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Old Post Office Project Proceeds

Old Post Office (KWMU file photo)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – City and business leaders will gather this morning (Monday) at the Old Post Office in downtown St. Louis to note the next step in that building's redevelopment.

The ownership of the building is being transfered from the federal government to the state of Missouri.

One of the two developers that will rehab the Old Post Office told the St. Louis Business Journal last week that move will allow construction to start in the next 10 days. The newspaper is also one of a number of businesses that has signed on to occupy a part of the building.

The transfer of ownership also means the nearby Century Building could soon come down. The plans for the Old Post Office include bringing down the Century Building to build a parking garage.

Some people who live near the area have sued to stop the Century from coming down, citing the historic architecture of the Century that would be lost.

Webster University and The Missouri Court of Appeals are two other entities that have signed on to lease space in the building; the St. Louis Public Library also has plans to put a branch there.


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