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File #: RES 22-1068    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 7/13/2022
Title: Resolution approving and authorizing a temporary license agreement with 11 Wells Spirits Company, LLC for an initial term of six months, to use a portion of HRA-owned property located at 694 Minnehaha Avenue E., District 4, Ward 7
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Map, 3. HRA Resolution 95-5 3-2
Title

Resolution approving and authorizing a temporary license agreement with 11 Wells Spirits Company, LLC for an initial term of six months, to use a portion of HRA-owned property located at 694 Minnehaha Avenue E., District 4, Ward 7

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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, the HRA presently owns land located at 694 Minnnehaha Avenue E. (the Hamm’s Site”) which it acquired in 2004 to protect and expand Swede Hollow Park and in anticipation of future development; and

WHEREAS, 11 Wells Spirits Company, LLC (“11 Wells”) has requested a license until October 31, 2022, for the use of a portion of the Hamm’s Site that abuts the parcel owned by 11 Wells and that is located to the southwest of the parcel owned by 11 Wells (the “Licensed  Property”) for loading, parking, customer seating, and general business operations; and

WHEREAS, the HRA Board supports 11 Wells’ interim use of the Licensed Property and supports a license agreement with an ini...

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