Nearly $20 million in redevelopment coming to Laclede’s Landing - KMOV.com

Nearly $20 million in redevelopment coming to Laclede’s Landing

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Renderings of a rooftop view at the Peper Lofts. The lofts are being built in the Landing. ( Credit: Peper Lofts) Renderings of a rooftop view at the Peper Lofts. The lofts are being built in the Landing. ( Credit: Peper Lofts)
Nearly $20 million in investment is coming to the historic Laclede’s Landing with revitalizing the historic neighborhood.(Credit: KMOV) Nearly $20 million in investment is coming to the historic Laclede’s Landing with revitalizing the historic neighborhood.(Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Nearly $20 million in investments are coming to the historic Laclede’s Landing and many hope the plans of redevelopment will bring new life to the once popular neighborhood.

“I live downtown already but I thought it would be interesting to live closer [to the river],” said Jacqui Palmer who rode her bike to the Landing to check out the new loft building.

The Peper Lofts will be the first-ever multi-family residential building in the Landing and will feature a rooftop view of the river and the Arch.

The $12 million renovation of the former Metro Transit headquarters is just one part of a major influx of redevelopment to the historic riverfront. New restaurants and a coffee shop are opening in the building at 612 North 2nd Street.

Erica Edmondson says she believes Laclede’s Landing is coming back. That’s why she opened Last Call on the Landing last year. It’s in the former Show-Me’s location.

“It was really dry down here so prices were cheap,’ said Edmondson. “There’s so much excitement, I have to be here when it comes back.”

She said the construction over the last year has made it really tough but now the Arch grounds are complete and that’s bringing more and more people down to the riverfront.

Great Rivers Greenway is also helping to revitalize the space.

They are building the Katherine Ward Burg Garden in the vacant space just north of the Eads bridge. The plaza will feature terraces and seating to allow people to enjoy views of the Mississippi River.

“With the new Gateway Arch Museum opening, and Fair Saint Louis coming back to the Arch grounds, there’s no question that the St. Louis Riverfront will be a hot spot this summer and for years to come, and we’re excited to be continuing our investments there with our latest project on The Landing,” noted Susan Trautman, chief executive officer, Great Rivers Greenway, which recently rebuilt and raised Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard and extended the Mississippi Greenway from the Biddle Street Trailhead south to Chouteau Avenue.

On Wednesday night, Great Rivers Greenway along with the Laclede’s Landing businesses will host an open house so people can see all of the upcoming developments. It will be held from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at VUE, one of the newest venues to open on the Landing.

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