Northside Regeneration Initiative http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Reed Delays Board Vote On Bond Issue St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reed-delays-board-vote-bond-issue-st-louis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is unlikely to vote on a $200 million bond issue until after the August primary election. That's because Board president Lewis Reed put a temporary kibosh on bill by tabling any discussion of the issue.</span></p><p>Reed cited a litany of reasons for the delay, including the need to continue negotiations with the mayor's office and fine-tune the bill.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:22:25 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 38001 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reed Delays Board Vote On Bond Issue St. Louis North Side Redevelopment: A Conversation With Paul And Midge McKee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/north-side-redevelopment-conversation-paul-and-midge-mckee <p><em>Updated following the show.</em></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:50:59 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34593 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org North Side Redevelopment: A Conversation With Paul And Midge McKee A Day Later Than Expected, NorthSide Bills Clear First Legislative Hurdle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/day-later-expected-northside-bills-clear-first-legislative-hurdle <p>Slowly but surely, developer Paul McKee&rsquo;s plan to make over a large section of the city of St. Louis is again coming to fruition.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legislation approved by the city&rsquo;s Housing, Urban Development and Zoning committee today authorizes additional tax incentives for McKee&rsquo;s </span>NorthSide<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Regeneration Initiative, and restarts the development clock for the entire project.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:06:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30540 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Day Later Than Expected, NorthSide Bills Clear First Legislative Hurdle Strong Discussion But No Vote At Hearing On NorthSide Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/strong-discussion-no-vote-hearing-northside-project <p>Big political weight was behind two NorthSide Regeneration bills that went before <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen/committee.cfm?committeeDetail=true&amp;comId=1">a St. Louis aldermanic committee</a> Tuesday morning, but no vote was taken after four aldermen failed to attend.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:41:56 +0000 Maria Altman 30509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Strong Discussion But No Vote At Hearing On NorthSide Project Hearings Tuesday Would Push McKee Redevelopment Project Forward Again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hearings-tuesday-would-push-mckee-redevelopment-project-forward-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislative hearings get underway next week on the measures that could finally lead to the start of Paul McKee&rsquo;s massive redevelopment project for north St. Louis.</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:58:19 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30426 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hearings Tuesday Would Push McKee Redevelopment Project Forward Again Public Outcry Leads To Another Delay For McKee's Northside Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-outcry-leads-another-delay-mckees-northside-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/northside-regeneration-initiative">$8.1 billion plan</a> to remake a big chunk of north St. Louis continues to face stiff opposition, four years after it was first made public.</span></p><p>More than 200 people, most of them opposed to the Northside Regeneration Initiative, packed the St. Louis city Tax Increment Financing Commission meeting today urging its members to spike the project completely.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:04:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 29475 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Outcry Leads To Another Delay For McKee's Northside Project Mo. Supreme Court Gives Paul McKee Green Light On Northside Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-gives-paul-mckee-green-light-northside-project <p>After over 3 years of litigation, developer Paul McKee’s controversial Northside Regeneration Project is being allowed to proceed.&nbsp; On Tuesday the Missouri Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision blocking McKee’s use of so-called "Tax Increment Financing," (TIF) for the development.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:44:30 +0000 Adam Allington 25278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court Gives Paul McKee Green Light On Northside Project While Northside Waits, Clemens House Crumbles http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/while-northside-waits-clemens-house-crumbles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A huge redevelopment project on St. Louis’ north side has been in a holding pattern for years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lawsuit challenged the city’s authorization of millions of dollars in tax incentives for the 1,500-acre development </span>“Northside<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Regeneration.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Supreme Court could rule on the case as early as Tuesday.</span></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:39:53 +0000 Maria Altman 9557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org While Northside Waits, Clemens House Crumbles McKee Asks Mo. House Committee For More Time To Make Use Of Land Assemblage Tax Credits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mckee-asks-mo-house-committee-more-time-make-use-land-assemblage-tax-credits <p>St. Louis developer Paul McKee took center stage Tuesday night&nbsp;at a <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>hearing on legislation that would extend the lifespan of the <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c000-099/0990001205.htm">Distressed Areas Land Assemblage Tax Credit program (DALATC).</a></p><p>The controversial incentives are set to expire August 28th, but if passed,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB423&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 423&nbsp;</a>would push the expiration date to August&nbsp;28th, 2019, giving McKee six more years to get his <a href="http://www.newnorthstl.com/">NorthSide Regeneration Project </a>off the ground.&nbsp; He says the extra time will enable his group to put together large parcels that can be used to lure another Mastercard or another Express Scripts to St. Louis. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:42:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9248 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McKee Asks Mo. House Committee For More Time To Make Use Of Land Assemblage Tax Credits Lawsuit Over NorthSide Project, TIF Law, Heard By Mo. Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-over-northside-project-tif-law-heard-mo-supreme-court <p>St. Louis developer Paul McKee’s NorthSide redevelopment plan took center stage today at the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court</a>.</p><p>He’s been seeking nearly $400 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF)&nbsp;from the city – but the project has been on hold since Circuit Judge Robert Dierker ruled two years ago that&nbsp;its details are too vague to justify awarding TIF dollars and for declaring two square miles of north St. Louis as blighted.&nbsp; Cheryl Nelson is one of the plaintiffs.&nbsp; She says McKee’s project has wrecked the property value of her home. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:44:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6887 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit Over NorthSide Project, TIF Law, Heard By Mo. Supreme Court