Washington University Plans $80 Million Loop Project

by Katie Sloan

St. Louis — The  project could lead to more public-private development in the area.

The Loop is a popular dining and shopping destination in St. Louis, and Washington University St. Louis (WUSTL) uses photos of the area in its promotional materials. The university is planning housing for 550 students in the district, as well as new retail.St. Louis — Washington University has announced plans to remake a central part of the Delmar Loop, which is a six-block shopping and dining destination near the university, with an $80 million project consisting of stores and apartments for approximately 550 students.

The project comprises a four- to six- story building of retail space and apartments on Delmar Boulevard at Eastgate Avenue and three new mid-rise apartment buildings on Enright Avenue nearby. Construction is scheduled to begin January 2013 with occupancy in August 2014, according to university officials. Washington University owns all the affected property.

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