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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Celebrate Benton Park and Defend the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits All at Once!

I received the following from Benton Park resident Lysa Young-Bates. It's tomorrow, so take note! The South Side Consumer Dairy is one of my favorite rehabs in the entire city; it's a great note to start off with defending the value (and the necessity) of Missouri's generous historic tax credit program.

Photo Courtesy of Millennium Restoration

Very short notice, but your [Benton Park neighbors] are hosting an event tomorrow at 2919 & 2921 Salena, celebrating a massive revitalization project that was accomplished with historic tax credits. The event includes a documentary viewing of BP's South Side Consumer Dairy — including historic footage, interviews with individuals who once worked in the dairy, and information on the combined efforts and shared vision of multiple organizations to see the property converted from a neighborhood eyesore to award-winning residential housing.

Thursday, March 26 2009
5:30 to 7:00 pm

- documentary viewing starts at 6:00 at 2919 Salena
- wine reception & light refreshments at 2921 Salena

The event has been organized by the Community Development Administration (CDA), City of St Louis, STL-TV 10, Benton Park Community Housing Corporation, Benton Park Neighborhood Association, and Millennium Restoration.

We'd love to see a strong showing in support of our tax credit program!


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