Photos courtesy of Partnership for Downtown St. Louis
owntown St. Louis has seen an investment of more than $6 billion in the lastten years. This includes new high-end entertainment, professional sports, casinos,a convention center and hotel destinations. There has been an influx of 3,000 newhousing units, and the number of downtown residents has increased by 15% in thelast two years. Public and private organizations have spent significant capital to createand enhance beautiful public spaces such the Gateway Arch Grounds and Citygarden.In the heart of this revitalization is the exciting Mercantile Exchange redevelopment.MX is a dynamic nine city blocks with a mix of office, residential, retail, food,entertainment, hotel, and entertainment uses. Construction is underway on the212-room Embassy Suites and 205-room Apartments, both built on a full city blockfronting Washington Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets, and opening in fall 2011.