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File #: RES PH 16-212    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/3/2016
Title: Amending the 2014 Capital Improvement Budget by adding $50,000 from the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program Funds (STAR Tracking Number 15-320, Project Code 212-10545) for Dickerman Park Improvements.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Ward: Dickerman Park, STAR, Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. Dickerman Park MOU STAR-PED $50000.pdf, 2. Dickerman Park $50K STAR Grant
Title
Amending the 2014 Capital Improvement Budget by adding $50,000 from the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program Funds (STAR Tracking Number 15-320, Project Code 212-10545) for Dickerman Park Improvements.

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WHEREAS, the Property bounded by Fairview on the west, Aldine on the east, private property approximately 100 feet north of University Avenue on the north, and University Avenue on the south, was donated to the City in 1909 for park and parkway purposes; and

WHEREAS, buildings were constructed up to the lot line in the early 1900s and the 1950s and parking was allowed on park land in 1957 with another lot constructed in 1976 contributing to the lack of visibility and viability of the land as a park; and

WHEREAS, the City’s ownership of the land was inadvertently omitted from parkland inventory and planning until the 1990s when the Dickerman Family approached the City expressing their desire to ensure that the donated land fulfilled the use intended by the donors; and

WHEREAS, since that time, the development of Dickerman Park has been a goal of the City of Saint Paul, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and Ward 4, and also included in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the City’s Central Corridor Development Strategy, Central Corridor Station Area Plans, and the City’s Parks and Recreation Vision Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Green Line opened in June 2014 and there is a strong community desire to demonstrate progress on the development of Dickerman Park and a need to provide quality open space to attract economic development along the corridor; and

WHEREAS, a long term barrier to the establishment of Dickerman Park has been the presence of surface parking and other encroachments within the park; and

WHEREAS, Ward 4 has worked with the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Parks and Recreation to devise a plan to achieve the next steps toward development of Dickerman Park and associated financing; and

WHEREAS, by CF 15-2238, $50,000 was...

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