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File #: RES PH 18-281    Version: 1 Name: Establish Budget for Pedro Park
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/24/2018
Title: Amending the financing and spending budgets in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $1,516,810.79 for the Pedro Park project.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Financial Analysis, 2. Donation Agreement, 3. Parks & Recreation Commission Resolutions
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Amending the financing and spending budgets in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $1,516,810.79 for the Pedro Park project.

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WHEREAS, the Fitzgerald Park Precinct Plan was adopted by the Saint Paul City Council as an addendum to the Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan in 2006; and

WHEREAS, the Fitzgerald Park Precinct Plan recommends the development of a park on the block bounded by Minnesota St, 10th St, Robert St, and 9th St; and

WHEREAS, land at 104-124 10th Street East was donated to the City of Saint Paul in 2009 by the Pedro family for the purpose of developing a new City Park; and

WHEREAS, the City established the land at 104-124 10th Street East as a park in 2013 with the completion of a temporary public art installation known as Urban Flower Field; and

WHEREAS, the City has endeavored to identify funds to implement permanent improvements at 104-124 10th St E.; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation organized a Community Design Advisory Group, and three meetings with community stakeholders were held in 2018 to develop a design for Pedro Park at 104-124 10th St E.; and

WHEREAS, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) of the City of Saint Paul marketed the Public Safety Annex at 100 10th St. E (PSA) for potential redevelopment in 2017; and

WHEREAS, the HRA Board of Commissioners voted on November 11, 2017 to award tentative developer status to The Ackerberg Group to explore a sale and redevelopment of the PSA; and

WHEREAS, the HRA Board of Commissioners will consider authorizing entering into the execution of a development agreement with The Ackerberg Group for the sale and redevelopment of the PSA after a public hearing at its meeting on or after October 24, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council will consider a transfer of the PSA to the HRA after a public hearing on or after October 24, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the proposed sale of the PSA would create sale proceeds in the amount o...

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