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File #: RES 19-1243    Version: 1 Name: NENDC Temporary Use of Former Hafners Site
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 7/24/2019
Title: Resolution approving and authorizing a license to the North East Neighborhoods Development Corporation for temporary use of an HRA owned parcel located at 1560, 1570 and 1590 White Bear Avenue North, District 2, Ward 6
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Map, 3. District 2 Profile, 4. HRA Resolution 95-5/3-2
Title
Resolution approving and authorizing a license to the North East Neighborhoods Development Corporation for temporary use of an HRA owned parcel located at 1560, 1570 and 1590 White Bear Avenue North, District 2, Ward 6
Body
WHEREAS, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (the “HRA”) is a public body corporate and politic established pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.001, et seq. (the “Act”); and

WHEREAS, the HRA has the power to engage in development or redevelopment activities under Minnesota law and the HRA is authorized to engage in activities relating to (a) housing projects and development, (b) removal and prevention of the spread of conditions of blight or deterioration, (c) bringing substandard buildings and improvements into compliance with public standards, (d) disposition of land for private redevelopment, and (e) improving the tax base and the financial stability of the community, and to engage in the aforementioned activities
when these needs cannot be met through reliance solely upon private initiative and which can also be undertaken in targeted neighborhoods; and is authorized to create redevelopment projects as defined in Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.002, Subdivision 14; and

WHEREAS, the HRA presently owns a vacant parcel located at 1560, 1570 and 1590 White Bear Avenue North (the “Parcel”); and

WHEREAS, the Parcel will be redeveloped at some future time; and

WHEREAS, the HRA wishes to grant to the North East Neighborhoods Development Corporation (NENDC) a limited, temporary license with the terms and conditions described in the staff report submitted to the HRA Board with this Resolution for activities occurring during summer and fall 2019 (“Proposal”); and

WHEREAS, by this resolution the HRA finds a public purpose for the Proposal in that it supports a vibrancy on White Bear Avenue North on Saint Paul’s East Side and supports small business;

NOW, THEREFORE...

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