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File #: RLH RR 21-21    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Substantial Abatement Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/12/2021
Title: Ordering the razing and removal of the structures at 1544 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST within forty-five (45) days after the May 12, 2021, City Council Public Hearing.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Substantial Abatement Orders, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 1544 University Ave W.OTA 1-27-21, 2. 1544 University Ave W.PH 3-12-21, 3. 1544 University Ave W.SHPO Form 2-4-21, 4. 1544 University Ave W.Ltr from Atty Req an Ext 2-18-21, 5. 1544 University Ave W.Photos 6-1-20, 6. 1544 University Ave W.Photos 9-15-20, 7. 1544 University Ave W.Photos 11-19-20, 8. 1544 University Ave W.Parker email and letter to staff.3-26-21.pdf, 9. 1544 University Ave W.Boarding Letter.03-31-20.pdf, 10. 1544 University Ave W.Respro.3-27-20.pdf, 11. 1544 University Ave W.Boarding Letter.6-16-20.pdf, 12. 1544 University Ave W.Respro.5-27-20, 13. 1544 University Ave W.Fire Report.05-28-2020.pdf, 14. 1544 University Ave W.chain email.3-31-21.pdf, 15. 1544 University Ave W.Parker R-R Ltr.4-16-21, 16. 1544 University Ave W.Police Report.3-27-21.pdf, 17. 1544 University Ave W.Police Report.7-22-20.pdf
Related files: CO 21-12
Ordering the razing and removal of the structures at 1544 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST within forty-five (45) days after the May 12, 2021, City Council Public Hearing.

WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections has determined that 1544 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST is a nuisance building pursuant to Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.02 as 1) it is a vacant building as defined in §43.02; and 2) it has multiple housing code or building code violations or it has conditions constituting material endangerment as defined in §34.23, or it has a documented and confirmed history as a blighting influence in the community; and

WHEREAS, this property is legally described as follows, to wit: Midway Shopping Center Lot 2 Blk 1; and

WHEREAS, based upon the records in the Ramsey County Recorder's Office and information on file or obtained by the Department of Safety and Inspections, the following are the owners, interested or responsible parties for the subject property as of March 12, 2021: RK Midway Shopping Center LLC, C/O RD Management Corp, 810 7th Ave, New York NY 10019-5876; Bruce J. Parker, Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan PA, 730 Second Ave S, Suite 1450, Minneapolis MN 55402-2475; and Union Park District Council; and

WHEREAS, each of these parties was served a written order dated January 27, 2021 advising them of the basis for the determination that the subject property was a nuisance, and that the nuisance building was to be repaired or razed and removed by February 26, 2021; and

WHEREAS, this order informed the interested or responsible parties that they must repair or raze and remove the structures(s) located on the Subject Property by February 26, 2021; and

WHEREAS, a placard indicating the City’s order that this nuisance building be abated was posted on the building on January 28, 2021 in accordance with Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.11(2)c; and

WHEREAS, the nuisance condition was not corrected by February 26, 2021, and therefore an abatement...

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