8049 Forsyth – Shaw Park Apartments

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New renderings were submitted to the city of Clayton this week by Fleherty & Collins Properties for the proposed Shaw Park Apartments at 8049 Forsyth. The Indianapolis based developer has commissioned Atlanta based architecture firm Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, and Stewart to design the new 22 story apartment building. The mixed use building will contain 228 market rate one and two bedroom apartments along with with 7800 sf of street level retail. The 431k sf building will offer residential amenities such as a dog park, exterior plaza, rooftop pool and sky deck. An attached 324 space garage will provide a mix of public, resident, and retail parking.

See our previous story for more details on this project.

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  • ClaytonIsAwesome

    Clayton is smart to build for the future and to plan for new residents. It amazes me how short-sided and intolerant residents and leaders can be toward the idea of residential expansion to allow for more residents to join their own communities. In parts of St. Louis county, there’s very little residential expansion to speak of in the form of new apartments/condos/townhomes/etc.

  • tztag

    Uninspired architecture that will succeed or fail based on the materials they use. Can’t tell if that’s raw concrete, painted, or tiled. Glad to see the development move forward in general though.

    • jhoff1257

      This isn’t particularly impressive, but I’m thinking it’s not going to look exactly like this. This is a pretty crude rendering. I’ll be interested to see what future concepts look like.

    • Wabash

      Clayton seems to thrive on uninspired architecture.

      • Rusty

        Clayton thrives on being a parasitic edge city

        • PD

          People have been saying this for 40 years. Give it a break already. The entire county could fall under that category.

  • Crystal Davis

    stlouis looks like a real big city. is this near festus

    • jhoff1257

      This is about 45min from Festus.

    • Will M

      After looking at several of your posts, I am 100% positive you’re a troll. Honestly, nice work/ your posts were almost convincing of someone who is from the county/never been inside 270.

      • jhoff1257

        What? Sounds like she has a daughter getting ready to move to St. Louis and is asking some pretty basic questions about the area. Look at Whipple if you want to see a real troll.

  • Presbyterian

    This is a great development for downtown Clayton and for the St. Louis region. Our region’s Central Corridor is a 2-mile wide stretch running for nearly 10 miles from the Arch to I-170, containing our two research universities, our major cultural attractions and governmental institutions, our core medical research center and our primary innovation districts. Anything that strengthens the core strengthens the region. I am grateful for the significant private investment here. This means more residents in our regional core.

  • Daniel Schmidt

    That seems like a lot of (ugly) parking to me.

  • Whipple

    Without Clayton, St Louis would have a thriving downtown, simple as that.

    • Samuel Brittingham

      Economic development is not a zero-sum game. StL region could have 2 dynamic central business districts if they would pull their head out of their ass

      • Whipple

        Who is “they”?

        • Chippewa

          City “leaders”.

          • Whipple

            City leaders moved all the jobs to office parks in Maryland Heights? I must’ve missed that.

          • jhoff1257

            We can bitch and moan about city leaders all we want. The reality is that no politician on the face of this earth was ever going to stop the suburban rush of jobs and people in this city or any other for that matter. Downtown still has a ways to go but still clocks in with over 90,000 jobs, by far the biggest employment center in the region. Clayton clocks in second with around 40,000. Clayton has quite a bit going on, but I wouldn’t count Downtown out either.

            If any “city leaders” are to be blamed it would be the ones from 1876 that split the city and county apart.

          • moorlander

            Last I saw Downtown Clayton has 33k jobs

          • jhoff1257

            That could be…I thought I saw 40,000 in a recent Post-Dispatch graphic. Could very well be wrong.

          • jhoff1257

            According to a PD article from 2016 I was actually pretty close for Clayton, but off on Downtown St. Louis. 80,000 for Downtown STL and about 39,000 for Clayton.


          • STLExplorer

            I don’t have all of the jobs numbers, but if you look at inventory West County is the largest office sub-market in the region. Downtown (broadly defined) has ~10MM sf, Clayton has ~7MM, and West County has ~17MM sf.

          • jhoff1257

            That’s all fine and dandy, but I was more talking about concentrated job centers. West County may have more space and employees but it’s spread out over a much larger area. Considering the City’s population increases to about 450,000 each day I’d be curious to see what the City’s overall space and employment looks like. That would be a more apt comparison to West County as a whole.

          • Rusty

            Yikes, that’s sad

          • Rusty

            I’d blame corporate leaders that moved the jobs to the suburbs, and continue to double down on that choice. Corporate leaders in pretty much every other major American city are coming back to the City. But they continue to flee in this one, it’s a big problem for st louis.

          • jhoff1257

            St. Louis has had quite a few companies move back to the City, just not the big news breakers we’d like. Microsoft from Creve Coeur to CORTEX is a recent one that comes to mind. I haven’t heard of too many major employers fleeing the city in recent years either. I also heard some scuttlebutt in the Business Journal about Rawlings ditching Town and Country for Ballpark Villiage (which is just a perfect fit I think). Companies like WWT, RGA, and Monsanto are building big expansions in the suburbs, but they were already located there. Several other companies like Nestle Purina, KPMG, and Wells Fargo are adding employees to their existing downtown campuses. I wouldn’t say at all Downtown is being shunned.

            I currently (unfortunately) live in KC and the suburban rush is still very much alive here too. Cerner is building a billion dollar+ campus in the south KC burbs at the Three Trails highway crossing. Kansas is still doling out incentives to goad companies to move across the State Line. Johnson County, Kansas (think West County) is by far and away the largest employment center here (even I work in JoCo).

    • John

      There could be some truth there, but keep in mind that many markets in the US have more than just one huge, centralized area for 100% of their commerce & financial development. Minneapolis and St Paul are extremely close in proximity, Chicago and Evanston, etc. Granted, those Greater Areas are considerably bigger markets than STL, but ~3 million people is still quite large in the grand scheme (I think we’re the 20th biggest market in the US?). I think that the key to success for St Louis as a region is to experience net new population growth, because if the region doesn’t, then one area will experience a boon, and then another area will suffer over time, and that cycle will become a pattern indefinitely, which doesn’t really make a region better over time. The county (where I live), while certainly not perfect, has done extremely well in many regards, and it would be nice to see the city experience some success too. It seems next to impossible for a region as a whole to thrive without a bustling downtown, and as a boring suburbanite I’ll be the first to admit that point. While our downtown looks a bit better than when I was a kid, I think it still has a long way to go for adding jobs, companies, entertainment, etc. In sum, what I’m hoping for in the long run is for both Clayton & Downtown STL to do extremely well on several fronts, not one or the other.