Next NGA West In Your Community Newsletter

Hello Neighbors! This is the first Next NGA West In Your Community newsletter, which contains 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 in north St. Louis. The project will feature an approximately 712,000 square foot office building, parking garages, visitor center, inspection facility, and access control points.

What is the NGA?

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the nation's primary source of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). As a DOD combat support agency and a member of the IC, NGA provides GEOINT, in support of U.S. national security and defense, as well as disaster relief. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information that describes, assesses and visually depicts physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth.

Job Opportunities

Individuals interested in working on the Next NGA West project need to prepare now by acquiring the necessary skills construction companies will be looking for to help build the Next NGA West. Once a design-build team is selected, individuals should apply directly to the construction company for open positions and employment consideration. The selected design-build team will be announced in 2019.

Additional information can be found on the Employment Opportunities page, or visit the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment.

Construction Progress

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Holdings Corporation (LCRAH) is managing site preparation of the 97-acre on behalf of the City of St. Louis site for delivery to the federal government in the summer of 2018. The demolition of buildings is complete. Site grading and the removal of streets and utilities are near completion. Once the land is transferred, construction will begin in the spring of 2019, with an expected completion date in 2024.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is responsible for constructing the facility after land transfer.

In September 2017, the USACE selected three design-build teams to compete for the design and construction contract of the Next NGA West. This evaluation of team quali cations completed the rst phase of the selection process for contract award.

The print edition of this newsletter is also available. Click here to download.

Job Training Fair

Please join us for an open house to understand the steps to construction employment and apprenticeships in preparation for the Next NGA West Project on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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Workforce Wednesday

SLATE Workforce Wednesday

Every Wednesday come learn about job opportunities at SLATE American Job Center

1520 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Text 'STLWORKS' to 77948, to receive job alerts on your phone!

About Project Connect

Project Connect

Project Connect is an action plan by the City of St. Louis and its residents that will connect current initiatives being proposed by both the public and private sector. It will ensure coordination and collaboration between neighborhood revitalization, transportation, and other redevelopment efforts and the city’s investments to support NGA. Visit Project Connect for more information about its role with Next NGA West.