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

Soulard
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:

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

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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

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

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

Downtown

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

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

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