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Forest Park-BJC deal revived


By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – The Forest Park lease deal to Barnes-Jewish Hospital is still alive.

Comptroller Darlene Green has called a special meeting of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment for Friday morning.

Earlier this month the proposal failed to come to a vote in the three-member board because of opposition by Green and Aldermanic President Jim Shrewsbury.

That proposal would have given B-J-C building rights on about nine acres of parkland east of Kingshighway for 2-million dollars a year.

The comptroller said at the time the city could get a better deal.

If the board does approve the plan Friday it still must go before the Board of Aldermen.

The board is out of session but either the board president or the mayor can call a special meeting.