Ordinances by Tina (Sweet-T) Pihl
Ordinances introduced, authored, and co-authored by this alderman
Past Ward 17
2022 St. Louis Works and the 50/50 Sidewalk Programs
This Board Bills is recommended by the Board of Public Service authorizing the 2022 St. Louis Works and the 50/50 Sidewalk Programs City Wide providing for the construction and reconstruction of gutters, streets, driveways, spot curbs, sidewalks, alleys, traffic controls, beautification, tree planting, resurfacing and related engineering adjustments listed herein, appropriating $9,800,000.00 from the Street Improvement Fund; containing sections for description of the work, approval of plans and specifications, work and material guarantees, estimated costs from City funds and supplemental agreements and reversion authorizations, applicable state and federal wage rate requirements, equal opportunity provisions, the Mayor's Executive Orders, contract advertising statutes, and a public work emergency clause.
Conditionally Vacate Certain Portions of Barnes Hospital Plaza from Kingshighway
The overall purpose for this bill is to conditionally vacate the following public streets. 1) An irregular portion of Barnes Hospital Plaza from Kingshighway east 625.31 feet, 2) an irregular portion of Kingshighway beginning 133.96 feet north of Barnes Hospital Plaza and extending northward 125.8 feet for aerial and subsurface only, 3) a 4.55 foot x 32.08 foot section of Barnes Hospital Plaza near the centerline of the street beginning 249.96 feet east of Kingshighway. The Petitioners are Barnes-Jewish Hospital and The Washington University. The vacated areas will be used for the support column for the relocation of existing bridge, redesign and enhance hospital entry, expand patient area and provide underground vault for utilities.
Amending the Lead Poisoning Law
This ordinance amends the Lead Poisoning Control Law for the City of St. Louis by requiring certain building permits issue only following an inspection of lead hazards and certification that hazards will be addressed by qualified contractors and workers. These requirements will ensure hazardous lead conditions are effectively abated by contractors observing high standards for the safety of occupants and tenants, workers, and the surrounding community. Under current law, certain lead abatement projects require prior notice to the state. This Ordinance enacts penalties against lead abatement contractors who fail to comply with notification requirements under Missouri State law, and other notification requirements as set out in this ordinance. Contractors failing to provide initial notice under State law and this City Ordinance will be subject to a stop work order, suspension of City work permits on the instant work site, and a fine. Work may recommence upon payment of fine, compliance with notice requirements and the Building Commissioner’s satisfaction the contractor has complied with other permitting conditions. Lead abatement contractors who persistently fail to provide notification under State and City law shall forfeit their privilege of conducting lead abatement projects in the City of St. Louis. The Building Commissioner and City of St. Louis Lead Inspection and Hazard Control Division shall receive complaints regarding violations of this ordinance and accordingly conduct investigations, including through periodic inspections of lead abatement projects to determine on-site compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, permits, and project notifications submitted to the building Commissioner.
Vacation of Certain Air Rights
The overall purpose for this bill is to conditionally vacate the following air space. Air rights over Barnes Hospital Plaza beginning 243.01 feet east of Kingshighway and extending eastward 50 feet. The Petitioners are Barnes-Jewish Hospital and The Washington University. The vacated portion of air space will be used to relocate the existing pedestrian bridge.
Establishing a City Charter Commission
The bill proposes an amendment to the City’s Charter that would establish a Charter Commission to consider and recommend amendments and revisions to the voters on a decennial basis following the census or upon initiative by the qualified voters of the City as provided in the bill.
Second Amended and Restated Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan
This Board Bill adopts a Second Amended and Restated Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan; approves Redevelopment Projects for RPAs 4, 6, and 8; adopts tax increment financing within RPAs 4, 6, and 8; establishes related sub-accounts of the Special Allocation Fund; and establishes a Strategic Infrastructure for Economic Growth Fund for receipt of up to 10% of TIF Revenues pursuant to Section 99.821 of the TIF Act.
