Lux Living LLC
City of St. Louis, Missouri
Former agent for Lux Living
Chris Stritzel worked on a plan for a 4-story, 54-unit apartment building at Waterman and Clara (5612 Waterman) in the DeBaliviere Place neighborhood of St. Louis. This proposal was the 4th proposal in recent history for this parcel. Mr. Stritzel believed the latest proposal would've added to the neighborhood and city through increased density and increased property values. Additionally, the intention was not seek tax incentives, contributing money to the City's tax rolls for services such as the schools, public safety, and roads.
The schematic design architect was Duncan Architecture of South St. Louis City.
Learn more about the project below.
Lux Living took full control of this project in July 2022.
The Marigold was designed with the DeBaliviere Place neighborhood in mind.
From the color of the brick to the height and to the planned landscaping, the Marigold pulls from examples in the neighborhood to create a modern take on classic apartment building design.
The Marigold would've consisted of 54 apartment units with all units consisting of either a studio or one-bedroom configuration. The formal breakdown of the units was set at 31 studios and 23 one-bedroom units. The average unit size was set at 523sf for studios and 604sf for one-bedroom units. All Waterman facing one-bedroom units would've had access to a balcony while studios on the backside of the building included Juliet balconies. Only 3 units, all studios, would've not had access to an outdoor space and those units were planned to face Waterman. The first floor was to consist of 12 apartments while the upper floors would've consisted of 14 apartments each. Rents at the Marigold were planned to be market-rate.
The main level of the building includes a mailroom accessed as soon as you walk through the front door.
Plans for the Marigold include a 55-space underground parking garage accessed from Waterman with 10 bike parking spaces available. Due to no alley on site, the garage is to be accessed from a new curb cut. This parking garage also includes the trash room.
As for in-building amenities, like a fitness center or resident lounge, the Marigold won't feature any due to the site's limited size as a result of setback and height regulations.
The Marigold represented a unique planning exercise for a project of this type in the City's Central Corridor. Unfortunately, Chris Stritzel dropped the project in July 2022 and Lux Living took full control of the project. The legacy lives on as this project is likely to be built by Lux Living and proves what's allowed on a small corner lot in this neighborhood by zoning and historic district regulations.