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BULLET St. Louis City Ordinance 64592

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FLOOR SUBSTITUTE
BOARD BILL NO. [98] 235

INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN CRAIG SCHMID, MARGARET VINING, PAUL BECKERLE

An ordinance affirming that the area blighted by Ordinance 63865, known as the Gravois/South Grand/Meramec ("Area") as described in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and incorporated by reference, is a blighted area as defined in Section 99.320 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1986, as amended, (the "Statute" being Sections 99.300 to 99.715 inclusive), affirming that redevelopment and rehabilitation of the Area is in the interest of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people of the City; approving the Amended Blighting Study and Plan dated November 17, 1998 for the Area ("Amended Plan"), incorporated herein by Exhibit "B", pursuant to Section 99.430; finding that certain property in the Area may be acquired by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Louis ("LCRA") through the exercise of eminent domain or otherwise; finding that the property within the Area is currently partially occupied and the Redeveloper shall be responsible for providing relocation assistance pursuant to the Amended Plan to any eligible occupants displaced as a result of implementation of the Amended Plan; finding that financial aid may be necessary to enable the Area to be redeveloped in accordance with the Amended Plan; finding that there shall be available up to ten (10) year tax abatement; and pledging cooperation of the Board of Aldermen and requesting various officials, departments, boards and agencies of the City to cooperate and exercise their respective powers in a manner consistent with the Plan.

WHEREAS, there is a need for the LCRA, a public body corporate and politic created under Missouri law, to undertake the development of the above described Area as a Land Clearance Project under said Statute, pursuant to plans by or presented to the LCRA under Section 99.430.1 (4); and

WHEREAS, by Ordinance 63865, this Board found the property located in the Gravois/South Grand/Meramec Area to be a "blighted area" as defined in Section 99.320 (3) of the Statute and said property remains blighted; and

WHEREAS, by Ordinance 63865, this Board also approved a Redevelopment Plan for the Area, dated May 28, 1996; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable and in the public interest to amend the Redevelopment Plan approved by Ordinance 63865 by modifying the use provisions; and

WHEREAS, the LCRA has recommended such an amended plan to the Community Development Commission ("CDC") and to this St. Louis Board of Aldermen ("Board"), titled "Amended Blighting Study and Plan for Gravois/South Grand/Meramed", dated May 28, 1996, amended November 17, 1998, consisting of a Title Page, a Table of Contents Page, and fifteen (15) numbered pages, attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit "B" ("Amended Plan"); and

WHEREAS, under the provisions of the Statute, and of the federal financial assistance statutes, it is required that this Board take such actions as may be required to approve the Amended Plan; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable and in the public interest that a public body, the LCRA, undertake and administer the Plan in the Area; and

WHEREAS, the LCRA and CDC have made and presented to this Board the studies and statements required to be made and submitted by Section 99.430 and this Board has been fully apprised by the LCRA and CDC of the facts and is fully aware of the conditions in the Area; and

WHEREAS, the Amended Plan has been presented and recommended by LCRA and CDC to this Board for review and approval; and

WHEREAS, a general plan has been prepared and is recognized and used as a guide for the general development of the City and CDC has advised this Board that the Plan conforms to said general plan; and

WHEREAS, this Board has duly considered the reports, recommendations and certifications of the LCRA and CDC; and

WHEREAS, the Amended Plan does prescribe land use and street and traffic patterns which may require, among other things, the vacation of public rights-of-way, the establishment of new street and sidewalk patterns or other public actions; and

WHEREAS, this Board is cognizant of the conditions which are imposed on the undertaking and carrying out of a redevelopment project, including those relating to prohibitions against discrimination because of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the requirements of Section 99.430 of the Statute, this Board advertised that a public hearing would be held by this Board on the Amended Plan, and said hearing was held at the time and place designated in said advertising and all those who were interested in being heard were given a reasonable opportunity to express their views; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary that this Board take appropriate official action respecting the approval of the Amended Plan.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION ONE. The finding of the Board of Aldermen, by St. Louis Ordinance 63865, that certain property described therein (and described herein as Exhibit "A" attached hereto and incorporated herein) is a blighted area, as defined in Section 99.320(3) of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1986, as amended (the "Statute" being Section 99.300 to 99.715 inclusive, as amended) is hereby confirmed.