RPA 6 Notes
This Board Bill authorizes issuance of RPA 6 Notes not to exceed $4.6 million; authorizes execution of a Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Redevelopment Agreement; and authorizes execution of an Eighth Supplemental Trust Indenture relating to RPA 6 notes, pursuant to which RPA 4 and RPA 8 TIF Revenues are declared as “surplus” and passed through to taxing districts. Pursuant to the Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Redevelopment Agreement, among the RPA 4, 6, and 8 projects, only the RPA 6 project, a ~$50 million mixed-use residential project including ~$4.6 million of public realm improvements, will have access to TIF until further review and approval is obtained. Pursuant to Section 2.F. of the Sub-Developer Parcel Development Agreement attached as an exhibit to the Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Redevelopment Agreement, Sub-Developer is agreeing to certain monthly rent restrictions (described therein) and a $250,000 contribution to the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. In addition, pursuant to Section 403(b) of the Eighth Supplemental Trust Indenture, the City will capture 10% of RPA 6 TIF Revenues (after Comptroller administrative fees are deducted) for the newly-established Strategic Infrastructure for Economic Growth Fund.
4400 Gibson the 1100 Taylor Avenue Residential Parking Districts
An ordinance repealing Ordinance Number 71028 and Ordinance Number 69745, which respectively established the 4400 Gibson the 1100 Taylor Avenue Residential Parking Districts, and establishes a new residential parking district, the "Gibson and S. Taylor Avenues Residential Parking District." The bill provides for the locations and restrictions for curb parking within the Gibson and S. Taylor Avenues Residential Parking District and authorizes the placement of “Parking by Permit Only” signs.
Benjamin Polson Way
The proposed bill authorizes the honorary street name Benjamin Polson Way pursuant to Ordinance 68937. Benjamin Polson Way will begin at the intersection of Shawmut Place and Ridge Avenue and run north on Shawmut Place to the intersection of Shawmut Place and North Wells Avenue.
Civilian Oversight Board
The proposed bill provides for independent investigations of law enforcement misconduct and use of force incidents. The bill repeals Ordinance Number 69984, as amended by Ordinance Number 70532, and enacts in lieu thereof an ordinance that reconstitutes and provides staff support for the Civilian Oversight Board (COB) and provides coordination and staff support for the Detention Facility Oversight Board (DFOB) created under Ordinance 71430. The bill also establishes the Division of Civilian Oversight within the Department of Public Safety, and authorizes the establishment of the Public Integrity Unit, directed by the Circuit Attorney in the City of St. Louis.
Allocating Certain Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act for the Reproductive Equity Fund
An Ordinance recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment appropriating a portion of funds received under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Pub. L. No. 117-2, § 9901 (March 4, 2021) (ARPA) to the St. Louis Department of Health for a new Reproductive Equity Fund and COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination, authorizing contracts to expend the funds, to the extent received; containing a severability clause; and containing an emergency clause.
Ollie Stewart Way
The proposed bill authorizes the honorary street name Ollie Stewart Way pursuant to Ordinance 68937. The honorary street shall begin at the intersection of Park Avenue and Cardinal Avenue and run east on Park Avenue to the intersection of Park Avenue and Montrose Avenue.
City Youth Council
This Board Bill will establish the “City Youth Council” in order to better serve the needs of the children and young people of St. Louis.
Vacation of Air Space Rights of a Portion of Newstead Ave.
The overall purpose for this bill is to conditionally vacate the following air space. Air rights above a portion of Newstead Avenue. The Petitioners are The Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital. The vacated portion of air space will be used to construct a pedestrian bridge.
Equitable Development Contribution associated with the City Foundry Saint Louis Redevelopment Area
The purpose of this bill is to accept the Equitable Development Contribution associated with the City Foundry Saint Louis Redevelopment Area. The equitable development contribution is being paid by Vande East Partners, LLC in the amount of $1,800,000.00 to support affordable housing. The bill appropriates the funds to the Affordable Housing Commission (“AHC”) and authorizes the AHC to expend such funds for the purposes of supporting affordable housing preservation, maintenance, and residential services within the current boundaries of the 17th ward and neighborhoods located North of Delmar Boulevard. This bill will fund housing assistance to homeowners who represent vulnerable populations within the city (senior citizens, low income, and people with disabilities). The bill contains a severability clause and an emergency clause.
