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File #: RES PH 17-267    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/6/2017
Title: Amending the City’s 2017 Capital Budget for the Soccer Stadium Site infrastructure and remediation costs previously budgeted in the Housing and Redevelopment Authority Capital Project fund.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Attachments: 1. City Soccer Stadium Project and Excess Local Sales for Tax Exemption Financial Analysis Final
Related files: RES 16-376, RES PH 16-64, RES 17-1815, RES PH 17-323
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Amending the City’s 2017 Capital Budget for the Soccer Stadium Site infrastructure and remediation costs previously budgeted in the Housing and Redevelopment Authority Capital Project fund.

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WHEREAS, MUSC Holdings LLC (hereinafter “the Team”) approached City officials to express interest in developing a stadium (hereinafter “the Stadium”) for a Major League Soccer team on property located at or near 400 N. Snelling Avenue (“Property”) in the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (hereinafter “the City”), and to ask for the support of the City in this development; and
WHEREAS, on August 26, 2015, the City Council passed and the Mayor thereafter approved RES 15-1539, expressing support for the development of the Stadium; and
WHEREAS, the City Council adopted RES PH 16-64 on March 2, 2016 approving and authorizing the execution of development documents with the Team for the Stadium and related public infrastructure and remediation costs as well as a funding agreement with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, (the “HRA”) to finance such costs, but did not establish a budget for the Public Infrastructure Project in the City Capital project fund; and
WHEREAS, the HRA adopted RES 16-376 on March 2, 2016 approving the Soccer Stadium site Infrastructure and Remediation (the “Public Infrastructure Project”) budget in the HRA Capital Project fund and the related funding agreement with the City; and
WHEREAS, the Stadium and related Public Infrastructure are anticipated to be owned by the City of Saint Paul and as such the Public Infrastructure Project would more appropriately be budgeted in the City Capital project fund; and
WHEREAS, during the 2017 regular session of the Minnesota Legislature, the State of Minnesota enacted 2017 Minn. Laws, Chapter 1, Article 3, Section 30 (the “Special Law”), providing for a sales tax exemption for the materials used to construct the Stadium and related infrastructure (the “Stadium Project”); and
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