4 pm Monday 01/25 St Louis City Preservation Board Meeting

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, January 25, 2015
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000

January Meeting Agenda

Central West End

625 N Euclid, 18th Ward (Owner: Cullinan Euclid LLC) – Installation of “Lofts @ Euclid” illuminated blade sign (perpendicular sign)

54 Westmoreland Place, 28th Ward (Owner: Terry & Jane Flanagan – Appeal of Denial for demolition of historic brick wall (that was demolished without permit)

4205 Maryland Avenue, 345 Whittier (Owner: Metropolitan Sewer District) – Demolition for MSD’s Gaslight Square Sewer Improvement Project

Clayton-Tamm
1615 Hampton, 24th Ward (Owner: St. Louis Public Schools) – Gratiot School Application for National Register of Historic Places

Downtown
700-720 N Tucker, 5th Ward (Owner: Globe Building Company) – Midwest Terminal Building (aka Globe Building, Globe-Democrat Building) Application for National Register of Historic Places

Lafayette Square

2115-2132 Hickory, 6th Ward (Owner: Jeffrey E. Smith Investments) – Demolition of Mar-Chem and Dash Building

1022 S 18th, 6th Ward (Owner: Henry Owens) – Construction of single family house

Shaw
2245-47 S Grand, 8th Ward (Owner: L’Origine Commons LLC) – Appeal of Denial for installation of mural

Skinker-DeBaliviere
6105-23 Delmar, 28th Ward (Owner: CLAYCO) – Construction of 14-story building for apartments and retail

Soulard
815 Ann, 7th Ward (Owner: 815 Ann LLC) – Appeal of Denial for installation of 77.5 square foot “Lafayette Lofts” non-illuminated sign on 7th Street side

Advertisements

Tuesday Jan 19 BOA Neighborhood Development Hearings: Board Bills by Neighborhood with Owners

City Hall3Contact your alderman now if you have questions or concerns about a redevelopment proposal. BOA Contact Information is at the end of this post.

9 am Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Neighborhood Development Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, City Hall

Public Hearings on

Benton Park – 9th Ward

2865 Lemp Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Renovations Unlimited, 2424 S 11th, St. Lous MO 63104
Board Bill 230 by Alderman Ken Ortmann

3011 Missouri Redevelopment Plan (block North of Benton Park)
Owner: Liberty Group USA, 7409 Stream Valley Court, St. Louis County MO 63129
Board Bill 239 by Alderman Ken Ortmann

3328 Lemp Redevelopment Plan (block South of Utah & Cherokee Park)
Owners: Ina M. Mitchell, 3337 Lemp, St. Louis MO 63118
Board Bill 278 by Alderman Ken Ortmann

Clayton/Tamm – 12th Ward
1243 Graham Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Rocklin Group, 2200 Highway 67 #648, Florissant MO 63032
Board Bill 244 by Alderman Scott Ogilvie

Forest Park Southeast
– 17th Ward

4249 Chouteau Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Melissa Taylor LLC, 4249 Chouteau, St. Louis MO 63110
Board Bill 240 by Alderman Joe Roddy

4214 Chouteau, 4131 & 4141 Manchester Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Bellon Holding Co., 4233 Chouteau, St. Louis MO 63110; Donald Bellon, 7324 Westmoreland, University City MO 63130; Loni Properties, 4233 Chouteau, St. Louis MO 63110
Board Bill 272 By Alderman Joe Roddy

Fox Park & St. Francis de Sales Historic District – 6th Ward
2821 Oregon Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Amani Investments, 1433 Kentucky, St. Louis MO 63110
Board Bill 277 by Alderwoman Chryssi Ingrassia

The Gate District – 6th Ward
2618 Lafayette Redevelopment Plan (same block as Barr Library)
Owner: One Mainstreet, 878 San Sebastian Dr, Fenton MO 63026
Board Bill 232 by Alderwoman Chryssi Ingrassia

Hamilton Heights – 22nd Ward
1318 Hodiamont @ Hamilton Terrace Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Strength & Associates, 2006 Lucas & Hunt, St. Louis County MO 63121
Board Bill 234 by Alderman Jeffrey Boyd

