The St. Louis County Port Authority (the “Port”) is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide a complete, market analysis and feasibility study of all potential redevelopment opportunities for the former Jamestown Mall site. The approximately 140-acre property is located at 175 Jamestown Mall in north St. Louis County, Missouri 63034 (the “Property”). The Property is located at the intersection of N. Lindbergh Blvd (US Highway 67) and Old Jamestown Rd, one mile west of Missouri Route 367. The analysis is intended to assist the Port in identifying opportunities for the adaptive reuse of the Property that are commercially feasible, given the existing market conditions, and aligns with needs/desires of the surrounding community.
The Port is a political subdivision of St. Louis County established under Chapter 68 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri and Chapter 816 of St. Louis County Revised Ordinances and is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners. Its primary focus is on promoting economic development.
Jamestown Mall was originally developed in 1972 as an enclosed shopping center, with four multi-story anchor stores – Dillard’s, Macy’s, Sears and JC Penney – surrounding a single-story atrium with a number of in-line stores, a food court and a movie theatre. The Mall was permanently closed in 2014 and is currently owned by the Port. A single, approximately 2-acre contiguous parcel is under separate ownership and has been operated as an event space for a funeral home operator. The Property has undergone some limited environmental remediation and extensive salvage of interior and exterior metal components.
The Property has been the subject of prior planning and redevelopment efforts. Previous planning studies for re-positioning the Property include the following:
• Urban Land Institute Advisory Panel Report, September 2009;
• Jamestown Mall Area Plan (May 2011), prepared by Dover, Kohl & Partners; and
• Jamestown Mall Community Engagement Summary Report (January 2018), prepared by Vector Communications.
The Property also has been the subject of two redevelopment RFPs issued by the Port in 2018 and in 2020. No action was taken following the 2018 RFP and a proposal to purchase and redevelop the Property for a light industrial/logistics use with limited retail was withdrawn due to a lack of community support.
In anticipation of future redevelopment, the Port currently plans to solicit bids to conduct environmental remediation, demolition all structures and improvements and subsequent site grading.
Read the full RFP here.
September 13, 2021 by 3:00 pm
St. Louis County Port Authority
John Maupin, Chair
c/o Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard, P.C.
120 S. Central Ave., Suite 1600
Clayton, MO 63105
Attn: Andrew C. Ruben, Esq.