Contractors have broken ground on the $260 million, second phase of Ballpark Village, an entertainment hub and mixed-use complex next door to the St. Louis Cardinals' Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, according to Fox 2 Now.
The first project of the 550,000-square-foot expansion, which dwarfs the 100,000-square-foot first phase, is a $65 million Live! by Loews hotel, which will create a new dining and entertainment district across the street from the stadium. The complex will feature hundreds of guestrooms, meeting and event space, outdoor amenity areas and first-floor dining and entertainment venues. The hotel, a partnership between the Cardinals, developer The Cordish Companies and Loews, will employ a 49% minority workforce.
The second phase of Ballpark Village will also include a 29-story, 230-foot-tall luxury apartment tower from which residents will have views into Busch Stadium and of the Gateway Arch; a Class A office building with street-level retail and dining; and a two-story marketplace. The office building will be the first new construction of its kind since 1989.