The printing equipment may be gone, but the industrial daylight factory design remains and is being repurposed for the future.
The former Woodward & Tiernan Printing Company building will open as Woodward Lofts in December 2018. The 164-loft-style apartments will enhance the unique building’s features from terrazzo floors to oversized window openings in every unit.
“Redevelopment plans ensure that natural light remains in the entire building as some units possess windows that are 20 feet tall and 18 feet wide,” said Amanda Walker, senior leasing manager. “With this beautiful natural light, each loft will utilize the best of both worlds: 21st-century design concepts combined with all of the tried-and-true features of classic warehouse design.”
In the 1920s, St. Louis was the fifth largest commercial printing center in the nation. Woodward & Tiernan was the largest among those centers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015, the building was purchased by Pier Property Group in 2017and is being redeveloped and will be managed by StoneCreek Communities.
“Woodward Lofts is among the most exciting new apartment communities in St. Louis,” said Dan Mauch, president of StoneCreek Communities. “It is a special opportunity to bring a historical landmark back to life in a way that will offer residents a truly unique living experience unlike anything else in St. Louis. We are excited to be a part of this project and expect it to lease very quickly.”
Once complete, amenities will include a rooftop terrace with pool and indoor lounge, fitness center with yoga/stretching studio, business center and a dog park with a pet-washing station. Parking will include indoor heated and cooled spaces in the building’s first floor, along with electric car charging bays. The amenities at Woodward will be second to none and the living experience will be truly extraordinary.
Woodward Lofts will also keep several of the building’s original traits. An oak wood staircase sits inside of the ornate arched opening in the center of the brick Tower Grove façade, which will greet residents as they enter. Original terrazzo floors will remain throughout the building and some units will show original wood office partitions in walls.
Prospective residents will find one- two- and three-bedroom lofts, with several two-story floor plans that have direct access to semiprivate outdoor courtyard spaces. Residents can expect rent to range from $1,300 to $2,700.
Woodward Lofts features a convenient location with easy access to Highways 40 and 44. Residents can take advantage of the popular night life in the Grove, award-winning restaurants in Botanical Heights and feed off of the energetic culture of Midtown, Tower Grove and the Central West End. There will also be various bike trails allowing active tenant’s access to Forest park and other St. Louis attractions.
Woodward Lofts is currently pre-leasing and welcomes tours by appointment only. Residents can anticipate first occupying the building in late December.