Wednesday Soulard Occupancy Permit Appeals: Lucas Schoolhouse & Steelyard

appeal1:30 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Room 208, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
In Soulard, 7th Ward…
1020-22 Allen (previously Lucas School House concert/event venue), 7th Ward – Appeal #20273 & #20274 filed by d.b.a. Lucas Schoolhouse* from the determination of Building Commissioner to deny an occupancy permit authorizing
for 1020 Allen
+ Art Gallery
+ Office
+ Full Liquor
+ No Cooking, Food Prep Only
for 1022 Allen
+ Art Studio- sculpting & instruction
Zone: “D” – Multiple Family Dwelling District

The property has been owned by Soulard Properties Group (registered agent Harjot Padda) since 2010 according to Assessor records. Also owns adjacent historic St. Paul’s Friedens Church.

There’s no d.b.a. Lucas Schoolhouse in Secretary of State corporations database. There is a Lucas School House d.b.a. registration that expired in 2013. Lucas Schoolhouse LLC registered with Secretary of State over a year ago via SCW Registered Agent, which is Summers Compton Wells law firm.

2424 S. 9th, Steelyards luxury apartments  – Appeal filed by V E Design Group, to amend variance to increase total units from 127 to 128 total units

Wednesday HUDZ Meeting: Zoning Reform, Elimination of Plat & Petition

petitionMake your voice heard! Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact info at end of post.

9 am Wednesday, May 16, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Housing, Urban Development, Zoning Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar/Agenda Notice

Board Bill 10 sponsored by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar to eliminate Plat & Petition and reform zoning laws.

Members of Board of Aldermen HUDZ Committee: Chair 17th Ward Alderman Joe Roddy, 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar, 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg, 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy, 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information…
Board President Lewis Reed
Members of Board of Aldermen 

Monday Planning Commission Agenda: SLU Control Over Tax Abatement & Zoning for 400 Acres in Midtown

Pierre Laclede StatueSt. Louis City Planning Commission
Special Meeting
5:30 pm Monday, November 14, 2016
Planning & Urban Design Agency
City Hall West (Abrams Bldg), 1520 Market, 2nd floor, Conference Room B

Note: Planning Commission includes 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, 28th Ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson, and Michael Powers, representing Board President Lewis Reed. Boyd, Krewson, and Reed are mayoral candidates.

Full Agenda
Action will be taken on St. Louis Midtown 353 Redevelopment Plan – Midtown, The Gate District and Tiffany Neighborhoods – St. Louis University would have unprecedented control over tax abatement (reducing funds to public schools) and zoning for 400 acres.

10/29/2016 St. Louis Post-Dispatch news story: SLU wins development control over land close to campus 

10/22/2016 St. Louis Post-Dispatch news story: With $1 billion poised to flow into projects near campus, SLU wants development control 

New Board of Aldermen Session: Bill Filings

City Hall3Make your voice heard. Contact your alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact information at end of post.

Some of the 2016-2017 BOA Session’s first proposals include…

Board Bill 3 by 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd would create a waste tire program for St. Louis, an effort to address waste tires, a serious environmental issue. Might be some grant money for us from the State.

Board Bill 7 by 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer would prohibit semi truck traffic along parts of Chippewa, Keokuk, Osage, and Kosciusko.

Board Bill 11 by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar for Zoning changes to Downtown and LaSalle Park Neighborhoods.

Board Bill 21 by 1st Ward Alderwoman Sharon Tyus to remove stock option related income from earnings tax exemption. She had also filed this proposal, or a similar one, late 2015-2016 Session.

Board Bill 30 by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar to create a Wharf Vending District and  Riverfront Vending Committee comprised of St. Louis Port Authority Manager, City Special Events Director, City Streets Director, Executive Director of Great Rivers Greenway and another member designated by the Executive Director of Great Rivers Greenway.

Board Bill 36 by 28th Ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson, 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers, 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer to create a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in partnership with St. Louis County. Here’s an Post-Dispatch article on City proposal and an article on County program.

Board Bill 40 by 28th Ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson and 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer relating to drug overdoses and medical assistance.

And lots of development/blighting bills. Lots and lots of those.

6th Ward Alderwoman Chrissy Ingrassia is sponsoring Resolution #5 regarding the City applying for a grant from Missouri Land and Water Conservation Fund to improve Aloe Plaza across from Union Station Downtown.

Contact information for Aldermen

Contact information for Board President Lewis Reed

5:30 pm Wednesday Planning Commission Meeting

St. Louis City Planning Commission
5:30 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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 & Vote on
Great Rivers Greenway’s North Riverfront Open Space & Redevelopment Plan

Votes on

Rezoning of 2748-54 Chippewa @ California (Owner: Chippewa Towers LLC)
20th Ward – Dutchtown/Gravois Jefferson Streetcar District

Redevelopment of 4626-70, 4625-31 & 4647-63 St. Ferdinand Ave (Owner: LRA et al)
4th Ward – Greater Ville