ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) - The You Paid For it Team investigates a disaster of a project that cost taxpayers more than $2 Million Dollars and left homeowners in a lurch.
The Ville Phillips Housing subdivision in North St. Louis has fallen on hard times since taxpayers shelled out $2.4 million dollars a few years back to make it possible.
It was supposed to be a 200 home subdivision but only 10 houses were built.
The houses that cost $160,000 and up now sell for about half that.
A lot of the land taxpayers bought still sits vacant. The current Alderman of the Ward says it's likely to stay that way.
The subdivision is still surrounded by derelict buildings that were supposed to be gone by now.
Alderman Sam Moore calls it a bad idea from the start and a bad deal for your $2.4 million. The Alderman responsible for this deal was voted out but the new Aldermen is blunt about this project that should have stayed on the drawing board.
Meanwhile if you spot questionable government spending, make sure you call our hotline 800-846-KTVI.
After all You Paid For It.