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File #: RES 15-2015    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/18/2015
Title: Waiving the signature requirement of William Law, Art Space, to expand the Downtown Commercial Development District and directing the pertinent City officials to schedule a public hearing.
Sponsors: Dave Thune
Attachments: 1. DSI - Downtown CDD Petition
Related files: Ord 15-79
Title
Waiving the signature requirement of William Law, Art Space, to expand the Downtown Commercial Development District and directing the pertinent City officials to schedule a public hearing.
Body
WHEREAS, William Law, Art Space, submitted a petition to expand the Downtown Commercial Development District to the Department of Safety and Inspections pursuant to Saint Paul City Charter § 17.07.1 and Saint Paul Legislative Code § 409.20(a); and
WHEREAS, the petition requirements call for written consent of two-thirds of the real estate parcels within the proposed expanded commercial development district as well as owners of two-thirds of the real estate parcels within one hundred (100) feet of the new or expanded commercial development district; and
WHEREAS, due to the mixed commercial and residential nature of the properties abutting the proposed expansion, as well as the exceedingly high number of signatures required, the petitioner has requested that the city council, pursuant to Saint Paul Legislative Code § 409.20(b), waive the requirements for consent signatures and initiate the process for creating or expanding a commercial development district; and
WHEREAS, the city council finds that due to the nature of the number and types of properties in and surrounding the proposed district expansion, requiring consent from two-thirds (2/3) of all owners would create a hardship to the petitioner; and
WHEREAS, the planning commission has been consulted for advice concerning the proposal for the expanded commercial development district and the commission’s report finds the proposal for such an expansion consistent with the city’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance; now therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the signature requirement for the petition to expand the Downtown Commercial Development District filed by William Law, Art Space, is hereby waived; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that a public hearing shall be scheduled to consider the proposal to expand the Downtown...

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