FarmWorks is a unique LEED-certified urban agriculture project to be developed by LoftWorks, LLC at the site of the historic St. Louis Stamping Company. FarmWorks consists of four interconnected components:
• an urban farm with indoor and outdoor growing space featuring innovative and sustainable growing processes
• a green business incubator facility with a focus on processing and distributing locally-grown foods
• an educational facility offering classes and tours for area schools and for the public
St. Louis Stamping Complex: Historic Past, Groundbreaking Future
The property of the former St. Louis Stamping Company at 1st and Cass Streets along the river just north of downtown St. Louis is a 120,000 square foot complex of six historic buildings. This property, home to buildings built as early as 1871 and some vacant for over 60 years, is about to undergo a complete transformation—turning an eyesore into a destination, creating hundreds of jobs, boosting the local economy, reducing crime and homelessness, improving the health and awareness of St. Louis citizens, and revitalizing an underused area of downtown—through the FarmWorks project.
FarmWorks will be unlike any other area in St. Louis, and it will be the first project in the world of its kind, serving as a model for other cities of urban agriculture and innovative systems-based and sustainable transformation.
The FarmWorks development will be LEED-certified and have numerous green features, including:
• rainwater catchment for irrigation
• blackwater and greywater treatment systems
• low flow water devices
• solar PV panels and solar hot water
• high-efficiency HVAC and light fixtures for optimized energy usage
• highly reflective roof
• fleet of bicycles for use by residents and staff
• renewable and low emitting materials