Saturday, April 20, 2024

$70 Million Amusement Park Proposed For Union Station St Louis

St. Louis, MO, USA — Geoff Whittington reports for nextSTL on the proposed addition to the Union Station retail and dining complex:

“nextSTL has learned the highly anticipated second phase of redevelopment at Union Station will feature a $70 million amusement park along with varying retail outlets. According to documents obtained by nextSTL, Union Station owner Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) is requesting $18.5 million in TIF money to assist the project.

“LHM believes the amusement park could draw approximately one million visitors annually. The second phase of the $120 million Union Station redevelopment is expected to create 350 new full and part-time jobs.

“The amusement park will cover 26 acres and include a Ferris wheel and other rides, restaurants, and live entertainment. The project is being financed by Enterprise Bank and Trust. Paric Corp. is the general contractor and Lawrence Group is architect.”


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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