St. Louis County now has control of the vacant Jamestown Mall Property in Florissant, the county announced on Tuesday.
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said that the St. Louis County Port Authority has contracts to purchase the final two parcels of the desolate Jamestown Mall.
The north St. Louis County mall has been closed since July 1, 2014.
“Since I took office the revitalization of Jamestown Mall has been a top priority of my administration,” Stenger said in a written statement. “We’ve worked hard to get to this point. It began in 2015 when I met with the Jamestown owners in New York City to begin this process and I’m pleased that we can now, once again, make this property an important contributor to North county’s economy.”
According to a press release, the final sales will close in late December, but St. Louis County officials are actively taking steps to move closer to redevelopment.
Currently, hazardous waste and other materials are being cleared from the site in preparation for demolition.
The county plans to host an open house in the coming weeks to share information with the public to discuss redevelopment plans and listen to public input. Details of the open house will be announced in the near future.
If county residents are interested in sharing their thoughts, and ideas along with the history of the mall, officials recommend residents visit the Jamestown Mall redevelopment website.