DISCLAIMER

 

06-0577R


RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO AIRPARK JOBZ SUBZONE NUMBER 97.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

     WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council adopted Resolution No. 03-0731 which authorized the arrowhead regional development commission to act as job opportunity building zone (JOBZ) zone sponsor and administrator and to make program commitments on behalf of the city of Duluth; and

     WHEREAS, the Minnesota department of employment and economic development (DEED) approved the Northeast Minnesota regional JOBZ application for 4,031 acres, including 351.12 acres within the city of Duluth; and

     WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council adopted Resolution No. 04-0236 designating those 351.12 acres within the city of Duluth into 11 subzones, including 95.78 acres in Airpark Subzone Number 97; and

     WHEREAS, the Duluth Seaway Port authority wishes to reallocate 1.6 acres from Lot 1, Block 4, Second Rearrangement of Part of Airpark Division, and 2.1 acres from Lot 1, Block 8, Second Rearrangement of Part of Airpark Division, for a total reallocation of 3.7 acres to a 3.34 acre project site (resulting in a net reduction in Airpark Subzone Number 97 of 0.36 acres) described as Lot 23, Block 4, Rearrangement of Part of Airpark Division (PID #143-230); and

     WHEREAS, the JOBZ program created in Minnesota Session Laws 2003, First Special Session, Chapter 21, Article 1, allows for the formation of tax free zones and for subzone boundaries to be amended with the approval of all taxing authorities; and

     WHEREAS, the Duluth Seaway Port authority wishes to provide JOBZ benefits to a business whose expansion shall occur on the 3.34 acre project site.

     NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth approves an amendment to Airpark Subzone Number 97 as follows:

     (a)  Remove a total of 3.7 acres from Lot 1, Block 4, and Lot 1, Block 8, Second Rearrangement of Part of Airpark Division;

     (b)  Add 3.34 acres to Lot 23, Block 4, Rearrangement of Part of Airpark Division (PID #143-230).


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Pursuant to Resolution 04-0236, 95.78 acres in the airpark were designated as JOBZ Airpark Subzone Number 97. The seaway port authority, which owns the airpark property, has requested removing a total of 3.7 acres of property from the subzone designation and applying the designation to a 3.34 acre parcel for a net reduction in the subzone of 0.36 acres. Moving the subzone designation to the 3.34 acre parcel will assist Northstar Aerospace in the expansion of its facility. Construction is expected to begin by the end of August.