17th Ward Capital Budget

The 2017-2018 capital budget for the 17th Ward is $329,228, funded partly by the Ward's Capital Funds and by STL Works. Please see below for the full list of projects: Street improvements - $181,228 - $150k for Vandeventer between Chouteau and Tower Grove Avenues, $20k for a joint project with the 24th Ward on Hampton Avenue, and additional remaining funds for several residential streets Sidewalks - $60,000 ADA compliant ramps - $28,000 -  Eight ramps in the Central West End & For...
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Transformation of The Grove by WUMCRC

The following video, created by the Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation, displays the impressive transformation of The Grove over the past 15 years. The success of The Grove is made possible by the direction of the Park Central Development Corporation and the collective effort of residents, businesses, developers, and neighboring institutions and organizations. As alderman of the 17th Ward during this transformation, I look forward to continuing my work with these enti...
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Tax Incentive Reform in St. Louis City

As chair of the Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee, I have initiated a study and review of the current tax incentive system. Aldermanic ward based incentive approvals often disregard analysis of incentive necessity and lack long term strategic planning. To ensure both responsible and beneficial incentive use in to the future, we must shift tax incentive authority away from predominant Alderman control. The articles attached discuss the bureaucracy of St. Louis tax incentives and the...
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