ST. PETERS, MO. — TWG is developing Reserve at Spencer, a $42.9 million affordable housing community in the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters. The community marks TWG’s third Low-Income Housing Tax Credit project in the state of Missouri. Located at 4000 Ryleigh Reserve Lane, Reserve at Spencer will feature 192 units in a four-story property with one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. All units will be reserved for residents who earn up to 60 percent of the area median income. Amenities will include a lounge, community kitchenette, playground, dog park, coworking rooms, a fitness center and mail room. Project funding comes from CREA LLC, Merchants Bank, UMB Bank and the Missouri Housing Development Commission. The Industrial Revenue Authority of St. Charles County provided bond financing. Construction is underway, with completion slated for late 2024.
CLAYTON, MO. — U.S. Capital Development (USCD) has completed the lease-up of Forsyth Pointe, a 14-story office building totaling 226,000 square feet in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton. Emerson leased the remaining 105,000 square feet at the building as the new home for its global corporate headquarters. With the lease signing, the property will be renamed Emerson Tower. UMB Bank provided financing for the project. Amenities at Emerson Tower include a conference center and the Garden Terrace, which features one acre of green space, various seating areas, a putting green, fire pits and a 7,000-square-foot fitness center. USCD served as developer and Brentwood-Forsyth Partners 1 LLC is the owner.
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Kansas City-based Chicken N Pickle, an entertainment concept that features a restaurant, sports bar, pickleball courts and a variety of yard games, is expanding nationwide and plans to nearly double its footprint by the first quarter of 2025. Chicken N Pickle has opened eight locations since 2017, with seven more slated for completion by early 2025. The company says this is its fastest period of growth to date. The first Chicken N Pickle opened in Kansas City in 2017. The other currently operating locations are in Wichita, Kan.; San Antonio, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Overland Park, Kan.; Grand Prairie, Texas; Grapevine, Texas; and Glendale, Ariz. This year, Chicken N Pickle will open a new location in St. Charles, Mo. Then in 2024, the company will debut its locations in Allen, Texas; Fishers, Ind.; Henderson, Nev.; and Webster, Texas. The remaining two planned locations are slated to open in early 2025 in Thornton, Colo.; and Parker, Colo. The average Chicken N Pickle facility is situated on 1.5 acres and totals 32,000 square feet. Menu offerings include rotisserie chicken dishes in four different seasonings, pork and beef sandwiches, hand-cut fries and tater tots.
ST. LOUIS — McCarthy Building Cos. will construct a $400 million lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery materials manufacturing plant for ICL (NYSE: ICL) in St. Louis. The facility is expected to be the first commercial-scale LFP battery materials manufacturing plant in the U.S., according to McCarthy. The 140,000-square-foot plant is expected to produce 30,000 metric tons for use in batteries that can store energy needed to run electric vehicles, charging stations or on the electric grid. ICL’s investment in the plant was augmented by a $197 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The new plant will be located on ICL’s existing Carondelet campus in St. Louis. In addition to creating 800 to 900 union construction jobs, the new facility is estimated to create 150 high-paying union and professional jobs for ICL. The plant is expected to be operational by 2025 and will help meet growing demand from the energy storage, electric vehicle and clean-energy industries for U.S.-produced-and-sourced essential battery materials. ICL is a global specialty minerals company, creating solutions for sustainability challenges in the food, agriculture and industrial markets. ICL shares are dual listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The company …
Hunt Midwest Breaks Ground on 203,899 SF Industrial Build-to-Suit Project for Community Wholesale Tire in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Hunt Midwest has broken ground on a 203,899-square-foot industrial build-to-suit project for Community Wholesale Tire at Hunt Midwest Business Center in Kansas City. The facility will feature a clear height of 32 feet, 60 trailer parking spaces, 190 vehicle parking spaces and a 190-foot-deep truck court. Completion is slated for the end of the year. The project team includes civil engineer Olsson and Associates, general contractor GPS-KC and H2B Architects. Austin Baier and Mike Mitchelson of CBRE represented Hunt Midwest. Located just east of I-435, Hunt Midwest Business Center totals 2,500 acres. Community Wholesale Tire maintains facilities in nine states across the Midwest, serving more than 4,500 tire dealers.
Reinhardt Construction, S. M. Wilson & Co. to Serve as Construction Manager at Risk for Columbia Public Schools’ Building Program
COLUMBIA, MO. — A joint venture between Reinhardt Construction LLC and S. M. Wilson & Co. will serve as the construction manager at risk for Columbia Pacific Schools’ bond program aimed to improve and expand the district’s facilities. Over the coming year, Reinhardt/Wilson and the architect team, DLR Group and SOA, will provide pre-construction and design services, respectively. The firms will work to maximize the budget, establish plans for various projects and hire project teams. Plans call for renovations and new construction at the Columbia Area Career Center, an addition at Battle Elementary School and construction of a new elementary school next to the John Warner Middle School. Construction is expected to begin in late 2023 or early 2024. Funding for these projects comes from a no-tax-rate-increase bond referendum, which was approved by voters in April 2022. Columbia is located about 30 miles north of Jefferson City.
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of The Gabriel, a 13-unit apartment property in Kansas City. The sales price was undisclosed. The asset consists of one building at 535 Gladstone Blvd. and a vacant building at 531 Gladstone Blvd. Aaron Kuroiwa, Jack Beckett and Jacob Carroll of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a private investor. The team also secured and represented the buyer, an individual trust. The buyer was interested in the opportunity to renovate the vacant building, according to the brokerage.
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Cronheim Hotel Capital has arranged a $25.8 million loan for the refinancing of Hotel Phillips in Kansas City. The loan will replace the existing note plus anticipated capital expenditures. The borrowers, Arbor Lodging and Lubert-Adler, acquired the property in 2018. The 216-room hotel, built in 1931, is located in the city’s central business district. It was once the tallest building in town, rising 20 stories. Today, Hotel Phillips is part of Hilton’s Curio collection and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
BRANSON, MO. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $9.1 million sale of Lakeside Shoppes at Branson Landing, a 30,763-square-foot retail strip center in Branson. Built in 2015, the property is located directly adjacent to Branson Landing, a $435 million waterfront development situated on 95 acres along the banks of Lake Taneycomo. Tenants at the center include Qdoba Mexican Grill, Tropical Smoothie Café, Cold Stone Creamery and Pappo’s Pizzeria & Pub. Chris Garavaglia, Alex Perez and Austin Sweet of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a limited liability company. The buyer was a Louisiana-based private investor.
LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO. — Spellman Brady & Co. has completed the interior design for the clubhouse and leasing office of Citrine, a luxury apartment community in Lake St. Louis, a northwest suburb of St. Louis. Mill’s Properties owns the community. Spellman Brady was responsible for specifying and procuring the furniture, artwork and accessories for the clubhouse and leasing office. The 2,685-square-foot clubhouse features a fitness center, dog park, pet spa and community lounge with a bistro café. Spellman Brady collaborated with GMA Architects and ARCO Construction Co. on the project.