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Lawsuit Filed to Try to Save Century Building

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The Century Building in downtown St. Louis

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis city resident filed a lawsuit Wednesday in an effort to keep the Century Building in downtown St. Louis.

Marcia Behrendt's suit says federal and state officials should deny tax credits on the renovation of the Old Post Office if the Century Building is razed and replaced with a parking garage.

That garage is considered a key part of the $70 million redevelopment plan for the Old Post Office district.

Behrendt said she filed the lawsuit to protect the downtown cityscape. But civic leaders have already received approval for tax credits for the redevelopment. Several have also said they think the plan for court, school and retail space could breathe new life into a blighted part of downtown.

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