00-0724R

RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE BUILDING APPEAL BOARD TO DENY AN APPEAL TO LIFT THE CONDEMNATION FOR DEMOLITION ORDERS AND ALLOW A FURTHER EXTENSION OF TIME TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR COMPLETE RENOVATION AT 222-224 WEST THIRD STREET AND 226 WEST THIRD STREET, DULUTH, MINNESOTA.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, Roy and Mary Anderson have appealed to the city council the decision of the building appeal board to deny a request to lift the condemnation for demolition order at 222-224 West Third Street and 226 West Third Street, Duluth, Minnesota; and

WHEREAS, the city council has considered this appeal and determined that the required findings for the granting of an appeal to set aside the demolition orders of December 1, 1999, cannot be made in this case, based upon the fact that the building appeal board found that there is no evidence to justify any conclusion other than that the property is structurally substandard, that the cost to repair 222-224 West Third Street would exceed $705,076 and that the cost to repair 226 West Third Street would exceed $156,235 and the cost to replace 222-224 West Third Street would not exceed $1,294,000 and the cost to replace 226 West Third Street would not exceed $142,267, and that the demolition orders are valid and to uphold the decision of the building official, and the city council adopts the building appeal board's findings and independently makes the same findings, and reaches the same conclusion.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the city of Duluth that the building appeal board's decision of May 10, 2000, is hereby affirmed by the city council and the appeal is denied, and the record in this matter consists of the city file, the materials presented by the owners, and the city council proceedings.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution affirms the decision of the building appeal board for an appeal of City Code, Chapter 10, Article II, Section 10-3, for property located at 222-224 West Third Street and 226 West Third Street. The applicant requested the condemnation for demolition order be lifted and a further extension of time to develop a plan for complete renovation of the structures.