Next NGA West In Your Community Newsletter

Hello Neighbors! This is Issue #2 of the Next NGA West In Your Community newsletter, with up-to-date information on this project and its impact on your community.

What is Next NGA West?

Next NGA West is the largest federal investment project in the history of St. Louis. It is a mega project jointly managed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Air Force. The 97-acre site is located at the intersection of Jefferson and Cass avenues. The project will feature an approximately 712,000 square foot office building, parking garages, visitor center, inspection facility, and access control points. It is projected to be a 5-year construction effort with as many as 1,300 construction workers on site during peak activity periods.

Project Update

The Next NGA West project property is currently owned by the City of St. Louis. The city is managing site preparation activities and is on schedule. Once site preparation is complete and accepted, ownership will transfer to the federal government in the fall of 2018 and the design-build contract will be awarded in spring of 2019. Construction is anticipated to start in late 2019.

Visit St. Louis Development Corporation's website to view project updates, photos and videos. If you have any comments or feedback prior to the ownership transfer, please click on the "Leave your comments" button or call 314-622-4800.

April's Job Training Opportunities Fair

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) held a job training opportunities fair in April. More than 200 training applicants and twelve training programs attended the successful event. USACE is holding another fair in the fall. Information about that fair will be posted on the Next NGA West website, social media accounts, and in future newsletters.

Construction will begin soon. Will you be ready?

Individuals interested in working in construction need to prepare now by acquiring the necessary skills construction companies will be looking for to help build the Next NGA West – and other construction projects throughout the region.

Learn more about available job training opportunities in the Individual Construction Trades Employment section.

Next NGA West Construction Labor Force Projections

  • Carpenters
  • Laborers
  • Electricians
  • Iron Workers
  • Elevator Constructors
  • Cement Masons
  • Bricklayers
  • Operating Engineers
  • Teamsters
  • Roofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Sprinkler Fitters
  • Plumbers
  • Pipefitters
  • Insulators
  • Plasterers
  • Glaziers
  • Tile-Marble Setters
Next NGA West Construction Labor Force Projections

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Estimated Project Timeline


Site Preparation by City of St. Louis

FALL 2018

Property Transfer to Federal Government


Design Build Contract Award

LATE 2019

Construction Starts

Stats at a Glance

60 month construction period after groundbreaking
712,000 square feet projected size of NGA building
Approximately 3150 employees
100 year expected lifespan of the new building