By. Chris Stritzel
Construction is now officially underway on Ballpark Village Phase 2 and so far, it has been moving slower than expected. The weather is partially to blame. But after the PWC and One Life Fitness announcement back at the groundbreaking event in December, we haven't heard anything else on who the other tenants will be. Nothing on restaurants or stores. So who will they be? We got some answers after digging through more than 500 pages of planning and blue print documents (it wasn’t enjoyable but was interesting). Lets get started with the Leasing Center for One Cardinal Way.
Ever since Ballpark Village Phase 1 opened, the vacant retail space on the Northwest Corner of the building has stuck out. Now, with Building Permits filed with the City and plans to go along with it, we can confirm that this will be where the One Cardinal Way Leasing Center will go. The nearly $150,000 mini project should be underway soon as the building permit was issued on February 14th for the alteration. Model Units are places where prospective renters go to view how the unit will be laid out. We will be sure to show you it once it opens!
Now to some retail announcements.
First of all, the Americana is not a real business. It is just a place holder for whatever future business goes in on that corner of the building (see map below). The rendering featured above shows the first tenant of the retail portion of the building. It is Shake Shack*. It has been rumored that Shake Shack would move in here, and now it is confirmed. The signature logo is found in this image and the Shack will occupy a small roughly 1500 square foot space in the building and will be right next door to the Office Tower entrance.
In case you have been living under a rock, this is Shake Shack's second location in St. Louis and will be third in Missouri once the one in Kansas City's Country Club Plaza opens up sometime in the fall. Next up on the retail list is a place known as Power and Life Yoga*. This Yoga Studio will sit at the base of the One Cardinal Way tower in the Northwest Corner. It is a small 1,435 Square foot location. There are other Power and Life's in the Country with the closest one being in Kansas City. That combined with the Onelife Fitness Facility will make this place ground zero for athletic junkies.
No word yet on whether the Wahlburger Place* will open up in Ballpark Village after shake Shack appears to be moving in.
The Pennant Building
It appears the Office Building will no longer be called 9 Cardinal Way but will instead be called "The Pennant Building". How fitting for it being next door to Busch Stadium. Plans reveal that the Building will now be 11 floors instead of the original 10 that was widely talked about. The 4 floors of office space will sit on top of a 7 Floor Parking Garage that will serve the hotel, offices and the remainder of the district. A $13.5 Million Permit was applied for which would allow the building to begin rising from the ground. It will be built with metal beams instead of the concrete used on the Residential Tower.
The building will stand roughly 174 feet** above the district.
Found in the document is a cool sculpture of a baseball which will sit on top of a portion of the hotel so pool guests and people in the Busch Stadium 2 Plaza can see it. It will be made of Steel and have red neon lighting for effect. Also, the mural facing into the courtyard will be past Cardinals Players. The Gallery below allows you to view what I am talking about.
Below is the site plan map showing all of the available retail spaces. Please note that Shake Shack will be occupying the Retail Space directly to the left of "The Pennant Building" wording and that Power and Life Yoga will occupy the space to the Left of the "One Cardinal Way" wording. The Leasing Center will be to the left of the Fudgery. So far, Cardinal Way retail spaces are filling up with only three left to fill. The entire project still has 4 spaces to fill that range in size. Some shopping would do wonders down here besides restaurants.
By the way, the Market may not be a grocery store market or convenience store, it may be a "Eatery" kind of place*** like the one at the Metropolitan Building.
All designs for this block are by HKS architects. That is who the documents are by. They are accessible if you know the way on public city websites.
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*-Both announcements are not yet official until the Cordish Companies and the Cardinals say so. These were merely pulled from documents submitted to the City.
**- Based on information given in the document TO THE TOP OF THE MECHANICAL SCREEN. Actual Height around 164 feet.
***- Not yet confirmed but we were told by someone close to the project.