The City of St. Louis will hold on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, an Industry Forum for members of the local construction trades interested in working on the site preparation project for the future home of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) West campus north of Downtown.
The NGA has named the City's site at the corner of N. Jefferson and Cass Avenues as its preferred site to build a $1.75 billion, state-of-the-art intelligence center. Once the NGA issues its Record of Decision in early June, the project will officially begin with the City's St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) preparing a clean site to deliver to the NGA in late 2017.
The scope of the City-led project, with an end date in September 2017, will be to clear the site for the NGA to begin the physical construction of the new intelligence campus. Site preparation contracts will include:
- Other related site clearing activities
This Industry Forum is designed to give the construction industry a chance to meet the project management team as well as to receive information on bonding, business loans, M/WBE certification, permitting, and partnership opportunities with the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE).
Construction Industry, City Contract Compliance Department, Trinal, SLATE, Business Diversity &Community Programs, Contractor Loan Fund, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership Loan Department, Inner City Bonding, Minority Business Council, MOKAN, Small Business Development Centers, and the City Building Division
Gateway Classic Foundation
Tuesday, June 7, 2016*
(opening remarks begin at )
*The meeting date is contingent on the NGA Record of Decision on
June 3, 2016.
About the NGA Project
As cited in the Final Environmental Impact Statement, NGA Director Robert Cardillo outlined reasons for choosing St. Louis as NGA's preferred location, including: environmental, cost and policy advantages;partnerships with universities and innovative, technology-based companies;the ability to recruit new talent based on the environment the City offers;and proximity to its data facilities and current and future workforce.
The NGA is expected to begin building a $1.75 billion facility in 2017 to move its 3,100 employees. As outlined in the final edition briefing book, the City of St. Louis location is a well-connected urban site at the intersection of N. Jefferson and Cass Avenues offered to the NGA at no cost. The Next NGA West video highlights how St. Louis will continue to help the NGA meet its mission, just as it has done for the past 72 years.
The City's project garnered prominent letters
of support, including those from U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill, Roy Blunt,
and Kit Bond (retired), Gov. Jay Nixon, St. Louis County Executive Steve
Stenger, and the NAACP and
St. Louis Development Corporation
Office of the Mayor