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St. Louis Blight Authority

Jack Dorsey (left) and Bill Pulte look on as demolition work begins in the Wells Goodfellow neighborhood of St. Louis on July19, 2019.
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There are 7,000 vacant buildings and more than 10,000 vacant lots in St. Louis. Many of the structures are beyond repair, so the demolition of 30 vacant structures will only put a small dent in the blight problem.

The St. Louis Blight Authority is the organization behind a project to clear a four-block area in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. The organizers believe the initiative could be just the beginning of a more far-reaching program.