What a coincidence! Ground Zero of Ferguson riots was slated for redevelopment 2 years ago

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On the night of November 24, 2014, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teen Michael Brown, was followed — predictably — by rioting, looting, and burning in Ferguson and environs.

Note: Ferguson is a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, and part of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. To the east of Ferguson are Dellwood and north St. Louis. Blacks comprise the majority of the population in the area:

Ferguson St. Louis map
Altogether, more than a dozen to 25 businesses suffered losses. (For a list of the businesses, click here.)
Here are the before and after images of some of the businesses that were burnt to the ground (for more images, see “Ferguson: Before and After the Riots“):

Advance Auto Parts and Fashion R on West Florissant Avenue just south of Chambers Road

Advance Auto Parts and Fashion R on West Florissant Avenue just south of Chambers Road


TitleMax Title Loans on W. Florissant Ave.

TitleMax Title Loans on W. Florissant Ave.


Little Caesars on N. Florissant Rd

Little Caesars on N. Florissant Rd


Like the four stores above (Advance Auto Parts, Fashion R, TitleMax Title Loans, Little Caesars), most of the businesses that were looted, vandalized, or burned to the ground were in a two-square-mile block on or near Florissant Avenue — Ground Zero of the Nov. 24 riot.
florrisant-ave-map
Ferguson riots businesses destroyed
Three days after the riots, The Buffalo News reported that “Officials of the Missouri Department of Insurance (MDI) met with business owners at the Ferguson Public Library Wednesday to help merchants file claims.” MDI spokesman Chris Cline said: “We’ve been working off a list of businesses that we believed to have been affected and reaching out to them.”
The only thing wrong with this picture is this:
Two years before Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown, setting off a series of protests and riots that culminated in the Devil’s Night of looting and arson on Nov. 24, 2014, there was already a plan — the Saint Louis Great Streets Initiative — to redevelop and revitalize the West Florrisant Avenue corridor.
Here’s a description of the initiative from the City of Dellwood’s website:

St. Louis county Great Streets Initiative – West Florissant Road

In the spring of 2012, elected officials, staff, and residents for the cities of Dellwood, Ferguson, Country Club Hills, Flordell Hills, and Jennings, along with representatives from St. Louis County Highways and Traffic and East West Gateway Council of Governments formed the West Florissant Avenue Committee, recognizing the need for the revitalization of the West Florissant Avenue corridor. The redevelopment strategy for this corridor focused on a 4.5 mile segment of the arterial roadway, beginning south of I-270 and continuing southward through the listed five municipalities, concluding at the city limits of Saint Louis City.
The fundamental goal of this collaborative effort was to compose a strategic plan for the redevelopment of West Florissant Avenue corridor that would significantly improve the quality of life of the individuals who utilize the thoroughfare and also to transform the area to allow increased accessibility and support long term economic development within the corridor.
The City of Dellwood, in partnership with the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County Highways and Traffic has been awarded funds by East-West Gateway Council of Governments for the redevelopment of the West Florissant Road corridor.

St. Louis Great Streets Initiative
How convenient for the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative that the riots did part of their (demolition) work by destroying the businesses along the W. Florissant Ave. corridor, burning some stores clear to the ground!
How convenient for the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative that public donations and state and federal dollars will now pour in to redevelop and rebuild those destroyed businesses along the W. Florrisant Ave. corridor!

What a coincidence!

Now I finally understand why prosecutor Bob McCulloch, knowing full well there would be riots, scheduled his announcement of the grand jury’s decision for night-time, at 8 pm Central time. (See “Are Ferguson riots a planned event?”)
Now I finally understand why Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, although he had already called up the National Guard a week before, held back those same National Guard troops on the night of Nov. 24, in effect giving free rein to those rioters, looters, and arsonists. Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder has accused Nixon of holding back the troops because of pressure from the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Now I finally understand why firefighters in Ferguson did not immediately respond to calls to put out the multiple fires that burned so many businesses to the ground on the night of Nov. 24.

Now I finally “get it” about those paramilitary men recorded on video throwing a flashbang grenade into a car next to Advance Auto Parts — one of the businesses that were burned completely down to the ground. (See “Devil’s Night in Ferguson: paramilitary men set car on fire,)

Paramilitary men in Ferguson riot, Nov. 24, 2014
H/t Jimmy Wen
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Update (Dec. 4, 2014):

KMOV St. Louis reports, Dec. 2, 2014, that some of the businesses that were damaged during the Nov. 24 riots have set up “Go Fund Me” accounts soliciting the public’s donation. I suggest they ask the Saint Louis Great Streets Initiative for help. Go to www.WestFlorissantAve.com.
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “What a coincidence! Ground Zero of Ferguson riots was slated for redevelopment 2 years ago

  1. So, it’s really all about Agenda 21. Unbelievable.

     
  2. Hey it’s all good. Those hoodlums in fergiville are actually civil servants starting the first phase of the reconstruction.
    HUD did the same thing to my childhood neighborhood after the bank redlined my block.
    It’s all good, all good, yeah baby, all good and gettin betta all the time.

     
  3. As FDR famously remarked, “In politics, there are no coincidences.” No doubt HUD will move in next, to ‘help’ residents w/reconstruction….

