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File #: 19-0480R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/28/2019 In control: Planning and Economic Development
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action: 8/19/2019
Title: RESOLUTION TO PROCEED WITH A PROCESS FOR THE SALE OF PARK PROPERTY WITHIN THE LESTER PARK AND ENGER PARK GOLF COURSES AND REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSING UNITS ON SAID PROPERTY. (REPLACEMENT)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Motion to Amend: Anderson - 8-0-1 (Fosle)
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RESOLUTION TO PROCEED WITH A PROCESS FOR THE SALE OF PARK PROPERTY WITHIN THE LESTER PARK AND ENGER PARK GOLF COURSES AND REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSING UNITS ON SAID PROPERTY. (REPLACEMENT)

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CITY PROPOSAL:
WHEREAS, city administration is exploring potential affordable housing developments in all areas of the city; and
WHEREAS, affordable housing needs in the City are reaching critical thresholds for all income levels; and
WHEREAS, the city golf courses are located on property that is larger than necessary to accommodate one 27-hole golf course, one 18-hole golf course and related uses; and
WHEREAS, city administration has identified park property that would be appropriate for development of housing; and
WHEREAS, the revenue generated from the sale of this property will be re-invested into the city's golf courses; and
WHEREAS, city administration is ready to begin the process to sell park property to facilitate the development of housing in the areas near the Enger Park and Lester Park golf courses; and
WHEREAS, the lengthy process to sell park property includes a three-fourths vote by the planning commission and at least eight votes by the council.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth city council authorizes city administration to pursue the sale of those portions of park property within the Lester Park Golf Course and the Enger Park Golf Course outlined on the attached Exhibit A under the following conditions:
(a) The city must own fee title to any property to be sold;
(b) Administration must seek development proposals for the property pursuant to a request for development proposals;
(c) Development proposals for the property to be sold must include development of housing units with a minimum of 20 percent of the units being affordable housing; and
(d) Development proposals for the property to be sold must be consistent with environmental and sustainability goa...

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