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File #: 2016-0918    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/28/2016 In control: Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
On agenda: 11/1/2016 Final action: 11/14/2016
Enactment date: 11/14/2016 Enactment #: 686
Effective date: 11/22/2016    
Title: Resolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh (the "City") and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (the "Authority") to divert 75% of the incremental parking taxes from the Garage (as defined below), up to $5,708,405.00, to fund a portion of public space improvements and historic preservation efforts for the Union Trust Building. (Council District 6)
Indexes: COOPERATION AGREEMENT/S
Attachments: 1. Summary 2016-0918.docx
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Resolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh (the "City") and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (the "Authority") to divert 75% of the incremental parking taxes from the Garage (as defined below), up to $5,708,405.00, to fund a portion of public space improvements and historic preservation efforts for the Union Trust Building. (Council District 6)

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WHEREAS, the Union Trust Building Redevelopment will consist of 500,000 square feet of fully rehabilitated commercial office space and 35,000 square feet of retail space in downtown Pittsburgh (the "Project") and an integral 190-space underground parking garage for the Project (the "Garage");

WHEREAS, the tax increment funds from the Garage will be used to fund public space realm improvements for the Project, including streetscape improvements, lighting, sidewalks, curbs, streetscape canopies, and historic preservation of the stained-glass dome., which will cost in excess of $3,200,000.00 (the "Public Space Improvements");

WHEREAS, the Union Trust Building Redeveloper has requested that 75% of the parking taxes generated by the Garage during its first 17 years of operation be made available to the Redeveloper to pay a portion of the costs of construction of the Public Space Improvements, and 75% of the parking taxes generated by the Garage during its 18th year of operation will be diverted into the Affordable Housing Fund; and

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Cooperation Law, 35 P.S. ?? 1741, et seq., as amended, authorizes a city to enter into agreements with a redevelopment authority to carry out its public purposes upon the terms and over the period contemplated herein.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance are hereby authorized and directed to enter into a cooperation agreement (the "Cooperation Agreement") with the Authority in form approved by the City Solici...

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