$40M Mills’ City Walk on Euclid Moves Forward, Clears Preliminary HUD Funding Hurdle

City Walk - Euclid at West Pine, St. Louis
{the most recent rendering of City Walk on Euclid}

According to 17th Ward Alderman Joe Roddy, Bruce Mills' long awaited development on the northeast corner of Euclid and West Pine Avenues in the city's Central West End has received preliminary approval for HUD financing. Although this is not the final step it is the clearest indication in months that the project is moving forward.

The Post-Dispatch first mentioned a Mills project at the site in May 2005. At the time the development plan was rumored to contain a building up to 12 stories tall. The rendering below was released several months later and it was said that Mr. Mills was looking for a "signature" development.

Euclid City Walk
{a rendering of what was then the "Renaissance on Euclid"}

While the taller tower would clearly add more density to the CWE, the latest rendering shows effective massing on a large site that has been occupied by a single tower and large surface parking lot for many years. The new design also adheres more closely with the style of nearby historic apartment buildings. Although difficult to see in the rendering, the treatment of the first level at the far east end fronting West Pine Avenue looks especially appropriate given the existing adjacent development. Hopefully the clock tower will be removed and the top-floor setbacks refined.

City Walk - Euclid at West Pine, St. Louis
{the Doctor's Building – tan brick on left – and surrounding area from nextSTL forum member Arch City}