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BILL NO. <br /> <br /> INTRODUCED BY COUNCILMEMBER WAGNER <br /> <br />7996 ORDINANCE NO. 5786 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE AMENDED EASTGATE/WESTGATE <br />URBAN RENEWAL PLAN MO R-43 PREPARED AND SUBMITTED <br />BY THE LAND CLEARANCE FOR REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY <br />OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY CITY AND INCORPORATING <br />THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY PLANNING <br />COMMISSION THEREIN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE <br />PROJECT AREA IN THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY CITY; <br />FINDING SAID PROJECT AREA TO BE A BLIGHTED AREA <br />WHICH SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST; <br />FINDING THAT THE AMENDED PLAN IS FEASIBLE AND IS <br />IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE GENERAL pLAN FOR THE <br />DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY AS A WHOLE; FINDING THAT <br />THE AMENDED PLAN AFFORDS MAXIMUM OPPORTUNITY FOR <br />DEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA; FINDING THAT THE EXERCISE <br />OF THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN WITH RESPECT TO THE <br />PROJECT AREA IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST; FINDING <br />THAT THERE IS A NEED FOR A PLAN OF RELOCATION FOR <br />FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES POTENTIALLY DISPLACED FROM <br />THE PROJECT AREA; AND REQUESTING VARIOUS OFFICIALS, <br />DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICIAL AGENCIES OF THE CITY OF <br />UNIVERSITY CITY TO COOPERATE AND TO EXERCISE THEIR <br />RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS AND POWERS IN A MANNER CON- <br />SISTENT WITH THE AMENDED PLAN; AND CONTAINING A <br />SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, it is desirable and in the public interest that <br />the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of University <br />City, Missouri (hereafter referred to as the "LCRA"), amend <br />the Urban Renewal Plan for the area generally known as the <br />Eastgate/Westgate Urban Renewal Area (hereafter referred to <br />as the "Project Area"), located in the City of University <br />City, Missouri, which is more specifically described in <br />Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein by <br />reference; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council of University City has <br />previously declared the Project Area to be a blighted area in <br />need of redevelopment under Sections 99.300-.715 R.S.Mo., and <br />said blighted conditions are still in existence in the <br />Project Area; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, it is desirable to stimulate improvements in <br />the Project Area to alter or change the blighted character of <br />said Project Area; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the LCRA and the Members of the City Council <br />are fully apprised and aware of the conditions existing in <br />the Project Area and that such conditions are detrimental and <br />a menace to the safety, health and welfare of the City as a <br />whole, and the existence in the area of blighted and <br />economically underutilized parcels of land retards economic <br /> <br />-1- <br /> <br /> <br />