Board Bill Number 375 | Session 2005-2006

An ordinance approving an amended redevelopment plan for the Washington Ave. Loft Area.

Board Bill

An ordinance approving an amended redevelopment plan for the Washington Ave. Loft Area, ("Area") after affirming that the Area blighted by Ordinance 65965 as described in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and incorporated by reference, is a blighted area as defined in Section 99.320 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 2000, as amended, (the "Statute" being Sections 99.300 to 99.715 inclusive), affirming that redevelopment and rehabilitation of the Area is in the interest of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people of the City of St. Louis ("City"); approving the Amended Blighting Study and Plan dated December 13, 2006 for the Area ("Amended Plan"), incorporated herein by Exhibit "B", pursuant to Section 99.430; finding that certain property in the Area may be acquired by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Louis ("LCRA") through the exercise of eminent domain or otherwise; finding that the property within the Area is currently partially occupied and the Redeveloper shall be responsible for providing relocation assistance pursuant to the Amended Plan to any eligible occupants displaced as a result of implementation of the Amended Plan; finding that financial aid may be necessary to enable the Area to be redeveloped in accordance with the Amended Plan; finding that there shall be available up to ten (10) year tax abatement; and pledging cooperation of the Board of Aldermen and requesting various officials, departments, boards and agencies of the City to cooperate and exercise their respective powers in a manner consistent with the Plan.

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Legislative History

Session:2005-2006
Sponsor: Lewis E Reed
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Committee: Housing, Urban Development and Zoning
Actions: 01/12/2006 First Reading

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