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File #: RES PH 19-210    Version:
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 6/26/2019
Title: Authorization to acquire tax forfeited parcels 870 Fuller Avenue, 720 Jenks Avenue, and 1297 Woodbridge Street and 1698 Lafond Avenue to convey to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. for new construction consistent with Ramsey County HRA Resolution B2017-274 and the City of St. Paul HRA Resolution 14-867, Districts 5, 6 and 8, and 11 Wards 1, 4, 5 and 6
Sponsors: Dai Thao, Amy Brendmoen, Kassim Busuri
Attachments: 1. Board Report 6.26.19, 2. Ramsey County HRA Resolution B2017-274, 3. City of St. Paul HRA Resolution 14-867, 4. Maps, 5. District Profiles
Related files: RES 14-867
Title
Authorization to acquire tax forfeited parcels 870 Fuller Avenue, 720 Jenks Avenue, and 1297 Woodbridge Street and 1698 Lafond Avenue to convey to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. for new construction consistent with Ramsey County HRA Resolution B2017-274 and the City of St. Paul HRA Resolution 14-867, Districts 5, 6 and 8, and 11 Wards 1, 4, 5 and 6
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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 Payne-Phalen District 5 area, the North End-South Como District 6 area, and the Summit-University District 8 area, and the Hamline-Midway District 11 area, which are all part of the redevelopment plan; and

WHEREAS, HRA recognizes the problems created by vacant lots and blighted properties not being maintained or being of value to the community, and it also recognizes the need to take the initiative to convert these lots and dilapidated structures into decent, safe, and sanitary housing for persons of low and moderate income and/or to 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 the City of St. Paul HRA Resolution 14-867 for properties acquired by HRA which is complementary to the Ramsey County policy and defines the process for holding and sale of Tax Forfeit properties; and

WHEREAS, HRA has the power to engage in development or redevelopment activities u...

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