Major Community Development Projects
Keep up with all the major construction projects going on in Hazelwood.
Big Sports Properties (BSP) plans to redevelop the St. Louis Outlet Mall into a large youth sports resort. They have started renovating space inside and hosting volleyball, softball, and baseball tryouts and practices.
The developer and owner, Somera Road, is redeveloping the shopping center through a Community Improvement District (CID). They have started repaving the parking lots and installed new LED lighting. The façade improvements are expected to start in the spring.
Beginning in April 2020, MoDOT will begin work on the 1-270 Corridor project that spans Interstate 270 from James S. McDonnell Boulevard to Bellefontaine Road. The project will include reconstruction of several major interchanges (North Lindbergh, Hanley/Graham, Washington Elizabeth, West Florissant, etc.), adding an additional driving lane on 270 in both directions, signal updates and replacements, new bridges, and more. For more information on the project, including project schedule and detour routes, visit the I-270 North project website.
The City has received federal funding for the reconstruction of Phantom Drive between Missouri Bottom Road and James S. McDonnell Boulevard. The reconstruction project will reduce the number of lanes from 4 narrow lanes to 2 wide lanes, and will also install left turn bays at intersections and a 6’ sidewalk along one side of the road. Construction is set to begin in 2022 with engineering and design starting later this year. Questions about the project can be directed to Nikki Miller, Project Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The resurfacing of James S. McDonnell Boulevard will begin in late March 2020, with a completion date of June 30, 2020. This is a St. Louis County run project. The project will begin with concrete work (curb ramps, joint repair, curb repair) and will be followed by mill and overlay work.
Queen Ann Park is getting a face lift this summer thanks to a Municipal Park Grant. The improvements will include a new pavilion and concrete pad, a custom rope/cable play feature, 50’ of zip lines, a new playground and upgraded swings. The old equipment will be torn out at the end of April and improvements are anticipated to be done by the end of July.