More retail has arrived at the $90 million multi-family, mixed-use development, the Expo, adjacent to the existing Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station in the historic Skinker-DeBaliviere Neighborhood in the City of St. Louis in the form of a 2300 square foot Starbucks. This new addition offers amenities for residents and riders steps from transit.
With multiple modes of transportation coming together at this intersection — vehicles, light rail, buses, pedestrians, cyclists, and greenway users, this development is re-establishing the intersection as a gateway to the neighborhood. The developer, JEff Tegethoff, said there was no better spot to create the development given the MetroLink ridership and activity at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station with two to three stops in either direction connecting directly to Forest Park, as well as to world-class educational and medical institutions, the Cortex Innovation Hub and significant job opportunities.
Designed to enhance connectivity to the St. Louis region’s Metro Transit system and the St. Vincent Greenway, Expo at Forest Park includes two multi-family buildings with 287 apartments, parking, amenities and 30,000 square feet of retail space, all accessed through a front door that is also the front door to the public transit system. There is a grocery store in the north building on the ground level, which also includes space for a taproom serving local beers. Residents began moving into the north building in August 2022.
Trivers Principal Joel Fuoss, AIA, LEED AP, was the key partner for architecture, planning, urban design and interiors for the development of the Expo at Forest Park and the firm played an important role in making sure it was seamlessly integrated into the existing neighborhood.
Trivers collaborated with associate architect HOK on the project, and Brinkmann Constructors is the general contractor for the Expo at Forest Park.