ST. LOUIS - (December 13, 2016)

Phase 1 of new-construction rental development brings 281 apartments to Richmond Heights

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a full-service national real estate firm, announces that leasing and first move-ins have begun for the first phase of EVO, a four-phase new-construction rental development that will ultimately bring more than 800 luxury apartment units to suburban St. Louis. 

Located 9015 Eager Road in the popular suburb of Richmond Heights, Mo., EVO includes four planned rental buildings that are scheduled to be completed by 2020. EVO’s first phase features a four-story apartment complex with 281 units, including studio, one- and two-bedroom residences, with rents starting at $1,100. First move-ins began earlier this fall.  

It’s been just over a year since we broke ground for the first phase of EVO, so it’s extremely fulfilling to reach this milestone and see how well-received the development is among St. Louis-area renters,” said Michael Lojas, leasing and marketing director for Chicago-based Draper and Kramer. “Richmond Heights is a terrific location, with easy access to downtown St. Louis via Interstate 64 and the Metro system, plus there’s a vibrant local scene with plenty of nearby choices for shopping, dining and recreation. Now, renters have a new apartment option in this sought-after area, with premium amenities and great unit features that will perfectly complement the lifestyle they want to enjoy.”  

According to Lojas, there are limited options in the immediate area for new-construction apartments, making the modern floor plans and finishes at EVO especially attractive to renters. Floor plans, which measure 572 to 1,210 square feet, feature open layouts with island kitchens or breakfast bars, plentiful storage space including walk-in closets, in-unit laundry and private balconies. Finishes include laminate wood flooring, granite countertops and dark espresso cabinetry. Select premium units also include a fireplace and private walk-out porch or patio.  

Additionally, residents have access to a full suite of amenities at EVO, including a heated outdoor saltwater pool that will be open year-round. The pool deck also features private cabanas and outdoor kitchen prep areas with gas grills.  

A saltwater pool is great from an operational standpoint because it requires less maintenance, plus residents love that it uses fewer chemicals and is gentler on their skin,” said Lojas. The pool will also be available to residents 24 hours a day, which is different from most rentals in the area.” 

Other amenities include a dog/pet spa with two pet-washing stations; an 1,100-square-foot 24-hour fitness room; a yoga/spin studio where instructors will be brought in regularlycatering kitchen; business center; and a package delivery/retrieval locker system wherein residents receive a notification and access code via text or email when they have a package waiting for them. An indoor rooftop sky deck, which will feature lounge areas and a bar surrounded by windows that showcase views of the St. Louis Arch, will be completed in early 2017.  

Draper and Kramer has an extensive history as one of the top property managers and multifamily developers in the Midwest, and we drew on our firm’s wealth of knowledge and experience as we designed the amenities at EVO,” said Julie Johnson, senior vice president of management services for Draper and Kramer. “Each amenity was carefully selected to enhance the day-to-day lives of residents when it comes to the things that are most important to them – from their pets and personal fitness to how they work and play.” 

With construction on the first phase of EVO expected to be complete in early 2017, Draper and Kramer is now looking ahead to the development’s second phase, which has already broken ground and will include 46 townhome-style residences.  

“With a project of this scope, we have the opportunity to create a variety of rental options to appeal to the range of renters who are attracted this area,” said Lojas. “We’re excited to build on the momentum already underway at EVO as we move this project forward.” 

EVO is less than 10 miles from downtown St. Louis and also neighbors the popular suburb of Clayton. The surrounding neighborhood features multiple bike trails and outdoor spaces; nearby grocery options including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s; shopping at the Galleria Mall and the Promenade at Brentwood; and a variety of restaurants such as Bonefish Grill, PF Changs, Weber Grill and Mai Lee. 

For leasing information, visit or call 314–627-1070.


About Draper and Kramer, Incorporated

Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated is family-owned and one of the largest privately held full-service real estate firms in the U.S. Draper and Kramer is headquartered in Chicago with a national reach and broad offering of services. The company’s expertise spans residential and commercial property management and leasing; debt and equity financing for commercial properties; residential and commercial acquisition and development; and residential mortgage services through Draper and Kramer Mortgage CorpDraper and Kramer provides a single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of investors in real estate across the U.S including corporations; private and institutional owners and users of real estate; government agencies; condominium associations; and foundations. For more information, visit 

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For more information, contact Sarah Lyons,, (312) 267-4520. 


Leasing and first move-ins are underway for the first phase of EVO, a four-phase new-construction rental development that will ultimately bring more than 800 luxury apartment units to suburban St. Louis.

An exterior rendering of the first phase of EVO, a four-phase new-construction rental development.

Leasing and first move-ins are underway for the first phase of EVO, a four-phase new-construction rental development that will ultimately bring more than 800 luxury apartment units to suburban St. Louis.

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