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Mo. Supreme Court will hear McKee north St. Louis development case

The fate of a massive redevelopment in north St. Louis city will rest with the Missouri Supreme Court.

In an orderissued today, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District wrote that it agrees with a district court ruling throwing out developer Paul McKee's $8 billion plan for the 1,500-acre site, but "because of the general interest and importance of the questions involved, we order this cause transferred to the Missouri Supreme Court ..."

Judge Robert Dierker ruled almost two years ago that the developer had not provided enough information to the city about his plans, writing at the time that "there must be at least one defined project approved at or before the approval of the [redevelopment] plan."

The appeals court heard arguments in February.


Follow Rachel Lippmann on Twitter: @rlippmann

Rachel is the justice correspondent at St. Louis Public Radio.