for the amount of protected land in Missouri, and click here
to review Missouri's federal transportation spending.
Center on the States &
Changing Direction: Federal Transportation
Spending in the 1990s. Surface
Transportation Policy Project
For an overview of Missouri's planning and
zoning statutes, see the excellent summary provided by the American
SB 20, Neighborhood Preservation Act (2000)
This act authorizes state tax credits for residential
rehabilitation and construction costs for properties located in distressed
communities or defined census blocks. The following groups are eligible:
· Taxpayers who meet certain requirements
are eligible for a state tax credit of 15% of the eligible costs for a
· Homeowners (or taxpayers) that perform
non-substantial rehabilitation are eligible for a state tax credit of 25%
for the rehabilitation costs of an eligible residence or qualified residence.
· A taxpayer that incurs eligible costs
for substantial rehabilitation of at least ten thousand dollars is eligible
for a state taxcredit of 35% of those costs.
The Neighborhood Preservation Act receives $16Million
in tax credits annually.
Taxpayers are required to submit applications
for the tax credits to the
Department of Economic Development
Community Development Group
Harry S. Truman Building Rm 770
P.O. Box 118
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Or go tohttp://www.ecodev.state.mo.us/nparebuildcomm.htm
HB 1656 The Rebuilding Communities Program
The Rebuilding Communities Program designated
a number of cities and towns in Missouri as communities that would benefit
from economic stimulation through the growth of business. Through
the Rebuilding Communities Tax Incentive Program, the Department of Economic
Development now offers tax credits and financial incentives to encourage
businesses to locate in areas of the state that are the most in need of
a powerful financial boost.
For a listing of entire communities that qualify
as "rebuilding communities" click on the following link: http://188.8.131.52/maps/framehbm.htm
SB 1, Historic Preservation Tax Credit (1997)
SB 1 established the Historic Preservation Tax
Credit program. It allows for a 25% tax credit of the total cost
and expenses of rehabilitation of a historic property. The Missouri
State Historic Preservation Office will certify the structure and rehabilitation.
Structures must be a certified historic structure located in Missouri and
listed individually on the National Register or a structure located in
a certified historic district listed in the National Register of Historic
Places or a local district that has been certified by the U. S. Department
For more information, please contact (573) 751-5981.
Main Street Program
The mission of the Missouri Main Street Program
is to assist communities with a population less than 50,000 to economically
and physically revitalize their downtown by providing the necessary education
and training to implement the National Main Street Centerís Four-Point
Approach: Economic restructuring, design, promotion, and organization.
Main Street is a comprehensive volunteer-based
approach to downtown revitalization. It is a self-help process which is
locally initiated and implemented. Downtown revitalization is encouraged
through economic development within the context of historic preservation.
Economic Assistance Program
REAP provides seed capitol to foster sustainable
community and economic development programs in rural areas. In short, itís
aim is to "prime the pump" to help communities achieve the resources necessary
to establish long term community and economic development efforts.
Seven communities across Missouri are presently receiving REAP funds. By
statute, they may each receive up to $30,000 per year to be used to hire
personnel. There is also a one-third match requirement. Eligibility is
limited to two years, after which the community itself is responsible for
Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Program
Established by the state legislature in 1994,
Missouri's Voluntary Cleanup Program is administered by the Hazardous Waste
administered by the Hazardous Waste Program's Voluntary Cleanup Section
to provide state oversight for voluntary cleanups of properties contaminated
with hazardous substances. Many of the sites entering the VCP are
not heavily contaminated, and are contaminated by sources not
addressed by any of DNR's regulatory programs such as Emergency Response,
Superfund, RCRA or Petroleum Storage Tanks. Nevertheless, the property
owners, business operators, or prospective buyers want the property cleaned
up to standards acceptable to the state, and to receive some type of certification
of the cleanup from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
The project must result in the creation of at
least ten new jobs or the retention of 25 jobs by a private, commercial
operation. The project
also must be approved for the Voluntary Cleanup
Program of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and cannot be
"superfund" site, as defined by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency.
State assistance from the Brownfield program can
be accessed in any of five ways: a matching grant to fund a feasibility
study on an eligible facility; a tax credit for up to 100 percent of the
cost to clean up the environmental hazard; a loan or loan guarantee for
improvements to the site; tax credits for job creation and a grant for
public infrastructure for public improvements to the site.
Brownfield Redevelopment Program
The purpose of the Brownfield Redevelopment Program
is to provide incentives for the redevelopment of commercial/industrial
sites abandoned or underutilized due to contamination caused by hazardous
substances. The State of Missouri provides incentives to businesses that
redevelop and remediate approved sites in accordance with voluntary clean
up procedures established by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The program may be used to rehabilitate an existing building contaminated
with hazardous substances, or to clear existing structures and build a
new facility. The program may also be applicable for contaminated sites
that have no existing structures. For applications please contact:
MO Department of Economic Development
301 West High Street, P.O. Box 118
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-0717
For more information on Missouri's brownfields
programs, please go to http://www.dnr.state.mo.us/financialopp/hazardous_waste.htm
"The fast track; High-speed rail starts strong,
but progress is slow in Midwest," Kansas
City Star. January 19, 2001.
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