Wentzville, MO: Rosemann & Associates celebrates the opening of its newest design, Grand Central at the Junction, an attractive market-rate luxury apartment development at 6101 Grand Central Avenue in Wentzville, located near the I-70 and I-64 exchange in St. Charles County, Missouri.
The Junction’s perfect combination of historically appropriate exterior architectural design elements, contemporary & innovative interior finishes, and limitless amenities support the need for additional housing in the City of Wentzville with 180 total units, 5 (3-story) modern resident buildings, carefully crafted 1 and 2-bedroom floorplans, as well as a sizable 1 story, 2,600 square-foot community building. This appealing development is a critical component of the overall success of The Junction's master plan, which includes the surrounding commercial properties and other future developments on remaining neighboring lots still available.
The design team successfully navigated challenges related to existing underlying zoning, as well as multiple restrictive overlays that greatly affected the final site planning and exterior building aesthetics. Grading challenges were seamlessly absorbed into the design of the buildings to suitably accommodate the required foundation and slab stepping conditions that the site necessitated. A variety of exterior building materials and architectural design features were incorporated to respond to the historic overlay requirements, while enhancing the aesthetics to promote an improved tenant and user experience.
The spacious 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom unit interior sizes range from 751 square feet up to 1,141 square feet. Design accommodations include fully outfitted kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, subway tile backsplashes, cabinet pantry, generous bathrooms including granite countertops with luxury backlit mirrors, walk-in closets and full sized washer and dryers. Each unit is designed to have a personal balcony or patio space with storage closets. The unit interiors floors are finished with luxury vinyl plank that bring the warm aesthetic of wood plank flooring, with all the added benefits of resiliency needed for the active lifestyle that this pet friendly community encourages. The design of the development fosters walkability throughout the site to the centrally located clubhouse, and to the local attractions and nearby restaurant developments.
“It has been a great privilege assisting the development ownership group, the City of Wentzville, the design team, and the general contractor to bring Grand Central at the Junction along from early conceptual planning to completion over the past several years,” said Rosemann’s St. Louis Studio Director Jarrett Cooper.
Socializing, fun, and community are what makes Grand Central at the Junction a one-of-a-kind opportunity where residents are ready for an active lifestyle and luxury conveniences including a salt-water swimming pool and deck, outdoor grilling/ fire pit station, latest electronic 24/7 package receiving system, rejuvenating fitness center with free weights, cardio and strength training equipment, open-concept clubhouse offering complimentary coffee bar featuring Kaldi’s coffee, the adjacent casual dining Sugarfire Smokehouse restaurant with delicious barbecue and outdoor sand volleyball courts, and St. Louis Blues legend’s Brett Hull’s Junction House multi-level restaurant with air-rooftop deck.
Project Manager Ryan Montana stated, “The Junction serves as a great example of what a collaborative effort can do to create attractive market-rate housing in the community.”
Rosemann has been fortunate to partner on this exciting project with the original developer The Junction Luxury Living, LLC; general contractor, Raineri Construction; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, G&W Engineering; civil engineering, Premier Design Group; interior designer, Pamela Calvert Interiors, Property Manager, 2B Residential. In May 2021, Minneapolis multifamily real estate investor and property management firm Timberland Partners acquired the Grand Central complex growing their footprint in the St. Louis region.