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File #: 2019-2078    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/20/2019 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 9/24/2019 Final action: 10/8/2019
Enactment date: 10/8/2019 Enactment #: 646
Effective date: 10/11/2019    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Amendment to Contribution Agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, acting through the Department of Transportation; the County of Allegheny; the Port Authority of Allegheny County; Holdings Acquisition Co, L.P.; and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the purpose of the City making final payments to the Commonwealth due towards projects related to proposed roadway infrastructure improvements on the City's North Shore; and further authorizing the City Solicitor to enter into an amended Consent Order to document any revised obligations consistent with this Resolution. (Executive Session held 10/1/2019)
Indexes: AGREEMENTS (AMENDING)
Attachments: 1. Summary 2019-2078
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Amendment to Contribution Agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, acting through the Department of Transportation; the County of Allegheny; the Port Authority of Allegheny County; Holdings Acquisition Co, L.P.; and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the purpose of the City making final payments to the Commonwealth due towards projects related to proposed roadway infrastructure improvements on the City's North Shore; and further authorizing the City Solicitor to enter into an amended Consent Order to document any revised obligations consistent with this Resolution.
(Executive Session held 10/1/2019)

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WHEREAS, in 2007, Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc. and PSSI Stadium Corp. (the "Steelers") and Pittsburgh Associates LP (the "Pirates") instituted actions in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Planning Commission of the City of Pittsburgh regarding PITG Gaming, LLC's ("PITG's") application for approval for project development plans necessary for the completion of its casino project; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to a Consent Order of Court dated November 16, 2007, the parties agreed to a settlement that included the withdrawal of the appeals by the Steelers and Pirates; and

WHEREAS, as part of the settlement, the Steelers, Pirates, PITG, City, and Allegheny County (the "County") agreed to enter into a Contribution Agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, acting through the Department of Transportation ("Commonwealth") and the Port Authority of Allegheny County ("PAAC") pursuant to which the Commonwealth was to undertake and initially fund a group of projects consisting of a system of signing and lane controls, a pedestrian walkway, and a feasibility study to improve roadway infrastructure on the City's North Side (collectively the "Projects"); and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth, the County, PAAC, PITG, the Steelers, the Pirates, and the City subsequently entered into a Co...

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