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St. Louis City And Federal Government Finalize Details of NGA Land Transfer

The NGA will bring over $1.75B in economic investment.

The City of St. Louis and federal government officials announced
that they have finalized the transactional details in order to transfer to the federal
government the land in North St. Louis to be used for the Next NGA West headquarters.

“For over seventy years St. Louis has been proud to be the home of NGA West, and with
this land transfer, we are ensuring our relationship will only strengthen into the future,”
Mayor Lyda Krewson said. “But our renewed relationship isn’t just about building a new
facility for the important work NGA does to protect our country, it’s about reinvesting in
our community and establishing St. Louis as the center for geospatial excellence.”

Officials from St. Louis and the federal government finalized the legal details of the land
transfer over the past few weeks. All documents are currently being circulated for the last
of the signatures and recordation.

NGA Site – Before (Photo Courtesy: City of St. Louis)

Upon recordation, the 97-acre site north of downtown St. Louis will be officially
transferred to the United States Air Force. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will
develop the land for NGA and oversee the construction of its new headquarters.

“We are enormously thankful to all of our public and private partners that assisted the
City in our efforts to compete and ultimately be selected as the site for the Next NGA
West headquarters,” said Otis Williams, Executive Director of the St. Louis Development
Corporation. “It has been a total team effort to secure the funding required to assemble
and prepare the 97 acre site to the specifications required to transfer the property to the
federal government.”

NGA Site – After (Photo Courtesy: City of St. Louis)

“The land transfer is truly a historic day,” said NGA Director Robert Cardillo. “Building
upon our history in St. Louis, the new campus in North City will enable NGA to deliver
our mission through the end of the century and beyond. We look forward to continue
teaming with the talent and innovation of the St. Louis region. We are proud of all the
work done to get to this point – and even more excited about what lies ahead.”

“Establishing St. Louis as a national center for geospatial intelligence will lead to future
growth and opportunities for the citizens of St. Louis and the state,” Governor Mike
Parson said. “This announcement is an important step in that process, and we look
forward to working with our partners at the federal NGA and the City of St. Louis to
continue this momentum.”