VIDEO: Housing Urban Development and Zoning Committee, June 24, 2020

Housing Urban Development and Zoning Committee, June 24, 2020
The Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee will meet to discuss and review the following:

Discussion
Mr. Charles Gascon, the local Regional Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will give the committee an update on the regional economy.

Board Bills
Board Bill Number 32
Introduced by Alderwoman Marlene E Davis

This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 1800-1808 Washington Blvd. Redevelopment Area. This Board Bill will allow ten (10) years of tax abatement (five (5) years of tax abatement based on 90% of the assessed value of the incremental improvements followed by five (5) years of tax abatement based on 85% of the assessed value of the incremental improvements); renovation of a commercial building into 72 residential units will occur.

Board Bill Number 37
Introduced by Alderman Jesse Todd

The proposed ordinance would require the Land Reutilization Authority of the City of St. Louis to maintain or caused to be maintained, at its sole cost and expense, the premises and exteriors of all LRA properties free from weeds or plant growth in excess of six inches, prohibit the growth of all noxious weeds, and require that all debris created by the maintenance, cutting and / or destruction of vegetation on the property be removed and disposed of in accordance with applicable City ordinances.

Board Bill Number 39
Introduced by Alderman Jesse Todd

The proposed Board Bill amends Section Two of Ordinance 68610, as amended by Ordinance 70752, to increase the semi-annual registration fee charged owners of residential property improved by a residential structure, or commercial property improved by a structure containing multiple dwelling units, which is and has been vacant during the prior six-month period, and is in violation of the City’s Building code from $200 to $400. Additionally, the term “owner” is expanded to specifically include private entities and public corporations such as the Land Reutilization Authority of the City of St. Louis

Board Bill Number 74
Introduced by Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia

Overall Purpose/Reasons for the Board Bill This Board Bill approves amendments to the Soccer Stadium Redevelopment Plan and the Master Redevelopment Agreement relating to the development of the MLS soccer stadium. The amendments authorize eminent domain proceedings to acquire a parking lot that must be removed. What the Board Bill Will Do Property acquisition for the soccer stadium is nearly complete. TKFC LC (the “Redeveloper”) has acquired all of the property necessary for the construction of the stadium and related team facilities except for aforementioned parking lot. The Redeveloper has pursued acquisition of the parking lot by private negotiation for several months, including offers to identify and provide nearby replacement parking. The Main Components of the Board Bill Attached to the Board Bill are the amendments to the Soccer Stadium Redevelopment Plan and the Master Redevelopment Agreement. The Impact of the Board Bill to the Community The Board Bill is in furtherance of the Redeveloper’s investment of more than $500 million in the City to attract an expansion Major League Soccer franchise and construct a professional soccer stadium and related team facilities.

More information:
City of St. Louis: https://ift.tt/1mi93KN
Board of Aldermen https://ift.tt/1ZhZE6y

This video is the result of a law passed in 2016 by 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French. The historic “Transparency in Government Law” requires all public meetings of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen; the Board of Estimate & Apportionment; the Board of Public Service; and the Preservation Board be recorded and made available on an official City of St. Louis YouTube channel.

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