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File #: RES PH 20-99    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/8/2020
Title: Approving an Interim Use Permit for a temporary emergency housing facility at Mary Hall, 436 Dorothy Day Place.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Attachments: 1. Mary Hall Application, 2. Application email, 3. IUP Staff Report, 4. Map-Aerial, 5. Map-Landuse, 6. Map-Zoning
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Approving an Interim Use Permit for a temporary emergency housing facility at Mary Hall, 436 Dorothy Day Place.

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WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-01 “Declaring a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota’s Strategy to Protect Minnesotans from COVID-19” pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 12.31, Subd. 2; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a pandemic illness and possess a risk to the health, welfare, and safety of the public; and

WHEREAS, the United States Government and the state of Minnesota have issued numerous guidelines, recommendations and orders intended to slow the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, on March 25, 202 Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20 ordering all persons living in Minnesota to stay in their place of residence from 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2020 until 5:00 p.m. April 10, subject to certain conditions and including possible extension of the effect of Executive Order 20-20 through additional Executive Orders; and

WHEREAS, while Executive Order 20-20 Paragraph 5(g) exempts persons without a place of residence (the “unsheltered”) from the restrictions of the Executive Order, the unsheltered are as vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19 and unsheltered persons with COVID-19, or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and lacking a place of residence contemplated by the Executive Order, are particularly vulnerable thereby creating a housing emergency for the unsheltered; and

WHEREAS, emergency housing is a conditional use permitted in a B5 zoning district under Leg. Code § 66.431; and

WHEREAS, the Ramsey County Department of Health desires to use a site commonly known as Mary Hall, 436 Dorothy Day Place, legally described as Lot A of REGISTERED LAND SURVEY 442 (hereinafter, “Mary Hall”) as a temporary emergency housing for the unsheltered; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Saint Paul (“Council”) finds that the peacetime emergency created by the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly developing need to provide som...

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