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File #: RES 14-1251    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 7/23/2014
Title: Resolution Authorizing Acquisition of Tax Forfeited Properties at 667 Lafond Avenue and 632 Edmund Avenue in Ward 1, Thomas Dale District 7, 675 Aurora Avenue in Ward 1, Summit-University District 8, 77 Congress Street West in Ward 2, West side District 3, 674 Rivoli Street and 978 Desoto Street in Ward 5, Payne Phalen District 5, 1863 Montana Avenue East in Ward 6, Greater East Side District 2, 1000 Jessamine Avenue East in Ward 6, Payne Phalen District 5, 1644 Reaney Avenue in Ward 7, Sunray-Battlecreek-Highwood District 1 and 983 Minnehaha Avenue East, 1111 McLean Avenue and 1372 McLean Avenue in Ward 7, Dayton's Bluff District 4
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: HRA, Real Estate - Conveyance, Tax Forfeited Property, Ward - 1, Ward - 2, Ward - 5, Ward - 6, Ward - 7
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Attachment A - Resolution, 3. Attachment B - Ramsey County Policy, 4. Attachment C - HRA Tax Forfeit Property Hold Policy and Sales Procedure, 5. Attachment D - Summary Background of the Tax Forfeit Properties, 6. Attachment E - Maps, 7. Attachment F - Ramsey County Breakdown of Costs, 8. Attachment G - Public Purpose, 9. Attachment H - District 1 Profile, 10. Attachment H - District 2 Profile, 11. Attachment H - District 3 Profile, 12. Attachment H - District 4 Profile, 13. Attachment H - District 5 Profile, 14. Attachment H - District 7 Profile, 15. Attachment H - District 8 Profile
Related files: RES 14-867, RLH OA 14-14
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Resolution Authorizing Acquisition of Tax Forfeited Properties at 667 Lafond Avenue and 632 Edmund Avenue in Ward 1, Thomas Dale District 7, 675 Aurora Avenue in Ward 1, Summit-University District 8, 77 Congress Street West in Ward 2, West side District 3, 674 Rivoli Street and 978 Desoto Street in Ward 5, Payne Phalen District 5, 1863 Montana Avenue East in Ward 6, Greater East Side District 2, 1000 Jessamine Avenue East in Ward 6, Payne Phalen District 5, 1644 Reaney Avenue in Ward 7, Sunray-Battlecreek-Highwood District 1 and 983 Minnehaha Avenue East, 1111 McLean Avenue and 1372 McLean Avenue in Ward 7, Dayton's Bluff District 4

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WHEREAS, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota ("HRA") has duly adopted and there is now in legal effect a City-Wide Redevelopment Plan for the acquisition and rehabilitation and resale of properties which involve the Thomas Dale District 7 area, Summit-University District 8, Greater East Side District 2, Sunray-Battlecreek-Highwood District 1, Dayton's Bluff District 4, West Side District 3 area and Payne Phalen District 5 area which are all part of the plans; and

WHEREAS, HRA recognizes the problems created by vacant lots and blighting properties in its neighborhoods not being maintained or being of value to the community, and also recognizes the need to take the initiative to convert these lots and dilapidated structures into safe, decent and affordable home ownership opportunities and/or improve neighborhood land use; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul supports increased volume in the treatment of vacant lots and dilapidated structures where possible by all developers, including for-profit and nonprofit entities, and with these objectives in mind, the City needs to assist other potential developers of properties and take full advantage of the opportunity to redevelop properties; and

WHEREAS, Ramsey County has approved a new policy to create incentives for developmen...

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