By. Chris Stritzel
If you have visited Laclede's Landing recently, you may have seen construction going on at 701 North 1st in the district. That old building (from the late 1800s) will be home to 49 apartments pf which, there are 13 floor layouts spread out on floors 3-6. Units will range in size from 650 square feet to 1100 square feet and rent starts at $900 a month to $1450 a month depending on what layout, floor and view you choose. So, a two bedroom apartment on the top floor (6) with a view of the Arch would be the most expensive. There will be 23 Two Bedroom, One Bathroom Units and 26 One Bedroom, One Bathroom Units. All residents will be able to enjoy great views from their rooftop deck of the city skyline and enjoy secured parking in the building itself.
The Peper building it self will be a true mixed use building. Once slowly office space, the building will be made up as follows...
1. Floor 1: Retail and Lobbies (one for residents and one for the office space)
2. Floor 2: Office Space. Abstrakt Marketing will be expanding into this building from the neighboring building. A big plus for Laclede’s Landing.
3. Floors 3-6: Residential Units
A cool feature that the Peper Lofts will include are very high ceilings. Depending on what unit you get and what floor, the ceilings can range in height from 10.5 to 18 feet! So those windows that will be in the units will offer even better views.
As for other information, quoted from St. Louis Construction News and Review (stlouiscnr.com), "Historic timbers throughout the building are being preserved and will be a focal point in the individual units themselves as well as in the common areas. Open concept floor plans will facilitate easy flow within the apartments and ensure maximum exposure to the premium views. Residents will appreciate custom concrete floors, designer cabinetry, Quartz countertops, high end appliance packages, remote thermostatic controls and the in-unit washer and drier."
This Peper Lofts Building is the first Building in Laclede’s Landing to be residential. It’s a great addition to the district and I could see more residential projects pop up within the district potentially removing the surface parking and vacant lots. The first model units should be open by July 3rd while the building will be open to residents in the fall.
To learn more about the Peper Lofts, view their website by clicking the button below. NOTE: Full website not launched yet.