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File #: RES 19-1215    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing LCDA-TOD Redevelopment Grant Application for 411-417 Lexington Parkway N
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/7/2019
Title: Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply to the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Transit-Oriented Development Grant for 411-417 Lexington Parkway North (Lexington Parkway Apartment Project).
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply to the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Transit-Oriented Development Grant for 411-417 Lexington Parkway North (Lexington Parkway Apartment Project).

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is a participant in the Metropolitan Livable Communities Act (“LCA”) Local Housing Incentives Program for 2019 as determined by the Metropolitan Council, and is therefore eligible to apply for LCA Livable Communities Demonstration Account and Tax Base Revitalization Account Transit Oriented Development (collectively, “TOD”) funds; and
WHEREAS, the City has identified a proposed project within the City that meets TOD purposes and criteria and is consistent with and promotes the purposes of the Metropolitan Livable Communities Act and the policies of the Metropolitan Council’s adopted metropolitan development guide; and
WHEREAS, the City has the institutional, managerial, and financial capability to adequately manage an LCA-TOD grant; and
WHEREAS, the City certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the grant agreement; and
WHEREAS, the City acknowledges TOD grants are intended to fund projects or project components that can serve as models, examples or prototypes for TOD development or redevelopment elsewhere in the Region, and therefore represents that the proposed project or key components of the proposed project can be replicated in other metropolitan-area communities; and
WHEREAS, only a limited amount of grant funding is available through the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities TOD initiative during each funding cycle and the Metropolitan Council has determined it is appropriate to allocate those scarce grant funds only to eligible projects that would not occur without the availability of TOD grant funding.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that, after appropriate examination and due consideration, the governing body of the City:
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