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File #: RES 21-1365    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/22/2021
Title: Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply to the Metropolitan Council for Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit-Oriented Development funding for projects at 911 Minnehaha Avenue West and 1790/1800 University Avenue West and for Livable Communities Demonstration Account Development funding for projects at 398/402 Front Avenue, 176 Robert Street South, and 102/150 Water Street West/75 Bidwell Street.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply to the Metropolitan Council for Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit-Oriented Development funding for projects at 911 Minnehaha Avenue West and 1790/1800 University Avenue West and for Livable Communities Demonstration Account Development funding for projects at 398/402 Front Avenue, 176 Robert Street South, and 102/150 Water Street West/75 Bidwell Street.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is a participant in the Livable Communities Act’s Local Housing Incentives Account Program for 2021 as determined by the Metropolitan Council, and is therefore eligible to apply for Livable Communities Demonstration Account funds; and
WHEREAS, the City has identified proposed projects within the City that meets the Demonstration Account’s purposes and criteria and is consistent with and promotes the purposes of the Metropolitan Livable Communities Act and the policies of the Metropolitan Council’s adopted metropolitan development guide; and
WHEREAS, the City has the institutional, managerial and financial capability to ensure adequate project administration; and
WHEREAS, the City certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the grant agreement; and
WHEREAS, the City agrees to act as legal sponsor for the projects contained in the grant applications submitted on September 27, 2021; and
WHEREAS, the City acknowledges Livable Communities Demonstration Account grants are intended to fund projects or project components that can serve as models, examples or prototypes for development or redevelopment projects elsewhere in the region, and therefore represents that the proposed projects or key components of the proposed projects can be replicated in other metropolitan-area communities; and
WHEREAS, only a limited amount of grant funding is available through the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Account during each funding cycle a...

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