RFX #11853
Professional and Other Services Real Estate and Facilities Management 

THE VIRGINIA SHOW BUILDING

Due Date: Ongoing

The Community Development Administration and Land Reutilization Authority of the City of St. Louis ("City") are seeking redevelopment proposals for property owned by the Land Reutilization Authority and located at 5101-27 Virginia Avenue (the "Site"), also known as the Virginia Show Building. The City will sell the Site "as-is". The City's redevelopment goals for the Site include renovation of the existing structure to accommodate a viable commercial use while preserving the character-defining features of the building and the option for future use as a theater. The City will give special consideration to proposals that involve a theater or entertainment reuse. Alternative uses that fit within the retail/commercial make up of the district will be considered. Any proposals with a non-theater use must address how they will preserve the option for reuse as a theater in the future. Residential uses will not be considered at this Site. The Site appraised for $79,000 in September 2010; City policy is to sell redevelopment property at fair market value. Offer price will be one of multiple criteria considered when evaluating proposals. Proposals must be submitted to St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) in care of Dawn Doty at 1520 Market, Suite 2000, St. Louis, MO 63103. Site Facts • The Site consists of two parcels, 5101-23 Virginia Avenue and 5127 Virginia Avenue, totaling approximately 10,454 square feet. • The Virginia Show building sits on the 5101 Virginia parcel, comprises approximately 5,896 square feet and was most recently used as a church. The Reel House parcel at 5127 Virginia is approximately 1,870 square feet and was most recently used as a residence. • Both buildings are vacant. • There is inter-connecting basement access between the theater and the reel house. • The parcel ID numbers are 2805-00-00104 and 2805-00-00105 • The Site is zoned F, Neighborhood Commercial • The parcel ID numbers are 2805-00-00104 and 2805-00-00105 • The Site is zoned F, Neighborhood Commercial • Designed in 1910 by Klipstein & Rathmann for Anheuser Busch, the theater was operated for a time by the Wehrenberg chain, who closed it in 1956. • The Virginia Show building has been designated as a contributing resource to the St. Cecilia National Register Historic District which was established on January 8, 2009. Both the interior and exterior of the structure are protected by the designation. • The Site is located in the Dutchtown neighborhood of southeast St. Louis City. • There are a several parcels of City owned vacant ground on Walsh Avenue that may be available for development of a parking lot to support this project.

Original RFX Post: Go to Post

Original RFX Documents: Go to Document

Phone Number: 314-622-4145

City of St. Louis