Real Estate & Community Investment

Port Authority Closes on Purchase of Jamestown Mall

Release courtesy of St. Louis County

A Request Has Been Issued for Redevelopment Proposals

The St. Louis County Port Authority now owns all property at the former Jamestown Mall site and has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop the property.  Interested developers are required to include a project description including dimensions, design concepts and features.

“This is another significant step in the process of eliminating the dangerous eyesore that was once Jamestown Mall and returning this property to being a community asset that is a vibrant contributor to North County’s economy,” St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said.

At Stenger’s urging, the Port Authority actively negotiated to secure all Jamestown Mall property.  The mall, which had multiple owners, closed in 2014.  In 2015, Stenger traveled to New York to meet with owners and, soon after that meeting, the first parcel of property was acquired by the Port Authority.

Over the next two years, other parcels were acquired, culminating in the Port Authority buying the remaining land the past October.  The sale of those two parcels recently closed, clearing the way for the Port Authority to request redevelopment proposals.

In late November, an Open House was held to give area residents more information about the site and to solicit input about what they would like to see at the site of the former mall.  Several hundred people attended and submitted comments.

The comments gathered at the Open House and through the Jamestown Mall page on the County website were considered as the Port Authority put together the RFP.  This information also will be considered when a developer is chosen for the project.

Responses to the RFP are due April 20, but those who are interested are urged to submit proposals as quickly as possible.  The Port Authority reserves the right to accelerate the deadline if the highest and best proposal is time sensitive.