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File #: RES PH 16-183    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 6/8/2016
Title: Resolution Authorizing and Approving the Following: 1. Authorization to Acquire 3 Tax Forfeited Properties in Ward 6, Payne Phalen District 5 and Ward 7, Dayton's Bluff District 4 and to Convey Same to Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services. 2. Authorizatoin to Acquire 2 Tax Forfeited Properties Both in Ward 1, Summit-University District 8 and Authorization to Convey Same to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. 3. Authorization to Acquire 2 Tax Forfeited Properties in Ward 1, Thomase Dale District 7 and Ward 1, Summit-University District 8 and Authorization to Convey Same to Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation. 4. Authorization to Acquire 7 Tax Forfeited Properties in Ward 6, Payne Phalen District 5 and Authorization to Convey Same to East Side Neighborhood Development Company, Inc.
Sponsors: Dan Bostrom
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Ramsey County Policy, 3. Maps of Properties, 4. Ramsey County Breakdown of Costs
Related files: RES 14-867
Title
Resolution Authorizing and Approving the Following: 1. Authorization to Acquire 3 Tax Forfeited Properties in Ward 6, Payne Phalen District 5 and Ward 7, Dayton's Bluff District 4 and to Convey Same to Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services. 2. Authorizatoin to Acquire 2 Tax Forfeited Properties Both in Ward 1, Summit-University District 8 and Authorization to Convey Same to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. 3. Authorization to Acquire 2 Tax Forfeited Properties in Ward 1, Thomase Dale District 7 and Ward 1, Summit-University District 8 and Authorization to Convey Same to Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation. 4. Authorization to Acquire 7 Tax Forfeited Properties in Ward 6, Payne Phalen District 5 and Authorization to Convey Same to East Side Neighborhood Development Company, Inc.
Body
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 Dayton’s Bluff District 4 area, Payne Phalen District 5 area, Thomas Dale District 7 area and Summit-University District 8 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 HRA 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 HRA needs to assist other potential developers of properties and take full advantage of the opportunity to redevelop properties; and

WHEREAS, Ramsey C...

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