A huge redevelopment project on St. Louis’ north side has been in a holding pattern for years.
A lawsuit challenged the city’s authorization of millions of dollars in tax incentives for the 1,500-acre development “Northside Regeneration.”
The Missouri Supreme Court could rule on the case as early as Tuesday.
But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports, the years of waiting for work to begin have left questions about whether developer Paul McKee can really pull off his expansive plan.
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A new Starbucks opened Friday in a Midtown St. Louis building often called the 'flying saucer.'
The modern building faced an uncertain future last year when Del Taco closed and the developer Rick Yackey wanted to tear it down.
Preservationists and even some politicians fought for the saucer, and Yackey changed his mind, instead luring national tenants.
St. Louis architectural historian Michael Allen says it was a big save.
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