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1. Any city located within a first class county not having a charter form of government and any city having a population of at least eighty thousand, but not more than two hundred thousand, located within a first class county having a charter form of government which county contains a portion of a city having more than four hundred thousand inhabitants may establish special benefit parking districts to provide for the acquisition, improvement and all costs incident thereto, and maintenance of off-street parking facilities.
2. Whenever, upon petition of the owners of fifty-one percent of the assessable square feet of the property to be included in such district, the governing body of any city deems it necessary to condemn or appropriate private property and to assess the cost thereof against property in a benefit district, the governing body shall enact an ordinance setting forth the general nature or purpose of the use to which such private property is to be put, declaring it to be necessary to take and appropriate private property therein described for such purpose, and defining the limits of a benefit district within which private property shall be deemed benefitted or assessed to pay for the property acquired by condemnation, the improvement and all cost incident thereto, and the time and mode of payment of such assessment and the penalty for failure to pay the same when due.
3. Upon enactment of the ordinance prescribed in subsection 1 of this section, the governing body of the city shall proceed with the establishment of the benefit district as prescribed in sections 88.010 to 88.070, and the cost of improving any property acquired through that procedure shall be apportioned in the same manner and along with the costs of such acquisition.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title VII. Cities, Towns and Villages § 88.950. Special benefit parking districts--condemnation, procedure - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-vii-cities-towns-and-villages/mo-rev-st-88-950.html
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