After decades of giving derelict property owners a pass and being unsuccessful at unloading these run down dwellings on the community, the city is tearing them down to make way for more empty lots under the guise of ‘rebuilding’.
Before this the policy was
““I would say it like this: When the building fell down, we came and picked it up out of the street,” Krewson said.”
“Residents are not trusting at this point,”
‘Rebuilding a city’: Demolition activity in St. Louis up one year after Krewson outlined vacancy plan
Demolition of abandoned, broken buildings is on the rise. The number of properties held by the city’s land bank is down. Contractors are, for the most part, following a new,