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File #: RES PH 17-177    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 6/28/2017
Title: 1.   Resolution Authorizing the Following: Authorization to Acquire 2 Tax Forfeited Properties at 1695 Bush Avenue in Ward 7, Greater East Side District 2 and 1333 Margaret Street in Ward 7, Dayton’s Bluff District 4 and to Convey Same to Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services. 2.   Authorization to Acquire 3 Tax Forfeited Properties at 806 Thomas Avenue and 521 Edmund Avenue, Both in Ward 1, Thomas Dale District 7 and 1404 Barclay Street in Ward 6, Greater East Side District 2 and Authorization to Convey Same to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Ramsey County Policy, 3. HRA Tax Forfeit Policy, 4. Map - 1695 Bush Avenue, 5. Map - 1333 Margaret Street, 6. Map - 806 Thomas Avenue, 7. Map - 521 Edmund Avenue, 8. Map - 1404 Barclay Street, 9. Ramsey Co. Costs -1695 Bush, 10. Ramsey Co. Costs - 1333 Margaret, 11. Ramsey Co. Costs - Thomas,Edmund,Barclay, 12. District 2 Profile, 13. District 4 Profile, 14. District 7 Profile
Related files: RES 14-867
Title

1.   Resolution Authorizing the Following: Authorization to Acquire 2 Tax Forfeited Properties at 1695 Bush Avenue in Ward 7, Greater East Side District 2 and 1333 Margaret Street in Ward 7, Dayton’s Bluff District 4 and to Convey Same to Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services.

2.   Authorization to Acquire 3 Tax Forfeited Properties at 806 Thomas Avenue and 521 Edmund Avenue, Both in Ward 1, Thomas Dale District 7 and 1404 Barclay Street in Ward 6, Greater East Side District 2 and Authorization to Convey Same to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

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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 Greater East Side District 2 area, the Dayton’s Bluff District 4 area and the Thomas Dale District 7 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 County has approved a new policy to create incentives for development of affordable housing; and

WHEREAS, HRA has approved a policy under RES 14-867 for properties acquired by HRA which is complementary to the Ramsey County policy and defines the process for holding...

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