walked its hallowed halls. Time and wear may have reduced this iconic building to a shadow of its former glory, but thanks to restoration plans, it will soon begin its second act.

ICONIC RESTORATION

The Armory is not yet past its prime. Green Street St. Louis recently announced its plans for a $83.4 million redevelopment of the Armory building, and is currently working to place the building on the National Register of Historic Places. The Armory’s restoration is part of a coordinated effort to develop and revitalize St. Louis neighborhoods while taking full advantage of the existing infrastructure.

RICH IN AMENITIES

Proposed redevelopment plans include three floors of expansive office space and an underground parking area that will house 200 cars. The Armory’s future amenities will include a rooftop green space, a spa, and wellness center. After completion of the project, the entire area surrounding the Armory will be appropriately renamed the Armory District.

BUILDING BUSINESS

The aim of the restoration project is to turn the Armory into an iconic center that will connect surrounding neighborhoods (including the Cortex District and City Foundry), create new business and retail spaces, and serve as one of many new and coming attractions for the influx of entrepreneurs and millennial employees flocking to the St. Louis tech and startup scene.

With so much in store, the best may be yet to me for this iconic St. Louis landmark.

Project In Numbers
400,000 SF
$83 MM
Midtown

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St. Louis Business Center

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8455 Maryland

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Jefferson Commons

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8840 PERSHALL

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CSTK

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