BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into the second amendment to pedestrian passageway agreement pertaining to the Livingston’s Building, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ____________, with IRET Properties for the modification of the pedestrian passageway through the building.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution is to approve a second amendment to the skywalk agreement pertaining to the building to the east of Wells Fargo Bank, originally occupied by Minnesota National Bank and generally referred to as the Livingston’s Building, which name was derived from the business which occupied the building at the time the skywalk was built.
Shortly after the skywalk through the building was built, Livingston’s Men’s Clothing Store, which had occupied the building for many years, closed. The building was sold and the second and third floors were leased to a law firm. As part of that process the owners requested that the skywalk agreement be amended to allow the skywalk storefront to be reconfigured to meet the needs of the new tenant. That tenant has now vacated the premises and it has been leased to a new tenant with different needs. The owner has again requested a change in configuration to meet the new tenant’s needs which will result in a configuration substantially similar to the original configuration. As the new configuration will restore the skywalk to substantially its original design and will serve the public’s needs, this Second Amendment to the Skywalk Agreement is recommended.