Mayor, Congressman Support Regeneration Project

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, October 08 2013 Oct 8, 2013 Tuesday, October 08, 2013 3:08:45 AM CDT October 08, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The mayor of St. Louis and the city's Washington representative are expected to testify Tuesday in support of developer Paul McKee's planned NorthSide Regeneration project.

A subcommittee of the city's Board of Aldermen is scheduled to consider the project Tuesday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that both Mayor Francis Slay and Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. plan to publicly promote the long-awaited plan to revitalize two square miles of blighted neighborhoods using nearly $400 million in city financing.

At the same time, only of the five city aldermen whose districts include the project area were listed as sponsors of the city financing legislation. Two of those local elected leaders have raised concerns about the project's effect on area residents.

 

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