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File #: RES 23-431    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 3/22/2023
Title: Resolution approving and authorizing a one-year (1), automatically renewing license agreement to Urban Roots MN for temporary community garden use of HRA-owned parcels located at 0 Pennsylvania Ave E, 0 Rivoli St and 0 Minnehaha Ave E, District 5, Ward 2
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Map, 3. D5 Payne Phalen Neighborhood Profile, 4. City Council Resolution 21-1337, 5. HRA Resolution 95-5 / 3-2, 6. HRA Resolution 95-3 / 22-2
Title

Resolution approving and authorizing a one-year (1), automatically renewing license agreement to Urban Roots MN for temporary community garden use of HRA-owned parcels located at 0 Pennsylvania Ave E, 0 Rivoli St and 0 Minnehaha Ave E, District 5, Ward 2

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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 undeveloped parcels of land located at 0 Pennsylvania Ave E (PIN 322922220101) and 0 Rivoli St (PIN 322922220163), and has certain rights to 0 Minnehaha Ave E (PIN 3229222201033) (collectively the “Property”); and

WHEREAS, the HRA acquired 0 Pennsylvania Ave E in 1984, 0 Rivoli St in 2015, and 0 Minnehaha Ave E via tax forfeiture in 2018 for conveyance to Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services; and

WHEREAS, 0 Minnehaha Ave E, which is owned by Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, is subject to the tax forfeiture process and potential reversion in which both the HRA and Ramsey County have interests; and

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