Opus is planning an eight story 95-foot tall apartment building with retail at 6630 Delmar, replacing the Commerce Bank and the former Craft Alliance building. in the Delmar Loop. The space once location to St. Louis BreadCo has ben vacant for quite some time.
The target demographic will be primarily students of Washington University and other universities in the area along with young professionals. The building contains 189 apartments with 476 beds. steel frame construction, approximately 400 parking spots (366 garage parking & 34 surface stalls), meeting code. The parking entrance is off of Loop South.
Unit sizes range from 5 studio, 25 1 bedroom, 90 2 bedroom, 10 3 bedroom and 59 4 bedrooms. Approximately 5,700 square feet of street level retail. A community plaza that is approximately 3,500 square feet. Two amenity decks for residents – fitness center, spa, clubroom/game room, study areas, lounge, computer lab, outdoor area with pool, seating areas, recreation area & grilling stations.
The building formerly housing Craft Alliance is the oldest standing in the the Delmar Loop. Built in 1910 by Max Bond for his tailoring shop. It is owned by Washington University and tax exempt.
University City has higher parking minimums than St. Louis’ one per unit. Since this is student-oriented housing, many of those spots will go empty. Perhaps lose a level of parking and the building could be shorter and rents cheaper. #Parkingsmartstl
Opus expects construction to take 15-18 months with completion in time for the fall 2023 semester.