Des Peres Quarry
Commercial Development Company, Inc. Reaches Milestone in the Reclamation of the Des Peres Quarry, New Construction Underway
Commercial Development Company, Inc. (CDC) recently reached a major milestone in the reclamation of the Des Peres Quarry site at Manchester & I-270 in West St. Louis County. Twenty years of reclamation has transformed the once-blighted area and prepared it for new economic development. Ongoing construction includes a Provision Living assisted living center, a 254-unit luxury apartment complex, a 211-room Marriott Residence Inn and Courtyard Hotel, and 50,000 sq./ft. class-A office building.
Twenty-five years ago, the 27-acre quarry was an “orphaned property” in unincorporated St. Louis County, unclaimed by Town & Country and Des Peres, the adjacent municipalities, for blighted reasons. CDC purchased the site in 1994 and began a process of filling the quarry with inert fill, consisting of clean dirt, asphalt, concrete, sand, and rock. Approximately 5,250,000 cubic yards of fill material was used to transform this site into one of the largest infill development tracts available at the Highway 270 – Manchester corridor.
In 2015, St. Louis County re-zoned the site for mixed-use purposes, which prepared the way for new development projects, which began in late 2015. Ongoing construction at the site includes
- A 60-bed assisted living facility
- A 254-unit luxury apartment complex
- A 211-room Marriott Residence Inn and Courtyard Hotel
- A 50,000 sq./ft. Class-A office building
The hotel and office building are developed and owned by Commercial Development Company, Inc. Excavation for the hotel and office building is currently underway.
CDC’s Vision for Reclamation and Redevelopment
CDC’s 20-year vision to reclaim the quarry has transformed a local hazard into a new economic hot spot in St. Louis County.
“This is a privately-financed reclamation of local industrial blight,” said Steve Collins, Executive Vice President at CDC. “We see this project not only as a success story for CDC, but as a sign of economic strength for the St. Louis economy – the project has already become a source of new local jobs, attracted new businesses, and will soon boost local tax revenues.”
The Des Peres development project is being privately financed without public assistance. Total costs for the project are expected to exceed $100 million.