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Residents Decry Paul McKee's North St. Louis Development Plan

Posted: Aug 29, 2013 11:34 AM by The Associated Press
Updated: Sep 1, 2013 4:00 PM

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ST. LOUIS - St. Louis residents who live near a proposed redevelopment project north of downtown say they haven't been adequately consulted about the ambitious effort.

The city's Tax Increment Financing Commission met Wednesday but delayed a vote on developer Paul McKee's NorthSide Regeneration Project until Sept. 11.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that neighborhood residents demanded a bigger role and criticized McKee for not seeking their advice. Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. suggested he would oppose the project unless more neighborhood input is sought.

McKee says he has held more than 140 community meetings about his project. The city approved a $390 million tax increment financing package for the project in 2009, but lawsuits have delayed the effort.

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