The $9.8 million rehab of the St. Louis Stamping Lofts, part of the Farmworks development in the city’s Near North Riverfront neighborhood, is well underway.
The Stamping Lofts will house 56 affordable studio apartments geared towards veterans, the homeless, ex-offenders, and other special needs/at-risk populations. The goal of the Farmworks project is to connect these populations with job opportunities on-site, as the other buildings in the Farmworks complex (addressed at 101-125 Cass) will include an urban farm and green business incubator. More information about the development may be found on its website here.
Below is a recent photograph of the structure at 219 Cass, the residential component of Farmworks:
A different angle:
The rehabbed building will soon welcome travelers on the nearby new Mississippi River Bridge (also under construction) to a more sustainable, attractive Near North Riverfront.
Below is a small photograph from Farmworks’ site that shows the building in its previous state of ruin, having suffered a partial collapse following high winds last year (at left). The structure is shown stabilized at right.
Rehab photographs were provided by Ryan Albritton.