SECTION TWO. The redevelopment of the Area as described in Exhibit "A", as provided by the Statute, is necessary and in the public interest, and is in the interest of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people of the City.

SECTION THREE. The Area qualifies as a redevelopment area in need of redevelopment under the provision of the Statute, and the Area is blighted as defined in Section 99.320 of the Statute.

SECTION FOUR. The Amended Blighting Study and Plan for the Area, amended November 17, 1998 ("Amended Plan") having been duly reviewed and considered, is hereby approved and incorporated herein by reference, and the President or Clerk of this St. Louis Board of Aldermen ("Board") is hereby directed to file a copy of said Amended Plan with the Minutes of this meeting.

SECTION FIVE. The Amended Plan for the Area is feasible and conforms to the general plan for the City.

SECTION SIX. The financial aid provided and to be provided for financial assistance pertaining to the Area is necessary to enable the redevelopment activities to be undertaken in accordance with the Amended Plan for the Area, and the proposed financing plan for the Area is feasible.

SECTION SEVEN. The Amended Plan for the Area will afford maximum opportunity, consistent with the sound needs of the City as a whole, for the redevelopment of the Area by private enterprise, and private developments to be sought pursuant to the requirements of the Statute.

SECTION EIGHT. The Amended Plan for the Area provides that the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Louis ("LCRA") may acquire any property in the Area by the exercise of eminent domain, except owner-occupied residences.

SECTION NINE. The property within the Area is currently partially occupied. All eligible occupants displaced by the Redeveloper ("Redeveloper" being defined in Section Thirteen, below) shall be given relocation assistance by the Redeveloper at its expense, in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, regulations and policies.

SECTION TEN. The Amended Plan for the Area gives due consideration to the provision of adequate public facilities.

SECTION ELEVEN. In order to implement and facilitate the effectuation of the Amended Plan hereby approved it is found and determined that certain official actions must be taken by this Board and accordingly this Board hereby:

(a) Pledges its cooperation in helping to carry out the Amended Plan;

(b) Requests the various officials, departments, boards and agencies of the City, which have administrative responsibilities, likewise to cooperate to such end and to execute their respective functions and powers in a manner consistent with the Amended Plan; and

(c) Stands ready to consider and take appropriate action upon proposals and measures designed to effectuate the Amended Plan.

SECTION TWELVE. All parties participating as owners or purchasers of property in the Area for redevelopment ("Redeveloper") shall agree for themselves and their heirs, successors and assigns that they shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap in the sale, lease, or rental of any property or improvements erected or to be in the Area or any part thereof and those covenants shall run with the land, shall remain in effect without limitation of time, shall be made part of every contract for sale, lease, or rental of property to which Redeveloper is a party, and shall be enforceable by the LCRA, the City and the United States of America.

SECTION THIRTEEN. In all contracts with private and public parties for redevelopment of any portion of the Area, all Redevelopers shall agree:

(a) To use the property in accordance with the provisions of the Amended Plan, and be bound by the conditions and procedures set forth therein and in this Ordinance;

(b) That in undertaking construction under the agreement with the LCRA and the Amended Plan, bona fide minority and women subcontractors and material suppliers will be solicited and fairly considered for subcontracts and purchase orders by the general contractor and other subcontractors under the general construction contracts let directly by the Redeveloper;

(c) To be bound by the conditions and procedures regarding the utilization of minority and women business enterprises established by the Community Development Commission of the City ("CDC");

(d) To adhere to the requirements of the Executive Order of the Mayor of the City, dated July 24, 1997.

(e) To comply with the requirements of Ordinance No. 60275 of the City;

(f) To cooperate with those programs and methods supplied by the City with the purpose of accomplishing, pursuant to this paragraph, minority and women subcontractors and material supplier participation in the construction under this Agreement. The Redeveloper will report semi-annually during the construction period the results of its endeavors under this paragraph, to the Office of the Mayor and the President of this Board; and

(g) That the language of this Section Fourteen shall be included in its general construction contract and other construction contracts let directly by Redeveloper.

