City wants residents to have a voice in the development of new NGA site

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – When a $1.7 billion dollar investment lands in north city in the next few years, projects around it are expected to start springing up.

Monday at the Gateway Community Foundation the City of St. Louis is hosting a meeting to hear from citizens about what they`d like to be developed around the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency site.

The meeting is the start of an ongoing process that could be packed with neighborhood improvements and jobs.

Now that it`s officials the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is coming to north city there`s no doubt in city officials minds that many businesses, industries, developers, restaurants and services will follow.

Over 3,000 people will be working at the NGA every day, and they will need places to eat, and live and shop.

Now is the chance for folks who already live in the area to have a voice in what the neighborhood will look like in the near future.

City officials are touting the development that has occurred in other parts of the city such as Cortex is created with bringing in IKEA, St. Louis University’s constant improvements, and SSM to build a new half $500 million dollar hospital.

Tuesday people in the construction and demolition business will learn how they can get work preparing the land for the new NGA site