McKee’s overall plan for the north side was thrown into question last summer. The city of St. Louis claimed the developer was in default and moved to sever the agreement.
“Everything has its process,” McKee said, adding the project, originally announced in 2016, probably should have been completed sooner.
“It’s the end of the beginning, and it’s the beginning of a new day,” he said.
The project is partially funded by a one-percent community-improvement district sales tax and $2.8 million dollars in tax-increment financing.
McKee is planning to re-submit a request for permits for a three-bed urgent-care center in the former Pruitt-Igoe housing site, which is also in the Northside Regeneration footprint. He says 500 new residential units are under construction.