Opus’ 1014 Spruce Going Before LCRA Board

Opus’ 1014 Spruce Going Before LCRA Board

Update: Opus is not longer involved. Balboa Real Estate Partners is building this.

Opus’ 1014 Spruce will go before the LCRA board next week. The $33.7M building will rise on the vacant lot left by the loss of Cupples 7. Planned ar 146 apartments, 3,000 square feet of retail, and 55 parking spaces. Up to 145 more spaces will be leased in the garage next door.

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Board Bill 193 before the Board of Aldermen authorizes a 10-year tax abatement of 40%. The estimated present value of the tax abatement is $1.855M. LCRA will issue bonds so as to exempt the sale tax on construction materials. the land will be purchased from the St. Louis Treasurer for $2.3M.

Update Feb 6, 2021 – The St. Louis Board of Alderman unanimously passed BB 193.

Update Jul 23, 2021 – The proposal will go before the Preservation Board July 26th. Cultural Resources Office staff reccomend:

That the Preservation Board grant preliminary approval to the proposal with the condition that the concrete surround of the garage entries be reconsidered; and subject to review of final documents, design details and exterior materials by the Cultural Resources Office.

Elevations from the meeting agenda

North elevation facing Spruce with a retail space and lobby
West elevation facing 11st Street with two curb cuts for garage access
South elevation facing the Cupples Station Garage
East elevation facing the Ballpark Lofts


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