Central West End South Special Business District

Details about the Central West End South Special Business District

Overview

For the purpose of paying for all costs and expenses incurred in the operation of the District, the provision of services and improvements authorized in Section 5 and 6 of this ordinance, and incidental to the leasing, construction, acquisition and maintenance of any improvements authorized herein or for paying principal and interest on notes or bonds authorized for the construction or acquisition of any said improvement, there may be imposed a tax upon all real property, including that used exclusively for residential purposes.

Location:

Beginning at the intersection of the center lines of Kingshighway and Lindell Boulevards; thence eastwardly along the center line of Lindell Boulevard to its intersection with the center line of Taylor Avenue; thence southwardly along the center line of said avenue to its intersection with the center line of the east-west alley between Laclede and Forest Park Avenues; thence eastwardly along said alley to its intersection with the center line of Newstead Avenue; thence southwardly along the center line of said avenue to its intersection with the north line of the right-of-way of the Bi-State Development Agency; thence westwardly along such line a distance of 444 feet and 1 1/2 inches; thence north a distance of 421 feet 6 3/4 inches to the center line of Duncan Avenue/Parkview Place; thence westwardly along the center line of Duncan Avenue/Parkview Place to its intersection with the center line of Euclid Avenue; thence northwardly along the center line of said avenue to its intersection with the center line of Forest Park Avenue; thence westwardly along the cente rline of said avenue to its intersection with the center line of Kingshighway Boulevard; thence northwardly along the center line of said boulevard to the point of beginning at the intersection of the center lines of Kingshighway and Lindell Boulevards.

Apply to Serve (1 openings)
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 6 active board members (maximum 7)
Name Role End Date
Kathryn Davis Member 12/31/2024
Michael Mullen Member 12/31/2023
Milton (Pete) Rothschild Member 12/31/2023
Bruce Maize Member 12/31/2022
Todd Mandell Member 12/31/2022
John McElwain Member 12/31/2022

Authorizing Legislation

Ordinance 60196; Ordinance 63080; Ordinance 64240; Rev. Mo. Stat. 71.790 through Rev. Mo. Stat. 71.802

Board Duties and Purpose

Section Two of said Ordinance No. 60196 is hereby repealed and enacted in lieu thereof is a new Section Two of Ordinance No. 60196, which shall read as follows:

Section Two. Taxes for the District shall be assessed and collected as follows:

A. For the purpose of paying for all costs and expenses incurred in the operation of the District, the provision of services and improvements authorized in Section 5 and 6 of this ordinance, and incidental to the leasing, construction, acquisition and maintenance of any improvements authorized herein or for paying principal and interest on notes or bonds authorized for the construction or acquisition of any said improvement, there may be imposed a tax upon all real property, including that used exclusively for residential purposes, within the District which shall not exceed eighty five cents ($.85) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation.

B. The initial rate of levy which shall be imposed upon all real property within the District, including that used exclusively for residential purposes, shall be eighty-five cents on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation, but not to exceed seven thousand dollars ($7,000.00) for any one property or for contiguous properties under common ownership control which are used integrally as one commercial site.

C. Real property subject to partial tax abatement under the provisions of Chapters 99, 100 or 353, R.S.Mo., shall for the purpose of assessment and collection of ad valorem real estate taxes levied under the District, be assessed and ad valorem real estate taxes shall be collected upon the same assessed value on which its ad valorem real estate taxes and payment in lieu of taxes are based in the Ordinance adopted by the City of St. Louis approving the development plan of any such corporation and authorizing tax abatement.

D. The tax provided for by this ordinance shall be collected by the City and held in a special account to be used for all purposes authorized hereunder. In no event shall less than eighty (80%) percent of the taxes collected herein be used for security and security related improvements within the district as designated by the Board of Commissioners annually.

E. The levy shall not be imposed upon real property exempt from ad valorem taxes because of charitable, religious, educational or other public or private exempt uses.

Member Requirements

Appointments require Board of Aldermen approval.

Section Four.

A. Membership and Term of Office.

The Board of Commissioners shall consist of Seven members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. Five members shall be owners of real property within the CWE South Business District or their representatives and two members shall be renters of real property with the district or their representatives.

Each member of the Board of Commissioners shall serve for 4-year terms with terms expiring as of December 31st of the designated year or when their successors are appointed, whichever is later. No employee or elected official of the City shall be a member of the Board of Commissioners.

Questions and Feedback

If you have questions or any feedback about this content, please contact:

Michele Knox
Special Assistant to the Mayor for Boards and Commissions
(314) 622-4304
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