     
  4. Jeez, let’s hear it for urban renewal… Burn, Baby! Burn!
    https://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/76994000/jpg/_76994258_76994257.jpg

     
  5. went back to Ohio,(Missouri, Minnesota, LA, etc.)
    and my city was gone.

     
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  7. Thank you Dr Eowyn for this great detective work. How could it possibly be that the school in Sandy Hook was already abandoned, and now we have an area that was already “tagged for urban renewal” and they both blow up in our faces(so to speak.) This cannot be coincidental. It brings to mind the old saying, “Fool me once–shame on you, fool me twice–shame on me!” I just hope that enough people will really look at the entire circumstances surrounding what went on in both of these instances.

     
  8. Another excellent find, Doc!

     
  9. Reblogged this on Flying Tiger Comics and commented:
    Urban renewal Nero style
    Now I finally “get it” about those paramilitary men recorded on video throwing a flashbang grenade into a car next to Advance Auto Parts — one of the businesses that were burned completely down to the ground. (See “Devil’s Night in Ferguson: paramilitary men set car on fire,)

     
  10. Well, that explains that night when it all first started, it started real slow, but they let them go. It could have been nipped in the bud, but there was no panic when the fires started.
    This explains a lot, nice job Dr.

     
  11. Dr. E. you constantly amaze me with these stories. If only mainstreams would put this kind of information on, but it just wouldn’t advance their agenda.

     
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  15. Reblogged this on empower181's Blog and commented:
    WOW….This is what you call strategically wiping ppl out of a neighborhood and redevelop, Rid the trash i guess. Plus where did the funds go that was awarded to the cITY oF dELLWOOD BY East-West Gateway Council of Governments for the redevelopment of the West Florissant Road corridor.? bOMBSHELL FIND

     
  16. WOW !!! – I KNEW THERE WAS A HIDDEN AGENDA * I JUST HATE THAT THE YOUNG ONES & ELDERLY HAVE TO LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS PAIN & SUFFERING …Uhhhh …FOR THE BETTER * – MARTIAL LAW – WHAT A NOT Soooo FUNNY JOKE , WITH EVERYONE ELSE’S LIVES & PROPERTY VALUE * BY , STARTING A BIG RACE WAR * I HOPE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICES DOUBLE , AND ALL YOU CROOKED COPS GET CAUGHT UP IN AS MUCH CRAP THAT THIS HAS CAUSED (The GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO LEARN WHAT ” HONESTY IS “. FREEDOM & RESPECT FOR ALL IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE * – NOW PLEASE LET THE YOUNG MIKE BROWN R.I.P. <3 – Concerned *

     
  17. OMG. I found this post by following a “like” on a friends FB page. I reiterate– my friend who is black compelled me to come here… my friendly self who is a white man.
    Yet in this alternate reality post, it says that white cops go around popping black kids for sport. In this alternate reality, white cops cap black kids as part of a greater urban renewal initiative. Are you all effing nuts?
    I don’t even know where to begin to address this. I’m crying and can barely type. WTF is wrong with you? You are not a slave; you NEVER were enslaved, nor were your parents, so where does all your racial hate come from? I am white but I am not a Plantation Owner… far from it. As a white guy, you are more likely to be my boss. So what is your beef?
    Me and my white friends do not drive the streets at night looking to cap black kids.. Nor do white cops cruise the streets at night looking to pop children. The VERY FACT that you make this atrocious claim is insane. Taking it further and saying that snuffing children is part of whitey’s greater urban renewal efforts makes me ill. And tearful. Speechless. Sick to the stomach.
    Please please please….. tell me that this post is parody, humor, or drunken rambling.
    If you truly believe that this post is the truth– that whites orchestrated child slaying as part of an urban development scheme– if you truly believe all of the hatred and vitriol that such a profound proclamation invokes– if you believe all of that which I shown above…. Then please check yourself into the nearest insane asylum for medical therapy.
    Posted with LOVE for all of my friends, black, white or whatever they are labeled.

     
  18. Thank you. You hit the nail right on the head. Thank you for helping get the word out about this complete BS we have been fed. A lot of us (pretty much everyone who isn’t retarded) understood from the beginning that there was absolutely no legitimate reason to make this announcement at 8 o’clock at night, and pieced this together immediately upon hearing the news of the redevelopment project scheduled two years before for the exact same area. One would have to be a zealous believer in coincidences to think that these “protesters” just happened to destroy the area already slated for this project.

     
  19. I was amazed to find your website, as you have the same exact line-of-thinking on the underlying reasons for the Ferguson riots, as me. The reason I came across your site, was b/c I was looking for info, again, on the revitalization of W. Florissant, to show a friend. What I found instead, blew me away, not just b/c of what I stated above, but b/c you showed Advance Auto Parts, as one of the buildings burned, which I had forgotten about. Fast forward to now, of the cop, Michael Slager, shooting, Walter Scott.
    Before Scott was shot, he was first pulled over, in an Advance Auto Parts parking lot. But stranger yet, a man by the SAME NAME of Walter Scott, was promoted, in 2009, to VP of e-commerce, of Advance Auto Parts, and also was made a trustee of the Aftermarket Foundation. Now really, what are the chances of that?!
    https://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=130560&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1344176
    https://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/94127/aftermarket-foundation-adds-to-board-of-trustees

     

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