Delmar DivINe

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Delmar DivINe will be a place for conversation, creativity and collaboration that reflects a 21st century approach to maximizing human and financial capital.

The original building of St. Luke’s Hospital on Delmar Boulevard is the second oldest general hospital building in St. Louis. St. Luke’s Hospital held an important place in history as a symbol of the conversion of hospitals from places for the medically indigent into training grounds for healthcare professionals and eventually into places where medicine was practiced, research conducted and advancements made.

Between 1904 and its closing as Connect Care due to bankruptcy in 2013, 10 significant additions, wings, new buildings and even two more floors were added to its flagship structure, resulting in a sprawling complex that covers eight+ acres in concrete, stone and brick. These facilities represent a continuous line of social and public health history in the St. Louis community. The Delmar Divine will continue this important history, symbolically and practically.

The former hospital campus has been reinvented as a hub for social innovation and enterprise. A myriad of nonprofits, foundations and community support organizations, whose collective purpose is to improve outcomes in the nonprofit sector, have begun co-locate and combine resources to promote innovation and exceptional program delivery since the project’s completion.

Its expansive space also allows capacity for a parallel economic development initiative that includes affordable housing for young and diverse career professionals, along with retail opportunities that will provide convenience and a welcoming vibe. The project includes 150 apartments, 30 not-for-profit tenants, and storefront retail. 

CRG is the developer and Lamar Johnson Collaborative served as the architect.

Beyond These Walls

Painting for Peace

Painting for Peace was led by artists to help when St. Louis needed inspiration. The fact that these murals have found a home here at the Delmar Divine, an ongoing catalyst for change, is a full circle moment. I hope this art inspires those who pass through these doors to realize what can be accomplished when we reach across the boundaries that divide us to make something beautiful.” – Carol Swartout Klein

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New pharmacy brings focus to the needs of the underrepresented

St. Louis’ Black community is – and has historically been – underserved and disproportionately affected by disease. Noticing a lack of pharmacies in St. Louis that sought to serve these communities, Marcus Howard, owner of GreaterHealth Pharmacy & Wellness, made it his goal to change that. His goal became a reality when he opened GreaterHealth Pharmacy and Wellness at Delmar DivINe. The pharmacy’s goal is to offer “radically inclusive, culturally responsive” health care.

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Deli Divine

St. Louis restauranteur Ben Poremba is gearing up to open his latest concept, a New York-style Jewish deli called Deli Divine and located at the Delmar Divine project in the West End neighborhood.

A three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, Poremba said his new concept is more fast-casual in nature than his other restaurants, and will employ 18 workers. Deli Divine will serve matzah ball soup, chicken salad and other foods, but also feature a market with a selection of ingredients, prepared foods and wines.

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Subcontractor Appreciation

Clayco hosted a Thank You lunch for the minority subcontractors and select primes at our Delmar DivINe jobsite. Delmar DivINe aims to maximize the impact of the nonprofit sector in St. Louis, especially among human service organizations, while simultaneously being a catalyst for the transformation of neighborhoods in North St. Louis City. And that impact started with engaging a diverse team to help us bring the project to completion. Tom Sieckhaus, Rachel Boemer, Sandra Marks, Larry Chapman and Maxine Clark were speakers at the event, and two CCDI students Darnell Jamison and Rashad Johnson shared their journeys toward their construction careers.

Back to School Drive

Our St. Louis Office and our Delmar Divine teams raised over $2,000 and donated 550 backpacks filled with school supplies to KIPP Victory Academy! KIPP Victory Academy is an elementary school near our Delmar Divine project in St. Louis. Delmar Divine and Clayco share a commitment to our local communities and a we wish the students a great school year!




Saint Louis, MO


310,000 SF


  • Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative