Belleville aldermen on Monday voted 12-3 to give $1.2 million in TIF money to Auffenberg Ford, which will in turn spend at least $2 million on renovations on the dealership on South Illinois Street, produce $24 million annually in revenue that is subject to sales tax and stay in business for 15 years.
Four years ago, aldermen radically changed the ways landlords deal with tenants when the City Council passed what’s called the “crime-free” housing ordinance in an effort to reduce crime in rental properties.
Belleville leaders are considering a plan to give $1.2 million in tax increment financing money to Auffenberg Ford if the dealership remodels its existing site on South Illinois Street and promises to stay in business for 15 years.
The 4204 Main Street Brewing Co. is ramping up its brewery operations with beers now being distributed from its new production line on Belleville’s west side and the hiring of three new brewers, including one from Schlafly Beer in St. Louis.
Belleville City Council members on Monday night took their first official votes regarding the 24-hour Walmart Supercenter proposed for the intersection of South 74th Street and Illinois 15 and approved five Walmart requests.