BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, authorizing the sale of the following described property in St. Louis County, Minnesota, to Community Connections of Minnesota, Inc., for the sum of $81,000, payable to the General Fund 100, Agency 700, Organization 1407, Object 4640:
Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 93, LONDON ADDITION TO DULUTH, according to the recorded plat thereof.
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 30 days from and after its passage and publication.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the sale of the old public works tool house at the southeast corner of 51st Avenue East and Dodge Street to Community Connections of Minnesota, Inc., for $81,000.
The building is a two story, approximately 6,000 square foot building located on three lots totally 21,000 square feet of property in the Lakeside neighborhood which was used as a garage facility and as storage for equipment and materials for street maintenance. With the consolidation of the city’s public works functions, the site is no longer needed by the city and can be sold.
The city put out requests for proposals and the best response was that of Community Connections of Minnesota. This company presently provides residential care for brain injury victims at various sites throughout the city. They are expanding into the fields of education, training and employment opportunities for their clients which will include day programming and supported employment. It is their intention to relocate their corporate offices into the tool house facility as well as expanding their supported employment and daycare services into the building. They will be requesting that the property be rezoned from R-1-b to C-1 (the same zoning presently existing on the property to the south and east of the site) and will expend in excess of $72,000 on interior and exterior improvements to the property.
The tax base impact shall be as shown on the statement attached to the ordinance.