Tuesday LCRA: $24.5M Lost Revenue From Foundry Tax Abatement

yTkejEGTE3 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
@ St. Louis Development Corporation,
Suite 2000, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/*Agenda with drawings/charts

6th Ward, Midtown, The Beaumont Building @ 2654 Locust
Apartments & Office Space
10 Year Tax Abatement

7th Ward, Riverfront, Amendment to Casino Agreement, new owner Tropicana
Reduce slot machines to 1,200 from 1,500
Reduce table games to 40 from 60
Reduce casino square footage to 60,000 from 75,000 for entertainment venues

9th Ward, Marine Villa, 3434-3436 Indiana
Habitat for Humanity: two single family homes
10 Year Tax Abatement

9th Ward, Marine Villa, Former Shepard School @ 3450 Wisconsin
Proposal for 47 apartments
10 Year Tax Abatement

12th Ward, Boulevard Heights, 3830 & 3831 Boulevard Heights Court
Condos Project
5 Year Tax Abatement
Former Mayor Slay lives around the corner from this slum.

17th Ward, Midtown, RPA1 City Foundry
15 Years Tax Abatement
Total loss $24.5 Million over 15 years

18th Ward, Vandeventer ,Various Parcels on 42XX West Cook, 42XX Finney, 42XX West Finney, 42XX CD Banks, 10XX Pendleton
40 single family rental homes
15 Year Tax Abatement funded with low income tax credits

26th Ward, Hamilton Heights, Save-A-Lot Grocery proposal @ 1301 Union
10 Year Tax Abatement
1/22/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Save-A-Lot plans grocery store on vacant north St. Louis corner

*The Agenda wasn’t posted until Today/Monday. Some agencies/offices are taking the Mayor’s Executive Order to use Missouri Sunshine Law standards for posting online to mean only post the minimum 24 hours in advance, which, for some agencies/offices, means less advance notice, going backward instead of improving transparency.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman


Tuesday LCRA Blighting & Corporate Welfare Agenda

Pierre Laclede Statue3 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
1520 Market, City Hall West, Room 2000

Full Agenda

1001 Russell, next to Fine Arts Bldg (future 21-Unit Apartment Bldg & Retail)
2330-32 S 12th, aka Soulard Hilton (future 7-Unit Condos)

Also, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar’s law firm, Spencer Fane, is on agenda for amendment to contract for special counsel on National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency move to North City.

Tuesday LCRA Agenda Includes Some Big 7th Ward Projects

yTkejEGTE3 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
1520 Market, City Hall West, Room 2000

Agenda includes Corporate Welfare for Cupples X, Scottrade, and 705 Olive Boutique Hotel. As Team TIF pointed out on Twitter:


Full Agenda below. Agenda not posted online as of 7 pm Monday.Many thanks to Team TIF for circulating Agenda.


Corporate Welfare: The Mad Rush To Approve Tax Abatement & Bonds Before New Mayor

yTkejEGTE3 pm Tuesday, November 13th
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
1520 Market, City Hall West, Room 2000

Agenda: There’s a lot of big projects being rushed through the system and more on the way.

In Not A Big Project Agenda Items, in Bohemian Hill, 1725 S Tucker & 1716 S 13th are being sold by LCRA to Allied Property Group LLC for renovation.

Way down the Agenda you’ll see that LCRA is about to hire Spencer Fane, the law firm that fought the City’s minimum wage increase, to do some legal work. It’s also the law firm that hired 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar after he voted against raising the minimum wage.

Filed under “Transparency Fail” – Neither the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Commission nor Planned Industrial Expansion Authority  have, as of 9 pm Tonight/Monday, posted agendas online for their Tuesday meetings.

Board President Lewis Reed filed a board bill  for online posting of meeting notices, a poorly written one in my opinion, but hasn’t bothered to have a hearing on it.

Making government more transparent should be an issue in the upcoming mayoral race.

–Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Commiteewoman

Tuesday LCRA Blightingpalooza Includes Redevelopments In 7th Ward-related Neighborhoods

Pierre Laclede Statue

See St. Louis Magazine article on Blighting: How Owners of a $600,000 House Get Away With Paying $400 in Property Taxes For years, St. Louis aldermen have been gift-wrapping tax breaks with no strings attached. Who pays? The city schools.

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
3 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016
1520 Market #2000 (City Hall West)


Agenda items affecting Neighborhoods in or partially in 7th Ward.

Compton Heights
2254-56 S Grand, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting


1600-1742 Washington Ave, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard & 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis: Monogram Building Redevelopment Agreement. This is the project which closes 17th Street. Already Blighted.
614 N. 11th, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting
2217 Locust, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting
Civic Center Redevelopment Area, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Release from a Deed of Trust of a Building Height Restriction.

Fox Park
2327 Allen, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting
McKinley Heights
2329 Ann, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting
2212-30 Shenandoah, 7th ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting

801-825 Ann, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Redevelopment Agreement. Already Blighted.

Tower Grove East
3425 Magnolia, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting.