Trivers Completes Multi-Use Steelcote Square Development

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Trivers was chosen by Pier Property Group (PPG) to help create a new neighborhood within a previously vacant industrial complex in St. Louis’ historic Midtown area.

“Steelcote Square is a catalyst for what’s to come in this formerly underutilized part of St. Louis,” said Trivers Principal Joel Fuoss, AIA, LEED AP. “Proximity to Saint Louis University’s academic and healthcare campuses, public transportation, and now the new Target and Top Golf locations currently in development make it the next new hub of urban living.”

The multi-use Steelcote Square development includes three buildings:

  • Steelcote Lofts, a historic rehabilitation of the former Steelcote Manufacturing Company that used to produce paints and coatings, is now home to 33 apartments.
  • Steelcote Crossing, also a historic rehabilitation which was renovated from the former distribution plant for the Columbia Oil Company, has 15 micro-loft units and ground floor retail.
  • Steelcote Flats, the largest of the three structures, is new mixed-use construction that hosts 105 residential units as well as amenities for all three Steelcote properties, including parking, fitness and business centers, a dog park and spa, and an expansive rooftop amenity deck with a swimming pool. The project pays homage to the history of the site with a unique roofline that showcases the refurbished historic Steelcote sign atop the namesake development.

With the goal of creating an anchor to spur further development, PPG chose Trivers and its construction partner, Holland Construction, to bring together two existing buildings and one entirely new structure. The complicated project addresses important reuse, environmental and urban space goals, which are central to Trivers’ commitment to sustainable architecture and design.

“From the beginning, we wanted to create a vibrant district for people to live, gather and be entertained,” said PPG Founder Michael Hamburg. “Trivers’ expertise in urban design and revitalization was essential as we navigated tight construction parameters and challenges presented from the old industrial site.”