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File #: RES 20-1593    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 11/18/2020
Title: Resolution approving and authorizing a seven-year (7) license agreement to District 6 Planning Council, d/b/a North End Neighborhood Organization (“NENO”), for temporary use of an HRA-owned parcel located at 168 Front Avenue, District 6, Ward 1
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Map, 3. District 6 Profile, 4. HRA Resolution 95-3/22-2, 5. HRA Resolution 95-5/3-2
Title

Resolution approving and authorizing a seven-year (7) license agreement to District 6 Planning Council, d/b/a North End Neighborhood Organization (“NENO”), for temporary use of an HRA-owned parcel located at 168 Front Avenue, District 6, Ward 1

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WHEREAS, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (the “HRA”) is a public body corporate and politic established pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.001, et seq. (the “Act”); and

WHEREAS, the HRA has the power to engage in development or redevelopment activities under Minnesota law and the HRA is authorized to engage in activities relating to (a) housing projects and development, (b) removal and prevention of the spread of conditions of blight or deterioration, (c) bringing substandard buildings and improvements into compliance with public standards, (d) disposition of land for private redevelopment, and (e) improving the tax base and the financial stability of the community, and to engage in the aforementioned activities

when these needs cannot be met through reliance solely upon private initiative and which can also be undertaken in targeted neighborhoods; and is authorized to create redevelopment projects as defined in Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.002, Subdivision 14; and

WHEREAS, in 2008, the HRA acquired a parcel of land located at 168 Front Avenue (the “Property”) for redevelopment purposes; and

WHEREAS, since 2008, the Property has remained vacant; and

WHEREAS, since 2017, the Property has been used as a community garden through annual garden license agreements with the District 6 Planning Council, d/b/a North End Neighborhood Organization (“NENO”); and

WHEREAS, NENO has requested a seven-year license for the use of the Property for continued community gardening activities and the installation of a wooden fence to better define the garden space; and

WHEREAS, the HRA board supports NENO’s interim use of the Property an...

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