Zoning Change 3834 Forest Park Avenue and 200 S. Vandeventer Avenue
An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on February 9, 2022, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map, from the “K” Unrestricted District to the “H” Area Commercial District, in City Block 3918.03 (3834 Forest Park Avenue and 200 S. Vandeventer Avenue), so as to include the described parcels of land in City Block 3918.03; and containing an emergency clause.
This Board Bill is recommended by the Planning Commission. It approves the renaming of the entire length of a public street in the City of St. Louis, Childrens Place -- extending between Euclid Avenue on the west to Taylor Avenue on the east to be renamed to Nash Way to celebrate the accomplishments and cultural impact of Dr. Helen Nash on the Saint Louis region.
Conditional Vacation of City Block 1881
The overall purpose for this bill is to conditionally vacate the following public alley. The 15 foot wide north/south alley in City Block 1881 as bounded by Aldine, Grand, Cass and Spring. The Petitioner is Veterans Community Project. The vacated area will be used to consolidate property for residential development.
Zoning Change 4200 Clayton Avenue and 4101 & 4123 Sarpy Avenue
An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on June 9, 2021, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map, from the “J” Industrial District to the “H” Area Commercial District, in City Block 3962 (4100, 4108, 4112, 4120, 4126, 4128, 4130, 4136 & 4146-4200 Clayton Avenue and 4101 & 4123 Sarpy Avenue), so as to include the described parcels of land in City Block 3962; and containing an emergency clause.
General Obligation Public Improvement Bonds
This Board Bill seeks to authorize submission to qualified electors a proposal for the issuance of up to fifty million ($50,000,000) of general obligation public improvement bonds. Utilizing the current property tax levy, there will be no tax increase. With an election due to be scheduled for a redistricting ballot measure in April 2022 there are no additional costs associated with this bill. If approved, funds raised from the subsequent issuance would be available to use for the following purposes: (1) resurfacing arterial streets and bridges, (2) design and construction of a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) a new state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center combining Police, Fire, EMS, CEMA, and Citizen Service Bureau (3) design and construction of pedestrian and bicycle transportation facilities, (4) maintaining the safety and security of the jails and improving public safety (5) providing match share funds, where applicable and necessary, to utilize funds made available under the American Recuse Plan Act of 2021 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 in furtherance of any of the cited projects herein and, (6) replacing, improving, renovating and maintaining buildings, bridges, and equipment of the City of St. Louis including neighborhood recreation centers and fire houses, and (7) for expenses associated with the issuance of the bonds. The City’s backlog of unmet infrastructure needs greatly exceed the amount of federal assistance expected by the City in the near future. These funds will enhance the City’s ability to provide matching grant funds to apply for competitive grants and offer the opportunity to begin design work in advance of future federal assistance and secure materials in an effort to mitigate project delays due to supply chain issues.
Vacate Pacific from Papin to Chouteau
The overall purpose for this bill is to conditionally vacate the following public street. Pacific from Papin to Chouteau. The Petitioners are M and H Papin LLC, Sterling Lacquer Manufacturing and Union Pacific Railroad. The vacated areas will be used to consolidate property and improve safety and security.
Issuance of Taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds
This Board Bill will authorize the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds to facilitate a sales and use tax exemption on construction materials purchased in connection with the multi-family residential, office, retail and structured parking portions of the RPA 2 Redevelopment Project described in the City Foundry Saint Louis Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Second Amended RPA 2 Redevelopment Plan. The bonds are payable only from lease revenues paid by the Developer and not from any City tax revenues. Additionally, the Board Bill (see Section 3.1 of Exhibit F) requires the Developer to make a $1,800,000 Equitable Development Contribution to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which will be used for affordable housing purposes in the 17th Ward and North of Delmar.
