They allow buildings to get to this point, giving property owners a free pass on the maintenance and upkeep. In many cases the city owns these vacant homes. And to them it makes more sense to allow the to get to this condition and tear them down leaving an empty lot (in many instances leaving neighborhoods with more empty lots than homes) rather than hold property owners accountable and keep residents in their homes. <br><br>The lucky ones, those who’s homes are still standing in these derelict neighborhoods are taxed to fund everything from more oppressive policing to funding stadiums. <br><br>Major League Soccer is not gonna fix this.

They allow buildings to get to this point, giving property owners a free pass on the maintenance and upkeep. In many cases the city owns these vacant homes. And to them it makes more sense to allow the to get to this condition and tear them down leaving an empty lot (in many instances leaving neighborhoods with more empty lots than homes) rather than hold property owners accountable and keep residents in their homes.

The lucky ones, those who's homes are still standing in these derelict neighborhoods are taxed to fund everything from more oppressive policing to funding stadiums.

Major League Soccer is not gonna fix this.

Demolitions increase in frequency as St. Louis tries to combat vacant buildings

The City of St. Louis plans to knock down nearly three times as many vacant buildings this fiscal year than it did the year before. It's part of an effort
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