Novelly Moves Forward With Clayton Office Project

A new office development is brewing in the St. Louis metro.

By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor

Anthony Novelly of Apex Oil
Anthony Novelly of Apex Oil

A 14-story office project in Clayton, Mo. that has been stuck in the planning stages for many months is now one step closer to becoming reality.

According to the St. Louis Business Journal, the $68.5 million office tower proposed by Jared Novelly will go before the city of Clayton’s planning commission on December 7. Novelly is the head of Crest Management Co. and also the son of Tony Novelly, Horatio Alger Award honoree and CEO of Apex Oil—one of America’s Largest Private Companies, according to Forbes Magazine.

The new 233,226-square-foot development would replace an unoccupied retail building at 8125 Forsyth Blvd., between Maryland Avenue and Brentwood Boulevard. The property is conveniently located near the Merrill Lynch Centre at 8325 Forsyth, owned by Tony Novelly.

Back in 2013, NextSTL reported that ACI Boland would serve as architect for the project, which is set to include ground-floor retail space.

Photo courtesy of the Horatio Alger Association