The $98.3 million Park Pacific project is the redevelopment of the former Missouri Pacific/Union Pacific headquarters building in St. Louis into a mixed-use development featuring 230 market-rate residential units, 31,000 square feet of retail space, and 88,000 square feet of office space, along with a new seven-story parking facility. The building’s location in the city’s Downtown West neighborhood on the edge of the Central Business District makes it a prime redevelopment site.
The HIT provided financing through a $63.1 million FHA-insured construction and permanent mortgage loan securitized with a Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed security in January 2010. The HIT financing package was made more economical for the developer by including a split interest rate, with different interest rates for the construction period and the permanent financing.
Park Pacific is an integral part of the largest downtown revitalization drive in St. Louis in 30 years. The rehabilitation of this historic landmark is helping preserve an important part of St. Louis’s past while providing 230 new units to help meet the demand for in-town housing. The HIT’s investments in Park Pacific and another downtown development project, The Laurel, are part of over $500 million of construction on six major reconstruction projects in St. Louis.
Work on the Park Pacific project generated an estimated 753 family supporting construction jobs for local union members.*
*Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT project data. The data is current as of March 31, 2020. Economic impact data is in 2019 dollars and all other figures are nominal.
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