1) The northeast corner of Broadway and Washington. There are actually two large lots at this site, split by Lucas Street, which, despite its name, is actually more of an alley. I like this location for several reasons:
- High visibility, prominent Washington Avenue address
- Close proximity to the convention center and numerous hotels
- Ample parking available in the Missouri Athletic Club, Drury Hotel and Hampton Inn garages as well as sufficient room on which to construct a new garage (on the northern end of the site, with the building fronting Broadway)
- Great accessibility - easy to access from 70, the Eads Bridge, 40 via Broadway and 44/55 via Memorial Drive.
2) The vacant lot on Broadway at Spruce, immediately east of Busch Stadium. Ballpark Village benefits without actually being in Ballpark Village. This site offers unbeatable visibility thanks to baseball traffic and proximity to Highway 40, and if Ballpark Village ever gets built, this site will become even more attractive. A building on this site would be served by the two stadium garages and various parking lots south of Highway 40, as well as any parking that may be added to Ballpark Village. It's still somewhat isolated and distant from the heart of downtown though, with few dining options (at least until Ballpark Village is built). Also offers the same easy highway access as the Broadway/Washington lot.
Other attractive sites include: the northwest corner of Tucker and Olive (underutilized site occupied by a U.S. Bank branch), 11th and Locust (a huge sea of parking lots), 9th and Clark (odd greenspace adjacent to the Eagleton Courthouse).
The market conditions are right - it's imperative that new space be developed in order to attract new firms to downtown and retain existing ones.