Basically this is Restoration St. Louis's casino proposal, minus the casino.
This is the same firm that developed Hotel Blackhawk and several other downtown buildings. We spoke to Amy Gill on the phone tonight and she tells us the ball is rolling and it could be going to city council in the next couple of weeks. Last year, the Gills submitted their downtown casino proposal wanting to use that same space. They're playing off the casino concept here with the Putnam building being a 70-room, all-suite hotel and rooftop night club. There would likely be a restaurant too. The Parker building would be grocery on the first floor and office space above.
This plan has been floating around ever since they lost the casino "competition," but its good to see it moving forward.