Take a look at these new renderings the St. Louis Cardinals released of the $650 million Ballpark Village project. These renderings, released Thursday, are perhaps the most comprehensive and detailed images of what fans can expect once the project is complete.
The first phase of the project broke ground in February and is on schedule to be complete by spring 2014, according to Chase Martin, development director of Ballpark Village for developer Cordish Cos. The first phase is a $100 million project that still has 15,000 square feet of available space.
Martin said there has been “overwhelming interest” from potential tenants. Martin wouldn’t disclose the names of those potential tenants, or the type of tenants interested. Martin did say the organization is close to finalizing a deal with one tenant.
Confirmed in phase one so far are an Anheuser-Busch Brewhouse, a 20,000-square-foot space for a restaurant and beer garden; Cardinals Nation, a 30,000-square-foot space for a hall of fame museum, bar and restaurant; and an 8,000-square-foot cowboy bar, PBR St. Louis.
After the third Busch Stadium opened in 2006, plans for Ballpark Village repeatedly stalled and changed, and for a time the site was a giant pit.
The Cardinals organization is one of the largest privately-held organizations in St. Louis with an estimated revenue of $233 million in 2012. The Cardinals are owned by a group of private investors and led by Chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr.