00-0603R

RESOLUTION RENEWING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY FOR UNITED PARCEL SERVICE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 111 PORT TERMINAL DRIVE.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, on July 22, 1968, a special use permit was issued to United Parcel Service to operate a motor freight terminal located at 111 Port Terminal Drive, on W-1 zoned land owned by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority for a period of 25 years; and

WHEREAS, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, has submitted to the city council a request for renewal of said special use permit for said facility; and said application to amend said permit was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report, and public hearing and the city planning commission has subsequently reported its approval to the city council; and

WHEREAS, the approval was made because of the city planning commission's findings that appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood, if conditions are observed.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the permit is hereby renewed for a period of 30 years from the effective date of this resolution.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution renews a special use permit which was approved by the council in 1968 and expired in 1993 for United Parcel Service to operate a motor freight terminal located at 111 Port Terminal Drive on land owned by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. This renewal will allow for the continued operation and planned expansion of UPS on this property.

The planning commission unanimously approved this permit at their regular meeting on August 23, 2000.