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File #: RES PH 16-64    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/2/2016
Title: Approving and authorizing execution of agreements related to construction, remediation and infrastructure for a soccer stadium development, and a Funding Agreement with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and related actions.
Sponsors: Dai Thao, Chris Tolbert, Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Spending Detail, 2. Attachment B - Ground Lease, 3. Attachment C - Development Agreement, 4. Attachment D - Playing and Use Agreement, 5. Attachment E - Environmental Project Management Agreement, 6. Attachment F - Funding Agreement City-HRA, 7. Amended Soccer Language 03022016, 8. Dietz support of soccer stadium, 9. Ethen support of soccer stadium, 10. Lundberg Email - Soccer Stadium Support, 11. Zeller support of soccer stadium, 12. Bossert support of soccer stadium, 13. Hunt comments re soccer stadium, 14. Peterson support of soccer stadium, 15. Winter opposition to soccer stadium, 16. Winsor opposition to TIF for soccer stadium, 17. King support of soccer stadium, 18. UFCW Local 1189 concerns re soccer stadium, 19. Crist Email - Soccer Stadium Support, 20. Tetta support for soccer stadium, 21. Spaulding support for soccer stadium, 22. Sullivan support of soccer stadium, 23. Nagel support of soccer stadium, 24. Erstad comment re soccer stadium
Related files: RES 16-1407, RES PH 17-193, RES 17-1404, RES PH 17-267, RES 17-1815, RES PH 17-323, Ord 17-64
Title
Approving and authorizing execution of agreements related to construction, remediation and infrastructure for a soccer stadium development, and a Funding Agreement with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and related actions.

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Whereas, MUSC Holdings LLC (hereinafter “the Team”) approached City officials expressing an interest in developing a stadium (hereinafter “the Stadium”) for a Major League Soccer team on or near 400 N. Snelling Avenue (“Property”) in the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (hereinafter “the City”), and asking for the support of the City in this development; and
Whereas, on August 26, 2015, the Council passed and the Mayor thereafter approved RES 15-1539, expressing support for the development of the Stadium, including support for State legislation granting property tax exemption for the Stadium site; and
Whereas, the Property is owned by the Metropolitan Council and is commonly known as the “Bus Barn Site”, and
Whereas, City staff and officials conducted extensive discussions and negotiations with representatives of the Team and representatives of the Metropolitan Council with the goal of entering into various agreements on the terms, among others, that the Team would pay for all the costs of designing, constructing and operating the Stadium, that the City would rent the Bus Barn Site from the Metropolitan Council and together with the Team and Metropolitan Council would collaborate on any contamination clean-up necessary (“Remediation”), that the City would sublease the Bus Barn Site to the Team and the Team would pay the rent to the City, and that the City would pay the costs for standard infrastructure for the Stadium Site (“Infrastructure”); and
Whereas, funding for the City’s obligations for the Remediation work and installation of Infrastructure will come from the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (“HRA”) under a Funding Agreement between the C...

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