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.”