Next NGA West In Your Community Newsletter
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- July, 2018
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.
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
- Iron Workers
- Elevator Constructors
- Cement Masons
- Operating Engineers
- Sheet Metal Workers
- Sprinkler Fitters
- Tile-Marble Setters
Estimated Project Timeline
Site Preparation by City of St. Louis
Property Transfer to Federal Government
Design Build Contract Award