ARCADE APARTMENTS INCREASES SUSTAINABILITY IN DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS

July 14, 2015 admin

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ST. LOUIS –  Arcade Apartments, in the central corridor of downtown St. Louis, has incorporated several sustainable elements into the $118 million renovation project currently underway. Dominium, the project developer, specifically selected certain design concepts and materials to bolster the overall sustainability of the building construction and maintenance.

Some of those elements include efficient irrigation systems, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, Energy Star compliant appliances, and energy efficient lighting throughout. Construction materials chosen for their low environmental impact include low VOC paints, primers, sealants, adhesives. The construction also followed a construction waste management plan that aimed to reduce waste from construction by 25%.

“Arcade Apartments incorporates sustainable materials and methods that benefit the community and environment,” said Jeff Huggett, vice president and project partner with Dominium. “However, our commitment to sustainability extends beyond the four walls of the building. The location of this project in downtown St. Louis, with its proximity to numerous transit options and other walkable attractions, helps to further build out a community committed to cohesive and environmentally sound practices. We are proud to be a new neighbor in this community.”

According to the website Walk Score, Arcade Apartments is considered a “walker’s paradise”, achieving a 96 out of 100 walkability score. The historic renovation is located within a half-mile of several public transit options and includes multiple walkable connections to community amenities such as restaurants, markets, parks and other public spaces.

Arcade Apartments is on schedule to open in December 2015. The renovation of the historic Arcade Building is the largest apartment renovation to be undertaken in St. Louis in decades. Designed to meet the needs of artists and those with an appreciation for the arts, residents will have access to more than 11,000 square feet of shared artist studio spaces and a 19th floor rooftop terrace and clubroom. Arcade Apartments will include 80 luxury apartments and 202 artist apartments as well as facilities for Webster University. For more information visit arcade-apts.com.

Media Tours

Arcade Apartments is a closed construction site. Media tours, however, are available upon request. Please contact Mack Bradley at mack@standpointpa.com.

About Arcade

The Arcade is one of St. Louis’ best examples of a Gothic Revival skyscraper and is named for the spectacular two-story interior shopping arcade that was inspired by the galleries of Milan and Naples. It was designated a City Landmark in 1980 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Roaring back to life in 2015, Arcade Apartments represents the finest in building restoration for fashionable urban living.

About Dominium

Founded in 1972, Dominium is a Minneapolis-based owner, developer and manager of apartment communities nationwide. With more than 21,000 owned and/or managed units at 180-plus sites across the country, Dominium is known for creative solutions to unique and challenging development projects, and management expertise. For more information visit www.dominiumapartments.com