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File #: RES PH 20-200    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/23/2020
Title: Denying the June 17, 2020 application submitted by Tom Dillon of Madison Equities for an exception to the general hours of operation for Pedestrian Skyway Bridge #43 which serves the Degree of Honor Building.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Attachments: 1. 325 Cedar St 2020-6-26 SGAC Hours Resolution, 2. Skyway #43 Exhibit 3, 3. 325 Cedar St - Degree of Honor 2020-6-17 Skyway Hours Exception App
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Denying the June 17, 2020 application submitted by Tom Dillon of Madison Equities for an exception to the general hours of operation for Pedestrian Skyway Bridge #43 which serves the Degree of Honor Building.

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WHEREAS, on June 17, 2020 Tom Dillon submitted an application requesting extension of an exception to the general hours of skyway operation, herein attached as Exhibit 1, (“Application”) on behalf of Madison Equities to the Department of Safety and Inspections (“Department”); and


WHEREAS, under RES PH 18-236 the hours of operation for skyway #43 had been previously reduced to zero until June 1, 2019; and


WHEREAS, the reduction in hours granted under RES PH 18-236 was extended under RES PH 19-162 until December 1, 2019; and


WHEREAS, the reduction in hours granted under RES PH 19-162 extended under RES PH 20-18 until March 1, 2020; and


WHEREAS, the Application requested that the hours of operation for skyway #43 remain at zero until renovations on the skyway level are completed; and


WHEREAS, the application stated that the estimated completion date for renovations was the end of August 2020; and


WHEREAS, the application laid out the basis for the request as:

Safety of the general public.
Safety of workers on site.
Difficult logistics for construction and skyway use; and


WHEREAS, Chapter 140.10(b) directs that the Department forward the petition for an exception to the Skyway Governance/Advisory Committee for a recommendation and requires that the committee forward their recommendation to City Council; and


WHEREAS, the Application was forwarded to the Skyway Governance/Advisory Committee (“Committee”) and the Committee considered the Application on June 26, 2020 and rejected it, asking that the building owner establish a reasonable corridor through the Degree of Honor building within 30 days (Exhibit 2); and


WHEREAS, on August 28, 2020 the Building Official from the City of Saint Paul contacted applicant, ...

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