A Public Request of Urban Planning Firms in Missouri
I have a request of the urban planning firms in Missouri. I would like to see examples where cities, counties, etc., hired a planning firm to determine the appropriateness of a blighting, conservation, etc., declaration for the purpose of TIF (Tax Increment Financing) or other types of abatements / incentives, and were told “no, they are not applicable here” by the urban planning firm. Are there any such examples, anywhere in Missouri, where planning firms that governments hired gave a negative answer to these types of questions? And I mean a completely negative answer, not a “you can’t do this, but you can do this” answer.
If anyone with a planning firm can send me any such examples, I would appreciate it. You can send them directly to me ([email protected]) or post them in the comments. My guess is that a totally negative answer has never happened in Missouri, at least in the past 20 years. I won’t be totally surprised if it has happened on a very few occasions, and I’d love to be proven wrong by finding a number of examples where it has occurred.