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File #: RES 16-2037    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/16/2016
Title: Authorizing the demolition of Skyway Bridge Number 10.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Attachments: 1. Skyway 10 Agreement.pdf, 2. #10 1976 Proceedings of the Council - Council File No 268198 Ord No.pdf
Title
Authorizing the demolition of Skyway Bridge Number 10.

Body
WHEREAS, On December 31, 1976, the Council of the City of Saint Paul enacted Ordinance No. 16145 authorizing the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul (“HRA”) or its successors in interest, to expand the City’s “skyway” system through the construction, operation, and maintenance, over and above Wabasha Street, of an overhead pedestrian passageway, commonly known as “Skyway No. 10” (“Skyway”), to be located between what were then known as the Dayton’s Department Store building and the Wabasha Court building; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 16145 further provided, upon execution of an agreement between the owners of the respective buildings noted above to assume responsibilities for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the said Skyway, that the HRA would be relieved of any further obligations regarding the Skyway; and

WHEREAS, On January 31, 1978, an agreement by and between the HRA, the City of Saint Paul, Wabasha Court Associates, Dayton-Hudson Corp., United Properties and the Port which is attached hereto as Attachment 1 (the “Skyway 10 Agreement”) transferred responsibilities for the said Skyway to the owners of the respective buildings served by the Skyway was duly executed thereby relieving the HRA from any further obligation regarding the Skyway; and

WHEREAS, As of the date of this Resolution, the building known as the Dayton’s Department Store is presently vacant, the building known as Wabasha Court has been torn down and, as a result, the Skyway is no longer used for its intended purposes and currently extends from the vacant Dayton’s store site over Wabasha Street and dead-ends in air above the surface parking lot that now occupies what had been the location of the Wabasha Court building; and

WHEREAS, Go Wild, LLC (“Go Wild”), a joint venture of the Port Authority of Saint Paul (“Port”) and a private developer, has expressed a desire to redevelop...

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