• Controversial $70M TIF Proposal Gets Initial Review in University City

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  A handful of opponents of a $190 million project that would forever change the northwest entrance to this inner ring suburb made their concerns heard at the first City Council meeting on the...

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  • Local Company Eyes Buying, Developing Crestwood Mall Site

    From Call Newspapers:  A St. Louis-based developer is interested in buying the former Crestwood mall site and taking over its redevelopment. Walpert Properties, a company headquartered in Creve Coeur, hopes to redevelop the mall into a mixed-use...

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  • The Trouble With TIF

    From CityLab:  Local governments often hail this tool as a way to revitalize investment-deprived neighborhoods, fix dilapidated roads, clean up polluted waters, revamp blighted property, and foster commercial activity and job creation. It’s often poorly understood by city taxpayers,...

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  • TIF Vote Was Just First Step For Contentious U. City Development

    From University City Patch:  Backers and opponents of the tax increment financing (TIF) plan that passed in University City Thursday night both agree that the vote was only the beginning of a long process. Third Ward Council members Bwayne...

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  • University City Commission Backs Plan for Tax-Supported Development at I-170 and Olive

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  A University City commission on Thursday night voted in favor of plan to provide up to $70 million in tax assistance for a $190 million retail-anchored development at Interstate 170 and Olive Boulevard. The...

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  • Downtown Kirksville Revitalization Finally Moving Forward

    From Kirksville Daily Express:  A project to revitalize the storefronts of downtown Kirksville is moving forward after more than three years in the making. Assistant City Manager Ashley Young announced at the City Council study session Monday...

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  • Work Starts on Parking Garage at Cortex

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  Construction has begun on a new 677-car garage at Cortex. The city of St. Louis recently issued a $12 million permit to HOK for construction at 313 S. Sarah St., near Duncan...

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  • After Overflow Hearing, University City Gives People Another Chance to Speak on TIF Proposal

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  After an overflow crowd kept an estimated 100 people from attending last month, a commission considering $70 million in subsidies for a $190 million retail-anchored development gave the public another chance to weigh in Wednesday...

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  • University City Rejects Sunshine Request For TIF Analysis

    From University City Patch:  University City has rejected a sunshine request from local activist Clair Antoine seeking an independent TIF analysis by St. Louis Development Corporation financial analyst Jonathan Ferry. Ferry has done similar work for projects...

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  • University City Has No Minority Inclusion Policy for Public-Subsidized Projects

    From The St. Louis American:  About 10 miles south of the Ferguson unrest’s Ground Zero, developers have proposed a $203.3 million project  that will redevelop the northern third – or 800 acres – of University City, making...

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