The term MBE shall mean a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, profit or non-profit organization owned, operated and controlled by minority group members who have at least fifty-one percent (51%) ownership. The minority group member(s) must have operational and management control and interest in capital and earnings commensurate with their percentage of ownership. The term Minority Group Member(s) shall mean persons legally residing in the United States who are Black, Hispanic, Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or Native Hawaiian), Asian Pacific American (persons with origins from Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Samoa, Guam, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Laos, Cambodia or Taiwan) or Asian Indian American (persons with origins from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh). The term WBE shall mean a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, profit or non-profit organization owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women who have at least fifty-one percent (51%) ownership. The woman or women must have operational and managerial control and interest in capital and earnings commensurate with their percentage of ownership.

The term "Redeveloper" as used in this Section shall include its successors in interest and assigns.

SECTION FOURTEEN. The Redeveloper may seek ten (10) year tax abatement only pursuant to Sections 99.700 - 99.715, Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1986, as amended, upon application as provided therein.

In lieu of the ten (10) year abatement outlined above, a Redeveloper which is an urban redevelopment corporation formed pursuant to Chapter 353 of the Missouri Statutes shall hereby be entitled to real property ad valorem tax abatement for a total period of up to ten (10) years from the commencement of such tax abatement, in accordance with the following provisions:

If property in the Area is sold by the LCRA to an urban redevelopment corporation formed pursuant to Chapter 353 of the Missouri Statutes, or if any such corporation shall own property within the Area, then for the first ten (10) years after the date the redevelopment corporation shall acquire title to such property, taxes on such property shall be based upon the assessment of land, exclusive of any improvements thereon, during the calendar year preceding the calendar year during which such corporation shall have acquired title to such property. In addition to such taxes, any such corporation shall for the same ten (10) year period make a payment in lieu of taxes to the Collector of Revenue of the City of St. Louis in an amount based upon the assessment on the improvements located on the property during the calendar year preceding the calendar year during which such corporation shall have acquired title to such property. If property shall be tax exempt because it is owned by the LCRA and leased to any such corporation, then such corporation for the first ten (10) years of such lease shall make payments in lieu of taxes to the Collector of Revenue of the City in an amount based upon the assessment on the property, including land and improvements, during the calendar year preceding the calendar year during which such corporation shall lease such property.

All payments in lieu of taxes shall be a lien upon the property and, when paid to the Collector of Revenue of the City shall be distributed as all other property taxes. These partial tax relief and payment in lieu of taxes provisions, during up to said ten (10) year period, shall inure to the benefit of all successors in interest in the property of the redevelopment corporation, so long as such successors shall continue to use such property as provided in this Plan and in any contract with the LCRA. In no event shall such benefits extend beyond ten (10) years after the redevelopment corporation shall have acquired title to the property.

SECTION FIFTEEN. Any proposed modification which will substantially change the Amended Plan, shall be approved by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in the same manner as the Amended Plan was first approved. This Plan expressly contemplates the possible demolition of buildings in City Block 1607 for the purpose of market rate single family, residential housing and permitted commercial purposes in accordance with all City Ordinances. Modifications which will substantially change the Amended Plan include, but are not necessarily limited to, modifications on the use of eminent domain, to the length of tax abatement, to the boundaries of the Area, to the provisions related to land uses as set forth in Section B.2 of the Amended Plan and to the provision for issuing occupancy permits, building permits, demolition permits, or sign permits to the Amended Plan or to other items which alter the nature or intent of the Amended Plan.

The Amended Plan may be otherwise modified (e.g. urban design regulations, development schedule) by the LCRA, provided that such revisions shall be effective only upon the consent of the CDC.

SECTION SIXTEEN. The sections of this Ordinance shall be severable. In the event that any section of this Ordinance is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the remaining sections of this Ordinance are valid, unless the court finds the valid sections of the Ordinance are so essential and inseparably connected with and dependent upon the void section that it cannot be presumed that this Board would have enacted the valid sections without the void ones, or unless the court finds that the valid sections standing alone are incomplete and are incapable of being executed in accordance with the legislative intent.



Legislative History
1ST READING REF TO COMM COMMITTEE COMM SUB COMM AMEND
12/11/9812/11/98HUDZ
2ND READING FLOOR AMEND FLOOR SUB PERFECTN PASSAGE
01/15/9901/22/9901/22/9901/29/99
ORDINANCE VETOED VETO OVR
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