More than $2 billion in investment going into downtown St. Louis next year

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Any way you look at it, this has been a big week for downtown St. Louis. In addition to the proposals for a soccer stadium, and Busch stadium; the city is seeing massive growth along the central corridor.

The keys to a vibrant downtown are growing businesses, increasing the number of people who live there, and thriving activities. St. Louis got good news on all three fronts this week. The city is buzzing with news of phase 2 of Ballpark Village and a potential soccer stadium. That alone is over $400-million dollars worth of building projects.

If you drive downtown it seems construction and redevelopment is happening on every corner. Matter how you crunch the numbers downtown St. Louis is doing very, very well.

"In just the past year, we have over $2-billion in investment and building taking place all over the city of St. Louis. We're on track to increase that this year. In other words, we're looking at next year being above $2 billion." said Mayor Slay.

City leaders point out that many of the things that are happening now have been discussed over the past decade. We are starting to see what can happen with a cohesive vision.