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File #: RES PH 20-19    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/26/2020
Title: Denying the application submitted by Calsey Smith of 333 on the Park for an exception to the general hours of operation for pedestrian skyway bridges #26 and #36, which serve Timberland Partners. (Amended to approve the application)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Attachments: 1. 333 Sibley St Skyway Hours Exception, 2. Goodier email
Title
Denying the application submitted by Calsey Smith of 333 on the Park for an exception to the general hours of operation for pedestrian skyway bridges #26 and #36, which serve Timberland Partners. (Amended to approve the application)

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WHEREAS, on September 9, 2019, Calsey Smith submitted a request for an exception to the general hours of skyway operation, incorporated herein as Exhibit 1, on behalf of 333 on the Park located at 333 N. Sibley Street to the Department of Safety and Inspections (“Department”); and

WHEREAS, that application requested an exception to the general hours of operation for the portion of the skyway leading from bridges #26 and #36; and

WHEREAS, the exception requested was total closure of the easement to the general public; and

WHEREAS, Council File 08-790, adopted by Council on July 23, 2008 and herein incorporated as Exhibit 2, reduced the hours for the portion of the skyway leading from bridges #26 and #36 to 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and no hours on Saturday and Sunday; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 140.10(b) of the Saint Paul Legislative Code give the Council the power to grant such exceptions and directs that in determining whether to grant or deny the petition, the council shall consider:
(1) Whether the portion of the skyway system petitioning for alternative hours leads to another portion of skyway system that has the general hours of operation;
(2) Whether security such as a metal detector or photo identification is required to gain access to the portion of the skyway system requesting the alternative hours;
(3) Whether there is a contract or other legal document between the property and the city outlining alternative hours that cannot be altered by ordinance;
(4) Whether retail or other business activities take place within the skyway system and the difficulty of closing off those business areas from the ingre...

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