MISSOURI CIRCUIT COURTTWENTY-SECOND CIRCUIT(City of St. Louis)State of Missouri ex rel.)BONZELLA SMITH, et al.,))Petitioners/Plaintiffs,))and))Elke McIntosh,)No. 0922-CC09379)Div. 18Plaintiff Intervenor,))v.))TIF COMMISSIONERS, etc., et al.,))Respondents/Defendants.)
MEMORANDUM, ORDER AND JUDGMENT
When anybody comes in and they make great promises about howthings are gonna change, until it actually occurs you never know. And[Paul McKee] had a plan of how he was gonna revitalize all of NorthSt. Louis. It may have happened. Again, it ain't. But no one elsehad a plan. * * * The pipe dream means that maybe, maybe not. Let'stake a chance on it. Nobody's gonna get hurt. Let's try it.
Testimony of Alderman Freeman Bosley, Sr.
If you build it, they will come.
Field of Dreams.
Plaintiffs and intervenors seek a writ of mandamus, anddeclaratory and injunctive relief, to prevent implementation ofcertain ordinances of the City of St. Louis contemplating a massiveredevelopment on the north side of the City. Plaintiffs think thatsomebody
"gonna get hurt." Defendants, including the redeveloper,rely on an unprecedented plan that includes, in the words of adistinguished economist, "pie in the sky," and economic projections