If things keep going well, Benton Park could have a prominent new business in the near future. This project at 2200 Gravois has been under development for over two years, but it appears to finally be coming along. Two former members of the hard rock band Gravity Kills (you remember them don’t you?) among others, have been working on bringing this project to life since early 2006.
Plans for the $9.8 million project call for 16 apartments as well a significant amount of commercial space over 40,000 sq ft. The commercial anchor will be Shock City Music Works, which will focus on musical artist development and have a recording studio. This project, designed by the Lawrence Group, is being partially funded through $4.4 million in federal and state tax credits, brownfield credits and tax increment financing (TIF) from St. Louis.
The pictures above are mock ups of the interior and exterior of what the music studio will look like.