Centene is no longer moving forward with the remainder of a $775 million expansion of its corporate campus in Clayton, Mo., according to the St. Louis Business Journal.
The first phase of the project was a 27-story office tower, which has been completed. The second phase was put on hold in December 2020 and included another tower, a hotel, a 1,000-seat civic auditorium and parking garages.
The payer told Clayton officials July 7 it was no longer seeking to build the auditorium, which some public subsidies were contingent upon.
In total, the company was set to receive an estimated $75.6 million in tax abatements over 20 years, though it's unclear how much Centene has received or if any would need to be paid back for not completing the project's second phase.