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The Next NGA West site was officially transferred from the City of St. Louis to the federal government Dec. 13.  This event marks a major milestone in a large-scale effort to prepare the land for the N2W construction effort expected to begin in late 2019.

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Next NGA West Project Reaches Another Milestone: What You Need To Know

The site of the future Next NGA West, or N2W, officially transferred from City of St. Louis to the U.S. Air Force Dec. 13. The site, at the intersection of Jefferson and Cass avenues, will serve as the future home of the National Geospatial-lntelligence Agency with construction slated to begin by late 2019.

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Chouteau Greenway Project Aims to Knit St. Louis Neighborhoods Together

Eight months after picking the lead designer of the Chouteau Greenway, backers of the planned bike and pedestrian trail are closer to deciding how it will connect Forest Park and the St. Louis riverfront.

Developing New Government Talent Pipelines Through New Ways of Thinking

Attracting new talent to the federal workforce is a growing concern, and it’s going to take more than just traditional recruitment methods to get enough new tech talent through the door. It’s no secret among federal agency hiring managers that steep competition for the same talent is a big problem on the recruiting front.

NGA Signs New Partnership with St. Louis University for Geospatial Research

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,signed a new partnership agreement with St. Louis University to collaborate on geospatial research, training, and innovation initiatives.

NGA Partners with SLU on Geospatial Research

Saint Louis University has signed a collaborative research and development agreement with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for geospatial research, training and innovation initiatives.

SLU, NGA Sign Agreement to Partner on Geospatial Research Projects

Saint Louis University has signed a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), establishing a new relationship that will allow SLU to collaborate with the NGA on geospatial research, training, and innovation initiatives.

USACE Predicts Peak of 1,300 Tradespersons On-Site Daily as Agency’s Headquarters is Built

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Agency’s labor force projections for constructing its $1.75 billion St. Louis headquarters call for a peak of as many as 1,300 workers on-site daily during the project’s midway point in 2022.

City Transfers Site to Feds, Next NGA West Moves One Step Closer to Fruition

The official land transfer of the 97-acre site from the City of St. Louis to the federal government has taken place, moving the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s future St. Louis headquarters another step forward.

Editorial: Amid St. Louis' decay, signs of progress deserve recognition

Last week’s finalization of the land transfer between St. Louis and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency caps a multiyear effort to keep the agency, its 3,100 jobs and $1.7 billion construction project in the city’s central core. By any definition, that’s an enormous accomplishment, especially considering the multiple political challenges and legal pitfalls that constantly endangered the project.

Feds, city finalize deal to transfer land for $1.7 billion NGA project

A St. Louis judge ruled Tuesday that the city could condemn 97 acres controlled by its redevelopment arm north of downtown, clearing a potential roadblock to construction of the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency complex.

Judge allows city to condemn land for NGA project north of downtown

A St. Louis judge ruled Tuesday that the city could condemn 97 acres controlled by its redevelopment arm north of downtown, clearing a potential roadblock to construction of the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency complex.

As city awaits NGA, some investors begin eyeing north side

Just a few blocks to the south, earth is moving in preparation for a $1.7 billion investment in a federal intelligence agency expected to house some 3,000-plus workers. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made clear it sees collaboration with the private sector as key to its future, and private firms are expected to set up shop around its periphery.

Mayor Krewson Joined By National Security Officials for Tour of Next NGA West Headquarters Site

Mayor Lyda Krewson and Otis Williams, Executive Director of the St. Louis Development Corporation, led the City’s delegation and provided updates on the site’s preparation to a delegation of national security officials, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Kari Bingen, and NGA Director Robert Cardillo.

Federal, local officials visit NGA construction site

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Kari Bingen were joined Friday afternoon by local officials in a visit to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s west headquarters construction site just north of downtown.

Joint Venture Finalists Prepare NGA West Headquarters Submittals by July 18th

Three construction joint ventures have been invited to submit proposals to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by July 18th as finalists in the competition to build the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's $1.7 billion new St. Louis headquarters.

NGA response statement to debris cleanup at Next NGA West future site

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is proud of our seven decades as a member of the St. Louis community. We work here - we hire here - our children go to school here - we are your neighbors. As we transition from our historic location on 2nd Street, we are partnering closely with the city of St. Louis on the long-term health, safety and prosperity of our future neighborhood and its residents in North City. The agency has followed with concern the reporting related to the dust emanating from the cleanup debris pile near Gateway Elementary. NGA Director Robert Cardillo is confident after speaking with Mayor Lyda Krewson Thursday that every effort is being made to ensure that the site's cleanup is meeting the safety and health requirements necessary to protect the public.

NGA chief 'confident' city will ensure debris storage near school meets public health requirements

The chief of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency spoke to Mayor Lyda Krewson last week about concerns surrounding the storage of demolition debris next to Gateway Elementary and middle school campus.

Monsanto awards $500,000 grant for new geospatial technology center at T-Rex incubator

Through tech-focused subsidiaries like The Climate Corporation, Monsanto has increasingly touted the potential of applying geospatial technology to agriculture — looking to give farmers map-based tools with highly detailed information about their fields.


St. Louis City, Federal Government Celebrate Transfer of Land for Next NGA West Site

Mayor Lyda Krewson, NGA Director Robert Cardillo, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Richard Hartley were joined by Missouri Governor Mike Parson, U.S. Representatives Lacy Clay and Ann Wagner, and additional federal, state, regional, and City officials and community leaders at the morning signing ceremony at the St. Louis Central Library.

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Aerial Site Video

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The St. Louis Development Corporation continues to perform all the necessary site preparation for the future location of Next NGA West. Aerial video taken October 26, 2018.

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Next NGA West Update

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N2W Program Director Sue Pollmann was among the presenters at the recent Tech Showcase West event here in St. Louis. View her presentation now.

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Older publications related to the Next NGA West project are available in the Publications Archive.