Amended and Restated Redevelopment Agreement and Financing Agreement i
This Board Bill will approve an Amended and Restated Redevelopment Agreement and Financing Agreement in connection with the City Foundry Saint Louis Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Second Amended RPA 2 Redevelopment Plan. The City Foundry Saint Louis TIF was approved in 2017 by passage of Ordinance No. 70431. The Redevelopment Area described in the Redevelopment Plan was originally divided into four Redevelopment Project Areas (“RPA”). TIF was adopted in RPA 1 upon passage of Ordinance No. 70431. In 2019, by passage of Ordinance No. 70750, the Redevelopment Plan was amended to rearrange RPA boundaries and describe a more detailed redevelopment proposal for RPA 2. The City Foundry Saint Louis Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Second Amended RPA 2 Redevelopment Plan further amends the Redevelopment Plan with respect to RPA 2 only. The City and FOPA Partners, LLC entered into a Redevelopment Agreement dated as of June 13, 2019 with respect to RPA 2. This redevelopment agreement must now be amended to conform to the Second Amended RPA 2 Redevelopment Plan. In connection with the Second Amended RPA 2 Redevelopment Plan and Amended and Restated Redevelopment Agreement: • The Developer will completion of the Alamo Drafthouse Building. • The Developer will construction of approximately (a) 37,000 square feet of retail space, (b) 59,000 square feet of office space, (c) 280 residential apartments, and (d) 492 structured parking spaces in the remainder of RPA 2. • The total TIF assistance will increase from $17,259,000 to $18,000,000. • The total private investment will increase by $60 million+, resulting in the percentage of total costs funded by TIF decreasing from 17.7 percent to 11.25 percent of total costs.
City Foundry Saint Louis Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Second Amended RPA 2 Redevelopment Plan
This Board Bill will approve the City Foundry Saint Louis Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Second Amended RPA 2 Redevelopment Plan. The City Foundry Saint Louis TIF was approved in 2017 by passage of Ordinance No. 70431. The Redevelopment Area described in the Redevelopment Plan was originally divided into four Redevelopment Project Areas (“RPA”). TIF was adopted in RPA 1 upon passage of Ordinance No. 70431. In 2019, by passage of Ordinance No. 70750, the Redevelopment Plan was amended to rearrange RPA boundaries and describe a more detailed redevelopment proposal for RPA 2. The City Foundry Saint Louis Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Second Amended RPA 2 Redevelopment Plan further amends the Redevelopment Plan with respect to RPA 2 only. The first phase of the RPA 2 redevelopment project, consisting of an approximately 46,000 square foot dining and entertainment building (the “Alamo Drafthouse Building”) is under construction; however, the remainder of RPA 2 is still vacant. The proposed amendment to the Redevelopment Plan will revise the scope of the redevelopment project for RPA 2 to include: • Completion of the Alamo Drafthouse Building. • Construction of approximately (a) 37,000 square feet of retail space, (b) 59,000 square feet of office space, (c) 280 residential apartments, and (d) 492 structured parking spaces in the remainder of RPA 2. • Increase in the total TIF assistance from $17,259,000 to $18,000,000. • $60 million+ increase in private investment, resulting in the percentage of total costs funded by TIF decreasing from 17.7 percent to 11.25 percent of total costs.
Electric Vehicles for Senior Services Grant
The purpose of this bill is to authorize the City of St. Louis, by and through the Division of Human Services (“DHS”), accept a grant award from FORTH in the amount $60,000.00 to cover transportation costs and expenses serving senior citizens in St. Louis through contracting the use of electric vehicles with Northside Senior Center and City Seniors Center from 2021 to 2023. Bill will assist FORTH in fulfilling contractual requirements under its United States Dept. of Energy (DOE) funded project. This bill authorizes the Director of DHS to accept and approve the appropriation to expend grant funds for the purposes and uses to assist with supporting the use of Electric Vehicles to deliver meals and provide transportation services to senior citizens in St. Louis. FORTH will provide funds to purchase/lease the electric vehicles and cover the cost to install electric charging stations for vehicles used by Northside Senior Center and City Seniors Center. Through the use of electric vehicles, Senior St. Louisans who rely on services from contracting organizations will have access to transportation that will assist in providing meals and transportation for daily errands and appointments.
Veterans Community Project Planned Unit Development District
An ordinance establishing and creating a Planned Unit Development District for City Blocks 1868.00, 1880.00, & 1881.00 to be known as the "Veterans Community Project Planned Unit Development District" and containing a Severability Clause and an Emergency Clause.
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