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Clayton seeks developer for 3 sites, including former police HQ

From St Louis Business Journal The city of Clayton is seeking requests for proposal for developments at three sites, two in downtown Clayton and one at Hanley Road and Wydown Boulevard.

The city’s request for proposal for 8049 Forsyth Blvd., a 0.86-acre parking lot at the intersection of Forsyth and Brentwood boulevards, in downtown Clayton, closed Monday. The city received four responses for the site, but Gary Carter, Clayton’s economic development director, declined to disclose the companies that submitted responses or to describe their proposed projects.

Clayton’s requests for proposal for 227 S. Central Ave., the Clayton Police Department’s former headquarters, and 602 S. Hanley Road, a parking lot at the intersection of Hanley Road and Wydown Boulevard, are still open. Private developers may submit their project proposals for the 0.35-acre property on Central Avenue until Sept. 30 and for the 0.38-acre site on Hanley Road until Oct. 27.

“We’re just looking for something that betters the community,” he said. Carter said he could envision the Forsyth Boulevard site as an apartment building, office tower or hotel.

“The former police station on Central Avenue also could be apartments or retail that would attract people who use the Metro,” Carter said.

The city currently owns all three sites, but Carter said the city might choose to sell a property to the company developing it, depending on the type of project the firm proposes. The Central Avenue property has an appraised 2015 value of more than $2.7 million, the Forsyth Boulevard site was appraised at more than $3.1 million and the Hanley Road site at about $292,000, according to St. Louis County property records

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