City to demolish dozens of buildings for redevelopment

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Monday afternoon Mayor Slay and city officials announced a plan to demolish more than two dozen buildings in the City of St. Louis. The hope is that removing the dangerous buildings will stabilize neighborhoods, spur development and curb crime.

The first buildings to be demolished will be 26 vacant buildings near Ranken Technical College. Ranken has committed nearly $10 million to redevelop the neighborhood, purchase 200 lots and to constructing new homes with its carpentry students.