Big plans for the Bannister Mall area got final approval from the city council Thursday.
Cerner Corporation gets big incentives for its $4.5 billion Bannister area redevelopment project. Tax incentives from the city and the state of Missouri total $1.63 billion.
Too much in tax breaks? Councilman Scott Taylor didn't think so.
Plans for redevelopment of the old Bannister Mall area are moving ahead. A City Council committee heard a very optimistic report Wednesday.
The committee that handles economic development approved the city's application for nearly $11 million in state tax breaks for the developer, Cerner Corporation.
Councilman John Sharp told the committee that the state development finance board has already approved the incentives and signs of activity will be seen soon.