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File #: RES PH 19-384    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 11/13/2019
Title: Authorization to acquire tax-forfeited parcels located at 614 California Avenue East and 896 Cottage Avenue East and convey to Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services for new construction and authorization to acquire tax-forfeited parcel located at 282 Wyoming Street and convey to Change, Inc., for rehabilitation of current structure for affordable housing consistent with Ramsey County HRA Resolution B2017-274 and the City St. Paul HRA Resolution 14-867, Districts 5 and 3, Wards 6 and 2.
Sponsors: Kassim Busuri, Rebecca Noecker, Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Ramsey County HRA Resolution B2017-274 and B2019-202, 3. City of St. Paul HRA Resolution 14-867, 4. Maps, 5. District Profiles, 6. Certified Copy
Related files: RES 14-867
Title
Authorization to acquire tax-forfeited parcels located at 614 California Avenue East and 896 Cottage Avenue East and convey to Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services for new construction and authorization to acquire tax-forfeited parcel located at 282 Wyoming Street and convey to Change, Inc., for rehabilitation of current structure for affordable housing consistent with Ramsey County HRA Resolution B2017-274 and the City St. Paul HRA Resolution 14-867, Districts 5 and 3, Wards 6 and 2.

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WHEREAS, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (“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

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 into housing for persons of low and moderate income; and

WHEREAS, Ramsey County has approved a policy by Resolution B2017-274, amended as B2019-202, to create incentives for development of affordable housing; and

WHEREAS, HRA has approved a policy pursuant to 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-forfeited properties; and

WHEREAS, HRA has the power to engage in housing projects development activities under Chapter 469 of the Minnesota Statutes, Housing and Redevelopment Act; and

WHEREAS, the HRA engages in the aforementioned activities when housing projects or development needs cannot be met ...

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