Residential Mixed Use Plans for Delmar & Skinker

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Demolished Church's chicken at Delmar & Skinker

With the former site of Church’s Chicken now demolished, development plans are moving forward at the southeast corner of Skinker and Delmar Blvd in the Loop. Plans by HDA Architects reveal two levels of residential above ground floor retail and structured parking. A rendering shows a residential lobby entrance facing Skinker with signage marking it as the residences @delmar.loop. Parking access will be from northbound Skinker.

Falcon Holdings still owns the property. Washington University has eyed the site for residential mixed use. The school’s The Lofts a block west on Skinker includes a grocer and diner. The success of that project has helped activate what once had been a vacant corner of the Delmar Loop. Pace Properties has planned a $26 million dollar project at the gas station diagonal across the intersection from the Church’s property. The fourteen story Everly development by Clayco, CRG, and Koman recently added 203 apartments to the Loop’s eastern end.

A proposal earlier this year to build a 120 foot diameter Ferris wheel at the Church’s site failed to elicit neighborhood support.

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  • Robert Barquero

    Nice design

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  • Imran

    I think the massing will fit in well with the building across Delmar.
    My pet peeve, as always, is the darn gaping curb cut on Skinker. Right next to an existing curb cut for alley access. Wish they could figure a way to access the garage from the alley.
    That and put the residential entry in between retain spaces like they did in historic buildings rather than on a curb island of its own.
    I for one am not too concerned about it not being taller. The Everly sticks out rather awkwardly from its surrounds.

    • jhoff1257

      “The Everly sticks out rather awkwardly from its surrounds.”

      Which is exactly why a few additions with some height would be a good fit.

  • Crystal Davis

    my daughter is moving to st louis where is a good place to live

    • Whipple

      Is she moving here for work or school? Where does she need to go everyday? Does she care about walkabilty? Access to “frequent” public transit? Does she ride a bike? Regardless, I recommend Maryland Heights, great part of West St Louis City.

    • Nick

      While Whipple’s questions are relevant to picking which part of the City your daughter should choose, don’t listen to his suggestion to move to Maryland Heights. As you haven’t even answered his questions, he’s obviously just trolling. I moved from Maryland Heights area to the City last year, and couldn’t have been happier with the move.

      • Whipple

        Yes, that was a joke, good eye

        • Nick

          Your jokes are almost as terrible as your comments.

    • jhoff1257

      Yeah, all Whipple does is bitch about how nothing good ever comes to the city and how nobody cares about the city and then tells people moving to St. Louis to move to West County. Not really sure what that’s all about. Just ignore him, he trolls every thread here now with the same tired shtick.

      More to your question, I’m not really sure what kind of price range you’re looking for but my personal favorite is Lafayette Square. Safe, quiet, lots of good restaurants and little bars to hang out in, and of course some of the best architecture out there. Soulard is good, the Grove, Central West End, Tower Grove areas are always a good bet. I also love the neighborhoods around Francis Park. One of my best friends lives in Tower Grove East about two blocks from Tower Grove Park, he loves it. There are lots of great places!

      • Whipple

        That was a joke, guess you need the guiding /s

        • jhoff1257

          Your commenting history speaks for itself.

      • Crystal Davis

        her and her old man is moving in january. his job is in festus. i dont know nothing about stlouis. the 5 babys will be there 3 of them need a school

        • jhoff1257

          Well much of what you see here is the City of St. Louis. Festus is about 45 minutes to an hour south of St. Louis (sometimes longer with traffic). As much as I’d like to steer people to the City, it might make more sense for your family to head south.

  • jhoff1257

    I don’t dislike it, but I’d like to see something a bit taller.

    • Presbyterian

      I love tall buildings. This site is adjacent to two residential neighborhoods: Skinker-DeBaliviere and Parkview. I suspect this plan is scaled to gain neighborhood support.

      • tpekren

        I’m assuming stick on platform construction as it is still undoubtly the most cost effective construction method whether people like the reality or not and therefore scale up a story or two to for the added revenues. My next thought is parking requirements kill an added floor or two because now the price of underground parking drives up price point above the market demand in the immediate area..

      • Whipple

        Everything in the Loop is adjacent to residential neighborhoods…

      • jhoff1257

        As much as I hate to agree with Whipple here, he’s right. Quiet residential neighborhoods are pretty much backed up to the Loop on both sides. The Everly and Wash U’s student apartments are all taller then this and were able to win support.

        Don’t get me wrong this is much better then before and doesn’t look bad, but I think they could have pushed for a bit more here.

  • Jeremy Glover

    Thank goodness that Ferris wheel proposal died. This looks great.

  • Adam

    Are Delmar and Skinker being turned into canals? That’s pretty awesome.

    • Presbyterian

      Nice. These are just preliminary renderings. I’m sure Delmar will dry out by the time approvals are in place and final renderings are released.

      • Frank Wright

        What do you mean, preliminary renderings?

        • Presbyterian

          Like most of what we post on NextStl, the project is still early in its development phase and has not yet been publicly announced. There likely will be updated renderings when the developer does so.

  • Whipple

    Great parking cage