I am proud to announce that Clayco has reached a significant milestone on our Delmar Divine project in my hometown of St. Louis. We have been converting the Old 1904 St. Luke’s Hospital Campus into a mixed-use building with 150 apartments, 30 nonprofit tenants, and retail businesses. Our inspection by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was completed last week and the owner started moving in their first phase of residents over the weekend!

 This project is the epicenter for innovating an entire community that has long been neglected. Even with several obstacles, Clayco managed the project for 563 days without a recordable injury on the commercial project and 215 days on the residential project — that is pretty amazing! Our top priority as a company is to make sure that our team is operating safely, which is why every day is safety day at Clayco and our year-round commitment to the Safe + Sound Campaign is an important recognition of our values and testament to that. We continuously work to have a safety and health program in place with management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards. 

I would like to thank all of the wonderful partners like LJC and the teams that have made this innovative project possible, especially those on the job site.

The “IN” in Delmar DivINe stands for INvestment, INnovation, and INclusion — three of the most important things the project brings to the neighborhood. I stand by these values and look forward to all of the positive changes to come to the community! 

Learn more about the building’s history here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esqPDGcxMWM