Feb 15, 2017
The future of the $2.7-million site which once housed the municipality’s police headquarters remains in question and the city, which has not received any proposals for the tract, may have to issue a new request for development ideas, the St. Louis Business Journal reported earlier this month. Clayton is said to be open to both residential and retail opportunities for the spot along S. Central Avenue.
Things are also on hold for a parcel further to the west where officials appear to have moved into a wait-and-see mode regarding a parking area abutting the intersection of S. Hanley and Wydown. The busy corner, recognizable to many mid-county residents for its chubby, bronze median strip statue “Man on Horse”, is convenient to various commercial establishments. The city-owned lot did generate a pair of proposals but the Journal said leaders plan no action on them at the moment.
However, not everything is in a holding pattern. Plans by an Indiana-based developer remain green-lit for a $70-million apartment tower in the 8000 block of Forsyth Boulevard. Jutting two dozen stories into the Clayton skyline in the heart of the city’s bustling downtown, the edifice would occupy land now owned by the municipality which has reached an understanding to sell the desirable tract for $1.1 million.