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File #: RLH VBR 20-76    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Vacant Building Registration Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/6/2021
Title: Appeal of Aretta-Rie Johnson, D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute, to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 842 RICE STREET.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Vacant Building Registration, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 842 Rice St.appeal.11-25-20, 2. 842 Rice St.Zoning Ltr.6-26-20.pdf, 3. 842 Rice Street.Johnson Ltr.12-11-20

Title

Appeal of Aretta-Rie Johnson, D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute, to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 842 RICE STREET.

 

Date/Time of 1st LH:  Tuesday, December 8, 2020, teleconference call between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Purpose of Appeal:  D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute, Inc., did a purchase agreement for the referenced property December 2019 with a March 2020 date to purchase.  COVID-19 interfered and subsequently our Asian investors pulled out.  We were able to extend the purchase agreement while we pulled money together for the purchase.  We purchased in June 2020 and have been assiduously and aggressively looking for funding sources to commence construction.  Adding this unforeseen cost will be a colossal onus on our fledgling organization.

Date of Order(s) Under Appeal:  November 25, 2020

Inspector/Key Staff:  Rick Gavin

Legislative Hearing Staff Comments:   Condemnation back 1/17/14 (unable to open folder), VB opened on 11/24/20.  No Team Inspection done due to owner converting bldg to multi-unit residential use on 2/28/18, but Plan Review and Zoning approval was needed.

 

Body

WHEREAS, in the matter of the Appeal of Aretta-Rie Johnson, D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute, to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 842 RICE STREET, the Legislative Hearing Officer has reviewed the appeal and considered the testimony of City staff and the appellant; and

 

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer recommends that the City Council deny the appeal, but allowing permits to be pulled; Now, Therefore, Be It

 

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby accepts and adopts the Legislative Hearing Officer's recommendation in this matter.

 

 

 

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