The Hill – 10th Ward
2123 Marconi Redevelopment Plan (block South of St. Ambrose)
Owner: Mantese & Radice Properties, 13543 Sunset Ridge Ln, St. Louis County MO 63128
Board Bill 276 by Alderman Joe Vollmer

Lafayette Square – 7th Ward
1900-1908 Lafayette, 1710-1712 Mississippi, 1713 Preston Place Redevelopment Plan (Lafayette Baptist Church, future home of Lafayette Prep Academy)
Owner: Historic Lafayette Church LLC, 1607 Tower Grove, St. Louis MO 63110
Board Bill 243 by Alderman Jack Coatar

McKinley Heights – 7th Ward
2345 Russell, 2024 S Jefferson Redevelopment Plan
Owner: Ryan and Rachel O’Neill, 26 St. Stanislaus Court, Florissant MO  63031
Board Bill 259 by Alderman Jack Coatar

Shaw – 8th Ward
4129 Cleveland Redevelopment Plan (same block as Shaw Neighborhood Dog Park)
Owner: Renovations Unlimited, 2424 S 11th, St. Lous MO 63104
Board Bill 231 by Alderman Steve Conway

Soulard – 7th Ward

919-921 Ann Redevelopment Plan (across from Pontiac Square Park)
Owner: OGR LLC, 4 Countrylanes Lane, Waterloo IL 62208
Board Bill 241 by Alderman Jack Coatar

2217-2221 S 10th Redevelopment Plan (across from Pontiac Square Park)
Owner: Bee Well LLC, 1014 Geyer, St. Louis MO 63104
Board Bill 242 by Alderman Jack Coatar

2401-2405 S 9th, 900-906 Barton Redevelopment Plan (D’s Place, across from Soulard Garden Co-op)
Owner: GR Brown & Associates, 5013 Sunnydale, Erie PA 16509
Board Bill 258 by Alderman Jack Coatar

Tower Grove East – 15th Ward
3504 McKean Redevelopment Plan (0ne door West of Arkansas)
Owner: Arsenal Alton Properties, 200 N Wood River, Wood River IL 62095
Board Bill 256 by Alderwoman Megan Green

Tower Grove South – 15th Ward

3610-3612 Bamberger Redevelopment Plan (block South of Gravois)
Owner: Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corp., 4103 Shenandoah, St. Louis MO 63110
Board Bill 257 by Alderwoman Megan Green

3708 Humphrey Redevelopment Plan (block West of South Grand)
Owner: 3708 Humphrey LLC, PO Box 5145, St. Louis MO 63139
Board Bill 273 by Alderwoman Megan Green

Members of St. Louis City Board of Aldermen Neighborhood Development Committee include: Alderman Jeffery Boyd, Chair (22nd  Ward), Alderman Larry Arnowitz (16th Ward), Alderwoman Chryssi Ingrassia (6th Ward), Alderman Sam Moore (4th Ward), Alderwoman Beth Murphy (13th Ward), Alderwoman Cara Spencer (20th Ward), Alderwoman Sharon Tyus (1st Ward), Alderman Tom Villa (11th Ward).

Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all BOA Committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen

Contact Information for Board President

Wednesday BOA Hearing on Earnings Tax & Bond Issue

City Hall39 am Wednesday, January 13, 2015
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Leisure Room (Room 230), City Hall

Public Hearing on Board Bill 265 to place St. Louis City Earnings Tax Reauthorization on April Ballot 

Sponsored by Alderman Steve Conway (8th Ward) and Co-Sponsored by Alderwoman Dionne Flowers (1st Ward), Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard (5th Ward), Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia (6th Ward), Alderman Jack Coaar (7th Ward), Alderman Joe Vollmer (10th Ward), Alderman Tom Villa (11th Ward), Alderman Larry Arnowitz (12th Ward), Alderwoman Beth Murphy (13th Ward), Alderwoman Megan Green (15th Ward), Alderwoman Donna Baringer (16thWard), Alderwoman Cara Spencer (20th Ward), Alderman Antonio French (21st Ward), Alderman Jeffrey Boyd (22nd Ward), Alderman Joe Vaccaro (23rd Ward), Alderman Scott Ogilvie (24th Ward), Alderman Shane Cohn (25th Ward), Alderman Frank Williamson (26th Ward), Alderwoman Lyda Krewson (28th Ward).

