Olive Blvd and Midland Blvd RFP

Building and Site

University City Seeks Developer for an Opportunity to Develop a 1.65-acre City-owned Property on Northwest Corner of Olive Boulevard and Midland Boulevard



The City of University City is seeking an innovative public/private partnership to design and implement a development on a 1.65-acre site located on the northeast corner of Olive Boulevard (State Highway 340), a major commercial corridor, and Midland Boulevard, a St. Louis County arterial.  


The project site is vacant other than the building located at 7315 Olive Boulevard. The building was most recently an insurance company. While not on the national historic register, it is of historic significance to residents. The building was built in 1931 by St. Louis architect Harris Armstrong. It was formally known as the “Gable Tea Room,” a neighborhood tea room and speakeasy. Given that the building is not on an historic register, renovation of the building in the proposal is not mandatory. However, favorable consideration will be given to interested parties that plan to renovate the building. Additional development (small-scale) is encouraged and welcomed for the rest of the property.


The property is .5 miles to the east of the proposed new brewery, Senn Bierwerks, to be located at Olive Boulevard and North and South Road.

Download the Request for Proposal. Responses Due July 25, 2016.