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File #: RES 23-697    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 5/10/2023
Title: Authorization to designate GloryVille LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company as tentative developer of 1570 White Bear Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, District 2, Ward 6
Sponsors: Nelsie Yang
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Request for Offers, 3. Map, 4. D2 Greater East Side Neighborhood Profile
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Authorization to designate GloryVille LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company as tentative developer of 1570 White Bear Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, District 2, Ward 6

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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, existing, and operating under the laws of the State of Minnesota pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.001, et seq. (the “Act”); and

WHEREAS, the HRA is empowered by law, including the Act, to adopt and enforce this Resolution in pursuit of its mandate to engage in appropriate housing, development, and redevelopment projects; to remove or prevent the spread of conditions of blight or deterioration; to bring substandard buildings and improvements into compliance with public standards; to dispose of HRA-owned land for private development; and to improve the tax base and the financial stability of the community; and

WHEREAS, HRA owns approximately 2.18 acres of vacant land all located at 1570 White Bear Avenue North (the “Property”); and

WHEREAS, the HRA issued a publicly announced Request for Proposals for the Purchase and Redevelopment of the Property (the “RFP”) on October 5, 2022, with a submission deadline of December 5, 2022, all in compliance with the HRA’s disposition policy; and

WHEREAS, by the deadline contained in the RFP, five proposals to purchase and redevelop the Property were submitted to the HRA; and

WHEREAS, after an extensive and formal review process of the five proposals, HRA staff recommends that the HRA Board of Commissioners accept the proposal submitted by Gloryville LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, or an entity owned and controlled by it or by Gloria Wong (“Gloryville”) to construct a mixed-use development with approximately 87 affordable housing units and approximately 25,000 square feet of commercial space on the Property (the “Project”); and

WHEREAS, of the five p...

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