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File #: RES PH 20-202    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 9/23/2020
Title: Authorization to acquire the tax forfeited parcel located at 612 Wells Street and convey such parcel to Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services; to acquire the tax forfeited parcel located at 390 Fry Street and convey to Next 7th Properties, LLC; to acquire the tax forfeited parcel located at 1179 Seminary Avenue and convey to Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties, all for the development of affordable housing, Districts 5, 13 and 11, Wards 6 and 4
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Ramsey County HRA Resolutions B2017-274 and B2019-202, 3. City of St. Paul HRA Resolution 14-867, 4. Maps, 5. District Profiles
Related files: RES 14-867
Title
Authorization to acquire the tax forfeited parcel located at 612 Wells Street and convey such parcel to Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services; to acquire the tax forfeited parcel located at 390 Fry Street and convey to Next 7th Properties, LLC; to acquire the tax forfeited parcel located at 1179 Seminary Avenue and convey to Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties, all for the development of affordable housing, Districts 5, 13 and 11, Wards 6 and 4
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WHEREAS, the 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 approved a policy by Resolution B2017-274, as amended B2019-202, to create incentives for development of affordable housing (“Ramsey County Resolution”); and

WHEREAS, HRA approved a policy under HRA Resolution 14-867 (“HRA Resolution”) for properties acquired by HRA which is complementary to the Ramsey County Resolution and defines the process for holding and sale of Tax Forfeit 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 by authority of said Act engages in activities relating to: 1) housing projects and development; 2) removal or prevention of the spread of conditions of blight or deteriorations; ...

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