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File #: RES 20-674    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/6/2020
Title: Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply for the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development fund for YWCA St. Paul Redevelopment (375 Selby Avenue).
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen, Dai Thao
Related files: RES PH 20-167
TITLE
Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply for the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development fund for YWCA St. Paul Redevelopment (375 Selby Avenue).

BODY
WHEREAS the City of is a participant in the Metropolitan Livable Communities Act (“LCA”) Local Housing Incentives Program for 2020 as determined by the Metropolitan Council, and is therefore eligible to apply for LCA Livable Communities Demonstration Account funds; and

WHEREAS the City has identified the YWCA St. Paul Redevelopment (375 Selby Avenue) meets LCDA 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 LCDA 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 LCDA grants are intended to fund projects or project components that can serve as models, examples or prototypes for LCDA 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 LCDA 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 LCDA grant funding.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that, after appropriate examination and due consideration, the Mayor and Saint Paul City Council as the governing body of the City:
1. Finds that it is in the best interests of th...

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