Mayor Slay Missouri Legislature North St. Louis Northside Regeneration

"Land Trust" Idea Gaining Support

Tax credits could revive land trusts – David Nicklaus (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 14)

Kinder says the tax credits won’t work for a developer who wants to displace residents. No more than 5 percent of the acreage in a targeted area can consist of owner-occupied homes, and Kinder said he’s willing to consider language that will protect renters, too.

Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay’s chief of staff, says he’s excited about the proposal. “This would be a bold stroke,” he said. “We are cobbling together a lot of cool stuff in this city already. This would allow for something really innovative and imaginative and comprehensive.”

One immediate question:

Does “innovative and imaginative and comprehensive” include Paul McKee’s plans for the near north side?