Just a reminder that Jay Nixon's Tax Credit Review Commission is holding a public hearing tonight from 3:00 to 9:00 pm at the Old Post Office at 815 Olive Street. Public testimony regarding the tax credits will be taken from 4:00-6:00 and 7:00-9:00, so you do not need to be present for the entire evening.
The photo above is of the restored lobby of the Paul Brown Loft Apartments, which are right across Olive from the Old Post Office. This building and dozens more would not have been restored if it was not for the Missouri Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. Like the Ambassador Theater Building and many others that were demolished before 1998, the Paul Brown could have very well ended up meeting the wrecking ball. Instead, it was renovated for a new use which with all of the other historic tax credit projects has brought a renewed vibrancy to Downtown St. Louis. Please consider taking an hour or two of your time tonight to come let the Tax Credit Review Commission know that Missouri should not cut Historic Tax Credits, but that we should continue to be a leader instead of the "show me" state.