Metro announced on its blog today a plan to develop the area around the Forest Park DeBaliviere Station. The project will replace the parking lot, strip mall, and turn-around across DeBaliviere. The developer is Pearl Properties who are building the Hibernia in Dogtown. Trivers Associates Architects is designing the project. The plan fulfills the desires expressed in the Skinker DeBaliviere and Forest Park station TOD plans.
From the announcement:
The development includes 265 residential units, 33,888 square feet of ground-floor retail, streetscape and public space improvements, and up to 342 parking spaces. The Metro Transit Park-Ride lot will include a six-story building with 108 apartments, and nearly 13,000 square feet of ground floor retail. There will be streetscape and pedestrian amenities, including public art. The former passenger drop-off area will be the location of a five-story building with 51 apartments and 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail. Finally, the retail center north of the Metro Park-Ride lot will have a four-story development with 106 apartments and 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail.
The developer is targeting starting work near the end of 2019 with completion by the end of 2020.
Massing and visions from Skinker DeBaliviere and Forest Park Station TOD plans by H3 Studio.