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File #: RES 16-1407    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/17/2016
Title: Committing to Community Benefits at the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site
Sponsors: Dai Thao, Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. SMCAC Report to PC - Final with all attachments 5-27-16
Related files: RES PH 16-64
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Committing to Community Benefits at the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul (hereinafter “the City”) has approved certain agreements with MUSC Holdings LLC (hereinafter “the Team”) with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Minnesota United Soccer Club, LLC (hereinafter “the Club”) for the development of a stadium (hereinafter “the Stadium”) for a Major League Soccer team on or near 400 N. Snelling Avenue (“Stadium Site”) including but not limited to a Development Agreement; a Playing and Use Agreement; and an Environmental Project Management Agreement; all approved by the City Council, RES-PH 16-64, on March 2, 2016; and
WHEREAS, abutting the Stadium Site to the north are parcels owned by RK Midway (“RKM”) which are presently used for a number of commercial uses commonly known as the
Midway Shopping Center (“MSC Site”); and

WHEREAS, RKM has expressed a desire to redevelop the MSC Site; and

WHEREAS, the Team and RKM desire to integrate their redevelopment plans for the Stadium Site and the MSC Site in order to create a 35-acre mixed-use neighborhood bounded by Interstate-94, Snelling and University Avenues, and Pascal Street (hereinafter “the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site”); and have proposed a master plan to that effect; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval of the master plan, and articulated additional goals for future development of the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site, based on community input received from the Snelling-Midway Community Advisory Committee, Snelling-Midway Jobs Strategy Workgroup, and other public engagement opportunities; and

WHEREAS, construction of the Stadium will be the first phase of the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site; and

WHEREAS, the City has determined that the construction and operation of the Stadium is in the best interests of the City and serves a public purpose. Among other things, the construction and operation of the Stadium will provi...

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