By. Chris Stritzel
On October 26th, 2016, Ballpark Village Phase 2 was unveiled and the number one thing that caught everyone's eye was the 29 story all glass residential tower at Broadway and Clark. Many people immediately wanted to reserve a unit in the building. At the time, the building was simply known as the "BPV2 Tower" and wasn't given a formal name. Approximately one year later, we reported that the tower would be formally known as "One Cardinal Way". Since then, the building's design has been revised to include a more angular roofline and construction has begun. Through all of this, many people who have their eyes set on the residential tower form day one have been wondering, "when can I reserve a unit here?" Well, that time has come and the Cardinals and Cordish Companies have opened a Leasing Center for One Cardinal Way in the old Jamba Juice store in the existing Phase 1 Development.
Lets take a look inside the Leasing Center.
When you first walk in to the center, you are greeted with a sitting area with four chairs and a TV (which presumably is supposed to show renderings of the building). In the back are two desks, both for signing leases for an Apartment unit. Also included in this "foyer" ill call it is a cool chandelier which is very modern as well as a wood accented ceiling to contrast with the metal framing that is exposed on the ceiling. It really mixes really well but will not be in the actual units.
To the right of these desks and foyer is an opening in the wall which takes you to the Model Unit which is an example of a 1 Bedroom Suite Apartment. When walking into the unit, you are greeted with the kitchen, which is a decent size for an apartment like this. The wood accenting on the cabinets and white countertops really mix well and add an extra dose of coziness to the unit overall. A nice island with seating for two is a nice touch and the appliances are very high quality Stainless Steel ones. They really do shine. The lighting in the kitchen area is also "gallery" looking as spotlights and a large overhead light really help amplify the space's energy overall. It is a great use of space.
To the right of the kitchen is the living room. In this model unit, it includes a couch, chair, coffee table, a TV and TV stand. Underneath them is a neat piece of carpet which contrasts well with the hard wood floors. On the wall behind the Couch are photos showcasing the Cardinals Team of yesteryear, a great touch for an Apartment building that proudly proclaims that you can "Live the Cardinal Way Everyday". Currently, because the actual building isn't actually out of the ground yet, the view is of the current Ballpark Village lot, but that will change in the future!
This part of the unit makes it feel more like a real home than a leasing center, which is great because this is how people will be living in their units within the building.
To the left of the kitchen is the bathroom and it in itself is pretty unique. The mirrors have lighting built in while the White/Wood mashup from the kitchen carries over to make the bathroom design pretty good. All cabinets in the bathroom and the kitchen are soft close, so they don't slam and cause a commotion, which is a good feature to have. Overall, the bathroom design is very modern but also it has a touch of class, something that other residential buildings that I have been to fail on.
Every detail here is spot on and perfected. It doesn't get much better than that. Overall, my visit went very well, even though I didn't see a bedroom in this unit, I would expect it to be carefully designed so that every detail matters. So some people may be wondering, "how much does this particular unit cost?" and "are there other options available for apartment units". Lets combine the two answers to make everything flow easily shall we.
According to the One Cardinal Way Prospect Portal website...
All units are dependent on the configuration and the view you choose. There are 297 units available to rent and around 60 (20.02%) have so far been leased according to Cordish. Now that this Leasing Center is open, I expect the amount of units leased to skyrocket. The prices aren't that bad when you look at all the amenities that will come with the building but the views of Busch Stadium and Downtown from this viewpoint are priceless, therefore, I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like.
I am pretty sure early signers are anxious to move in around Opening Day 2020.
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