A public vote on reauthorizing the Earnings Tax is required every five years in St. Louis City and Kansas City because of a statewide ballot issue funded by billionaire Rex Sinquefield in 2010.

The Earnings Tax produces about 1/3 of St. Louis City’s annual General Revenue.

Public Hearing on Board Bill 266 on Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, Sponsored by Alderman Joe Vaccaro (23rd Ward)

Public Hearing on Board Bill 267 on Carnahan Courthouse Leasehold Revenue Refunding Revenue Bonds, Sponsored by Alderman Joe Vaccaro (23rd Ward)

Public Hearing on Board Bill 268 to place $20 Million GO Bond Issue on April Ballot, Sponsored by Alderman Scott Ogilvie (24th Ward) and Alderman Tom Villa (11th Ward).

On August 4, 2015, St. Louis City voters rejected a $180 Million GO Bond Issue to fund an assortment of projects.

On December 8, 2015, St. Louis City Comptroller Darlene Green proposed a $25 Million GO Bond Issue dedicated to replacing equipment for the Fire Department and not requiring a tax increase.

As currently written, the bond issue proposed under Board Bill 268 differs from the failed August $180 Million Bond Issue significantly: 1) in dollar amount, 2) does not require a raise in property taxes, and 3) does not include a piece of the pie to Ward Capital Improvement Accounts.

As currently written, the proposed bond issue is similar to the failed bond issue with regards to a laundry list of what it might fund, as opposed to being earmarked for one department/project, as voters approved three times in 1998.

Board Bill 268 proposes funding for:

(1) acquiring fire trucks, ambulances, personal protective equipment and other fire-fighting apparatus for the St. Louis Fire Department

(2) acquiring refuse trucks for the Refuse Division

(3) funding bridge repair through the Bridge Maintenance Program

(4) property appraisal software for the Assessor’s Office

(5) renovating property owned by the City of St. Louis, including but not limited to the Municipal Garage and Property Custody facility

Some important words in this proposal are “including but not limited to…” It means the revenue may be used for other purposes.

The proposal can be amended in committee. It appears, though, that the proposal changed significantly prior to being introduced.

On November 3, 1998, St. Louis City voters approved three bond issues. Prop 1 was $44 Million, all earmarked for Fire Department. Prop 2 was $10 Million, all earmarked for the Police Department. Prop 3 was $10 earmarked for demolition and abatement of nuisance property.

Those 1998 ballot issues were consistently cited as “the bond issue” of “1999” by media and local government officials throughout the 2015 bond issue campaign.

Public Hearing for Board Bill 269 for a Quit Claim Deed by City to Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center for property in The Ville Neighborhood, sponsored by Alderman Sam Moore (4th Ward).

Members of the BOA Ways & Means Committee include: Alderman Steve Conway (8th Ward), Alderman Chris Carter (27th Ward), Alderman Antonio French (27th Ward), Alderman Terry Kennedy (18th Ward), Alderman Sam Moore (4th Ward), Alderwoman Beth Murphy (13th Ward), Alderman Scott Ogilvie (24th Ward), Alderman Joe Vaccaro (23rd Ward).

Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Members of the Board of Aldermen

Contact Information for Board President Reed

There will be a 7th Ward April Ballot Issues Forum at 7 pm Monday, February 15 at Lafayette Park United Methodist Church. Open to the Public.

Lighthouse Project Hearing @ Wednesday Planning Commission Meeting

Lighthouse-Saint-Louis-1024x672St. Louis City Planning Commission
5:30 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Planning & Urban Design Agency
1520 Market,  2nd floor, Conference Room B

Note: Planning Commission hearings/votes come before Board of Aldermen hearings/votes.

Agenda Includes

Public Hearing on
Lighthouse Saint Louis (2nd Ward – Riverview Neighborhood)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch article on this project

Actions on

Strategic Land Use Plan Amendment #16 to St. Louis Comprehensive Plan

Blighting Study for 634 North Grand 353 Redevelopment Area (19th Ward – Covenant Blu/Grand Center Neighborhood)

Informational
Presentation on  vacant land and buildings in the City of St. Louis